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Main Street (1956)
"Calle Mayor" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  10 March 1958 (USA)
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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.

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(as J.A. Bardem)

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(play) (as D. Carlos Arniches) , (as J.A. Bardem)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Isabel
José Suárez ...
Juan
Yves Massard ...
Federico Rivas
Luis Peña ...
Amigote #1 - Luis
Dora Doll ...
Tonia
Alfonso Godá ...
Amigote #2 - José María - 'Pepe el Calvo'
Manuel Alexandre ...
Amigote #3 - Luciano
José Calvo ...
Amigote #4 - Doctor
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro ...
Chacha (as Matilde M. Sampedro)
René Blancard ...
Editor
María Gámez ...
Madre
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Pepita
Josefina Serratosa ...
Obdulia
Julia Delgado Caro ...
Señora de la procesión
José Prada ...
Evaristo
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Storyline

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. Written by Volker Boehm

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Release Date:

10 March 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Main Street  »

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Gross:

ESP 242,814 (Spain)
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During the start of filming, student protests in Madrid, led to the arrest of director Juan Antonio Bardem, a communist, in the city of Palencia. He was jailed for a few days and released on the condition that he could not talk about his personal life or beliefs during interviews related to the film. See more »

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Really haunting
18 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot of the film is quite simple, and just saying it makes it look less effective than it ultimately is. Let me tell you, it's incredibly effective, and quite brutal too. The acting is pretty fantastic, but the directing is so on point and concise that it becomes the biggest star of the film. Juan Antonio Bardem knows what his intention is and what he's trying to achieve, and I think he achieves it perfectly. The ending is proof of that. The final several minutes are haunting in a pretty memorable and conflicting way, to the point that it becomes unpredictable and you seriously have no idea how it's going to end. Very much recommended.


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