Martin, a perfume seller coincide with his former classmate and bright, Roberto, who has left her lover planted tonight. Roberto Martin accompanies her home and meets his wife Berta, which ...
See full summary »
A young French cabaret showgirl spends a few days in a provincial Spanish city recovering from an operation, altering with her brash self-confidence the narrow-minded customs of the place ... See full summary »
Juan Antonio Bardem
On a dark night, the body of a well-known society woman is found; the investigators immediately suspect that the killer was the woman's maid. For her part, the maid demands that the woman's... See full summary »
Mercedes, who recently became a widower, nostalgically recalls his years of marriage with deadly dull Ramón to conclude how unhappy she was. While traveling by train to Madrid, a psychic ... See full summary »
Ana Ruiz, a young actress who works in a traveling theater company, performs only small roles, but she hopes to succeed and puts her success before the love of Miguel. When the company ... See full summary »
Spain: eighteenth century. In the same society painted by Francisco de Goya in his paintings, the Countess of Gualda and the famous popular singer from Madrid Petrilla are so physically ... See full summary »
When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable ... See full summary »
A rural magistrate tries to solve the mystery of a man's death that turns to murder in the light of new events, while searching for his lost love, a beautiful and enigmatic woman who suddenly disappeared.
Fernando (Fernando Fernan Gomez), is a young man who has just completed military service in a cavalry regiment. This regiment has received the order of motorize and therefore must sell all ... See full summary »
Fernando Fernán Gómez,
José Luis Ozores
Castelar, "El Tío del Gabán" y "El Pelirrojo" son tres delincuentes de poca monta que se dedican al carterismo organizado en el Rastro de Madrid. Un día se reúnen por deseo de su antiguo ... See full summary »
Pedro Luis Ramírez
José Luis Ozores,
Martin, a perfume seller coincide with his former classmate and bright, Roberto, who has left her lover planted tonight. Roberto Martin accompanies her home and meets his wife Berta, which falls in love. To get it, he will devise the perfect murder. Written by
Superb noir Spanish film, with superb direction and screenplay.
"Martin" (Raf Vallone), a frustrated lawyer who sells perfumes, is reunited with "Robi" (Julio Peña), a former classmate and bright, and falls in love with his wife (Elena Varzi). One night "Robi" asks for help to "Martin", believing that he killed a man who was about his lover.
In the fifties of Spanish cinema, it seems there was an explosion of noir cinema which, combined with a host of actors, directors and writers inspired actually resulted in some of the most significant works of the genre they have done in Spain.
Besides the famous triple B: Bardem, Berlanga and Buñue,l Spanish filmmakers, there are others directors who also made extraordinary films like "Los Ojos dejan huellas" rather than dignified noir Spanish cinema displays and wisely directed by Jose Luis Saenz Heredia.
The director not only to create the appropriate atmosphere, applying a force worthy of the magnificent narrative text of Carlos Blanco or get some brilliant performances of Raf Vallone and Emma Penella but goes a step further and get to be the eyes of the protagonists (as the title suggests) which unveil the internal process so closely guarded that corrodes the very depths of their souls.
"Los Ojos dejan huellas" is irregular, but very interesting collection of noir film whose main value lies in a very lucid script, full of details perverse and amoral study and a copy of the main characters, "Martin Jordan", the social misfit, "Berta", the ruthless femme fatale, and finally "Robi", the rogue unconscious. United for a complex story woven base tricks and deception, only one of the three will keep control of the situation. But we will not know who until the end.
But what is particularly remarkable in this film is its excellent script. Of course after seeing "Los Peces Rojos" 1955 (J.A.Nieves Conde), and "Los Ojos dejan huellas" can be said to Carlos Blanco is among the best writers of the Spanish cinema.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?