Film based on the popular romance of the 'Molinero de Arcos'.



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Complete credited cast:
Lucía Villanueva - la molinera
Cristóbal Paterna - el molinero
Pascual - el corregidor
Jacqueline - la corregidora
Campillo, el pregonero
Escribana (as M. Muñoz Sampedro)
María Gámez ...
Tony Soler ...
Alcaldesa (as Toni Soler)
Don Elías, el cura


In the end of the 17th century, in a village of Andaluzia (south of Spain), the miller named Cristóbal Paterna (Francisco Rabal) was very happy, because he was getting married to the village's most glamorous girl, Lucia Villanueva (Carmen Sevilla) who was his only competitor, operating another mill. He was going to be the most happy, and richer. However, several men who had been trying to marry the sexy, raunchy girl, did not stop flirting with her, and some tried to press their wealth or administrative power to make her submit to their lust. After a misunderstanding, the gossiping wives spread the rumor that the miller's wife had betrayed him with Don Pascoal (Mischa Auer), the Mayor. Lucia tried to keep her spirits up, but the rumor was hurting her, and one morning at the street market, When three old women threw abuse at her, she replied throwing clay jars at them. The younger of the three women, the Mayor's Wife (Toñi Soler) engaged Lucia in a cat-fight, until the police stopped ... Written by Artemis-9

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15 June 1956 (France)  »

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Diabruras de Amor  »

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Classic but corny comedy starred by two great players : Carmen Sevilla and Francisco Rabal
5 August 2017 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Based on Spanish novel of Alarcón , it is set in Arcos De la Frontera , Andalucia , there lives a miller called Cristobal Paterna : Francisco Rabal , he is a really glad man , because getting married to the most beautiful girl , Lucia : a ravishing Carmen Sevilla as a naturally gifted spouse . This romance creates subsequently jealousy , envy , crosses and mess ; being based on El Molinero De Arcos legend . As the gossiping women expand rumors that the gorgeous Lucia is flirting with the lecherous Corregidor : Mischa Auer , who usually lusts after the wives of poor countrymen . As the Corregidor of a small Spanish Village attempts to seduce the Miller's wife , with rather humorous results . And then the miller plans to avenge his honor by seducing the wife of the governor . And , after that , things go wrong.

This is an amusing romantic comedy , plenty of humor , jealousy, gossips , loving triangles , frolics and entertainment . Marvelous fun boasting an attractive duo and one of the earliest pairings of Carmen Sevilla and , the miller himself , played by a youngish Francisco Rabal . It is a delicious , agreeable and delectable Morsel of Cinematic Entertainment played to the hilt by Carmen Sevilla , Francisco Rabal and Mischa Auer who lusts after the women of peasants , particularly the miller's wife . Based on popular stories by Jesus Maria Arozamena and on a classic novel written by Pedro Antonio Alarcon . This novel was previously adapted in 1942 by Juan Bustillo Del Oro and in 1955 as ¨La Bella Campesina¨ or "The Miller's Beautiful Wife" by Mario Camerini with Marcello Mastroianni , Sofia Loren and Vittorio de Sica , it is a subject which director Mario Camerini had previously filmed in 1935 . And Manuel De Falla composed the famous musical play El Sombrero De Tres Picos . Acceptable main cast with two very known actors . And extraordinary support cast formed by familiar faces as José Isbert , Joaquín Roa , Rafael Bardem , Matilde Muñoz Sanpedro , special mention for always sympathetic Antonio Riquelme . Evocative cinematography in SuperpanaVision by Antonio L Ballesteros , shot on location in Andalucia . However , some color scenes have faded . Including popular songs sung by Carmen Sevilla as ¨Anda Jaleo¨.

The motion picture was professionally directed by León Klimovski , though , today results to be dated . This Argentina born but nationalized Spanish filmmaker was a craftsman who began his long career in Argentina and emigrated to Spain . Leon subsequently directed all kinds of genres as Spaghetti as ¨Reverendo Colt¨ , ¨Some Dollas for Django¨, ¨Torrejon City¨ ; Terror for Paul Naschy as ¨Orgy of Vampires¨ , ¨Marshall of Hell¨, ¨Dr Jekill vs Wolfman¨ and Wartime as ¨Bullet for Rommel¨, ¨June 44 attack force Normandy¨ , ¨Bridgestone over Elba¨.

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