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Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)
"Bienvenido Mister Marshall" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  17 July 1953 (France)
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After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lolita Sevilla ...
Manolo Morán ...
Manolo
José Isbert ...
Don Pablo, el alcalde
Alberto Romea ...
Don Luis, el caballero
Elvira Quintillá ...
Señorita Eloísa, la maestra
Luis Pérez de León ...
Don Cosme, el cura
Félix Fernández ...
Don Emiliano, el médico
Fernando Aguirre ...
Geronimo - el secretario
Joaquín Roa ...
Julían - el pregonero
Nicolás D. Perchicot ...
Boticario (as Nicolás Perchicot)
José Franco ...
Delegado general
Rafael Alonso ...
Enviado
José María Rodríguez ...
José
Elisa Méndez ...
Doña Raquel
Matilde López Roldán ...
Doña Matilde
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Storyline

The little village of Villar del Río is awaiting the song performance of Carmen Vargas, 'The Great Andalusian Star'. The quiet village is governed by a deaf, naughty and good-natured Mayor, who's only seeking the way to give life to the place. By the same time good news comes to the village: the arrival of North American high personalities that will give economical aid to the nation city by city, village by village. The Mayor doesn't know what to do to welcome them. Carmen Vargas's agent throws surprising initiatives, moving all the village people just to prepare a better reception for the foreigners. His idea is to disguise all the farmers as Andalusians and add colour to every street with typical decorations. All of them start to work, and also to dream and think about what they're going to request the Americans, who will come with lots of dollars. The day of the arrival everybody at Villar del Río is in the streets, from the Mayor to the newborn child... Written by Miguel Ángel Díaz González

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Release Date:

17 July 1953 (France)  »

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Box Office

Gross:

ESP 543,113 (Spain)
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Trivia

When the film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival, the production company had the idea of distributing $1 bills with the images of José Isbert and Lolita Sevilla in place of George Washington. See more »

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Featured in El sueño de la maestra (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

De Sevilla al Canadá
Music by Juan Solano (as Maestro Solano)
Lyrics by José Antonio Ochaíta and Xandro Valerio
Performed by Lolita Sevilla
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A milestone in Spanish cinema
24 October 2000 | by (Longueuil, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film in its original version and in a French translation, and I must admit that, as far as all cinematic qualities are concerned, it reminds me very much of those glorious British Ealing Studios comedies of the 50s.


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