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 »

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corrà
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert
Main Street (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Betsy Blair, José Suárez, Yves Massard
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Manuel Angel Egea, Fernando Sánchez Polack, Madeleine Robinson
Tristana (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero
Fear (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Corinne Marchand, Antonio Casas, Jean-Pierre Cassel
La venganza (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Carmen Sevilla, Raf Vallone, Jorge Mistral
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Mar Flores, Sergi Mateu, Arsenio León
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Good-for-nothing Juan marries Carmen to begin suffering what he thinks her and their friends' scorn at his proven inability to make a living, until he's lured to an apparent sound business that will for sure make them rich.

Directors: Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Elvira Quintillá, Félix Fernández
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Vincent, a young man from Paris, arrives at the small Spanish village of Caldeya. where his has been loaned a home by his friend, Reginald. He meets Pascal Regnier, a novelist engaged in ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Hardy Krüger, James Mason
Foul Play (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Mara Vila, Miguel Ángel Aristu
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisa Galvé ...
Ana Ruiz (as Christian Galvé)
...
Miguel
Emma Penella ...
Marga
Rosario García Ortega ...
Doña carmen
Mariano Asquerino ...
Don Antonio
Carlos Casaravilla ...
Carlos
Rafael Alonso ...
Ernesto Sánchez Blasco
Manuel Arbó ...
Rafael Muñoz
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro ...
Matilde Agustín
Aníbal Vela ...
Empresario
Arsenio Freignac
Miguel Pastor
Manuel Alexandre ...
Manolo (as Manuel Alejandre)
Arturo Marín
Manuel Guitián
Edit

Storyline

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 decides to release "Heaven is not far" by Ernesto Sánchez Blasco, Ana hopes to get the leading role. Written by jsanchez

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 May 1959 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Aktorzy  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 157,116 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Varietés (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Incidental music by Ronnie O'Dell's orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
About that first Bardem
27 July 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

In 1953 Juan Antonio Bardem shot his first movie -alone, that is-. He decided to pay homage to his parents -both of them actors-. But beyond this personal streak, "Cómicos" is a film that deserves to be seen nowadays. This is Bardem before his Antonioni's usual copies. And at his most sincere. You have to watch the shots of those thespians working day and night in that 50's Spain to sympathize with them. On the other hand, Ana Ruiz is not only a character but an idea: the idea of the "dirty hope" as she calls it. She waits for a break because she know she's worth as an actress. No matter when the moment will arrive. Unfortunately for her that moment comes and goes very quickly. But now she's had the opportunity to know that she was right. As for the actors, the Argentinian actress Christian Galvé -Elisa Christian Galvé- is a wonderful image- and Fernando Rey, Ema Penella and Carlos Casavilla are no less than perfect. And what shots those of that Mr Bardem... Try not to watch and you'll find it impossible. Besides, you'll listen to intelligent dialog's abel posadas


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Cómicos (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?