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Red Fish (1955)
"Los peces rojos" (original title)

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In this near-noir by actor Arturo de Córdova's frequent director Roberto Gavaldón, millionaire Antonio Ituarte (de Córdova) gives his wife an unusual wedding gift: a life-sized statue of a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arturo de Córdova ...
Hugo Pascal
Emma Penella ...
Ivón
Félix Dafauce ...
Don Jesús - comisario
Pilar Soler ...
Magda
Félix Acaso ...
Inspector
Manuel de Juan ...
Conserje de hotel
María de las Rivas ...
Tía Ángela
Montserrat Blanch ...
Camarera 1ª (as Monserrat Blanch)
Ángel Álvarez ...
Portero del teatro
Luis Roses ...
Salvador Castro - abogado
Julio Goróstegui ...
Señor Muro - editor
Manuel Guitián ...
Amigo del portero
Rafael Calvo Revilla ...
Guardia Civil
Antonio Moreno ...
Regidor del teatro
Carmen Pastor ...
Camarera 2ª (as Mª del Carmen Pastor)
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In this near-noir by actor Arturo de Córdova's frequent director Roberto Gavaldón, millionaire Antonio Ituarte (de Córdova) gives his wife an unusual wedding gift: a life-sized statue of a kneeling, nude woman-secretly modeled by his lover, Raquel (María Félix). When the mistress demands that Antonio leave his wife, to whom misfortune then befalls, Antonio becomes the very figure of the tormented reprobate-both inflamed and disgusted by his obsession with Raquel. Written by UCLA

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12 September 1955 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

La mente che uccide  »

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ESP 21,541 (Spain)
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Fine Spanish drama by excellent director Jose Antonio Nieves Conde
13 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

A couple(Arturo de Cordoba, Emma Penella)and their son arrive a hotel at city of Gijon. But the son suffers an accident on the edge of sea and he's drowned .The tragedy causes an immense pain and despair in the protagonists. Then the screenplay describes a flashbacks retelling a happenings plenty of twists plot and suspense.

Good acting by a very young Emma Penella and remaining cast.Highlights movie are the cinematography by Francisco Sempere and production design by Gil Parrondo(Oscar winner for Patton).This is a splendid film by Jose Antonio Nieves Conde, a director of great quality. He's a dramas expert(Surcos, El Inquilino), religious cinema(Balarrasa, Cotolay) and even terror(Sounds of horror). The movie was remade with the title ¨Hotel Danubio¨(2002) by Antonio Gimenez Rico and produced by Jose Luis Garci; starred by Santiago Ramos(Arturo De Cordoba's role) and the Rocio Durcal's daughter, Carmen Morales(Emma Penella's role).


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