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Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Andrés Soler, Miguel Arenas
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There have been many versions of Shakespeare's masterpiece, but none like the one starring Cantinflas. This delightful and humorous version also carries a powerful message to today's parents, showing them how to approach the problems of their children with understanding, firmness, and tolerance.

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Shakespeare -v- Cervantes(?)
18 September 2003 | by (Huntington Park, USA) – See all my reviews

This one is undoubtedly one of Cantinflas best. Done during his most productive years (40's), but this one has an extra ingredient. And that is, since is Romeo and Juliet, all the play is done in verse, usually ending with Mexican slang that rimes, which produces a non stop laughing effect. Like many Cantinflas movies, this one in particular, just can't be translated at all, or at least literally, that would kill the joke. This film must be restored and digitally reproduce on DVD, just like so many good old Mexican movies of this period.


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