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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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El falso Jorge Masiel (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Tere Velázquez ...
Lucy
Joaquín García Vargas ...
El compadre (as Joaquín García Vargas 'Borolas')
Domingo Soler ...
Don Gaspar
Carlos Agostí ...
Jorge Masiel
Alejandro Ciangherotti
Georgina Barragán
Luis Manuel Pelayo
Mercedes Ruffino
León Barroso
Eduardo Charpenel
Alberto Catalá
José Jasso
Armando Gutiérrez
Pedro Elviro ...
(as Pedro Elviro 'Pitouto')
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It is the story of a sportsman who is a little bit dumber than most people but nevertheless he succeeds in getting a job at a sports article saler's. Having this job is the beginning of a lot of funny problems he causes due to his dumbness. Written by Volker Boehm

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June 1959 (USA)  »

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Ups and Downs  »

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Cantinflas in his prime, Acapulco still pristine in 1958
11 March 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I saw this excellent Cantinflas film on Mexican TV recently and within found his famed charm and warmth, albeit wrapped within a typically improbable plot. His rise in social status as well as his time as an elevator operator accounts for the title, "Sube y Baja" (Ups and Downs). The beautiful travelogue type colors and sights of Acapulco, where most of the film is set are worth the price of admission alone. Subtler, between the lines comments on Mexican social order and Cantinflas unique adaptations of Mexican vernacular Spanish gives the film an overall unity.


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