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Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)
"La ilusión viaja en tranvía" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Adventure, Drama  |  1954 (USA)
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Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned, two Municipal Transit workers get drunk and decide to "take 'er for one last spin... See full summary »

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Lilia Prado ...
Lupita
Carlos Navarro ...
Juan Godínez 'Caireles'
Fernando Soto ...
Tobías Hernández 'Tarrajas' (as Fernando Soto 'Mantequilla')
Agustín Isunza ...
Papá Pinillos
Miguel Manzano ...
Don Manuel
Guillermo Bravo Sosa ...
Don Braulio
José Pidal ...
El Profesor
Felipe Montoya ...
Jefe del taller
Javier de la Parra ...
Pablo
Paz Villegas ...
Doña Mechita
Conchita Gentil Arcos ...
Pasajera con santo
Diana Ochoa ...
Maestra del internado
Víctor Alcocer ...
Acaparador de maíz
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Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned, two Municipal Transit workers get drunk and decide to "take 'er for one last spin," as it were. Unfortunately, the "one last spin" ends up being an all-night and all-day scramble to stay out of trouble, as they are confronted with situation after sometimes bizarre situation that prevents them from returning the "borrowed" Streetcar! Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Episodic comedy
18 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

You have to suspend your disbelief a bit to fully enjoy the comedic moments. It is mostly based or let's say feels like something "real", but of course strange things are happening, that are meant to be funny (they are) ...

Again Mr. Bunuel shows off his skills. Great direction, nice story, with a human touch. There's even the occasional obsession theme that ran through many of his films (haven't seen all of them, so maybe it's even a running theme through all his movies). But again it's a comedy so it's more lighthearted. Not that there is no villain, but suffice to say, that it's not really about that/him! :o)


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