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That Happy Couple (1953)

Esa pareja feliz (original title)
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:

(as J.A. Bardem), (as L.G. Berlanga)

Writers:

(as J.A. Bardem), (as L.G. Berlanga)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Juan Granados Muñoz (as Fernando Fernán-Gómez)
Elvira Quintillá ...
Carmen González Fuentes
Félix Fernández ...
Rafa
José Luis Ozores ...
Luis
Fernando Aguirre ...
Organizador
Manuel Arbó ...
Esteban
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro ...
Amparo
Antonio García Quijada ...
Manolo (as Antonio G. Quijada)
Antonio Garisa ...
Florentino
José Franco ...
Tenor
Alady ...
Técnico
Rafael Bardem ...
Don Julián, el Comisario
Rafael Alonso ...
Gerente Seguros 'La Víspera'
José Orjas ...
Camarero
Francisco Bernal ...
Chófer
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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.

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31 August 1953 (Spain)  »

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That Happy Pair  »

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Brilliant satire
12 August 2003 | by (St Andrews, Scotland (U.K.)) – See all my reviews

This brilliant satire on Spanish values and propaganda of the early fifties was the only film co-directed by Bardem and Berlanga when they left the national film school. It was actually made in 1951 but was not distributed until 1953, following the success of ¡Bienvenido Mr Marshall! which they co-scripted.


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