MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 952 this week

The Illiterate One (1961)
"El analfabeto" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  1962 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 318 users  
Reviews: 4 user

A man who cannot read or write is given a letter that says he is the inheritor of two million pesos, which starts off a series of events regarding his job, love, and education.

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (original story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 455 titles
created 29 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 13 Jul 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 37 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Illiterate One (1961)

The Illiterate One (1961) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Illiterate One.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack who becomes accidentally the tutor of an orphan but nevertheless spends all his time and effort for the sake of the boy.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Manola Saavedra, Flor Silvestre
Su excelencia (1967)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lopez, treated derisively by all as Lopitos, is a humble but loyal citizen of Los Cocos Republic, working as an assistant at the chancellery, helping to process visas. Through a sudden ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Sonia Infante, Guillermo Zetina
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Rosa Arenas, Ángel Garasa
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Alma Rosa Aguirre, Miguel Ángel Ferriz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his... See full summary »

Director: Juan Bustillo Oro
Stars: Cantinflas, Joaquín Pardavé, Sara García
El barrendero (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, María Sorté, Ursula Prats
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Ana Bertha Lepe, Valeria Pani
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

With revolutionary Mexico as a backdrop, a successful local rancher returns triumphant from the war to the praise of townsfolk, and "El General" is ready to take a wife. However the ... See full summary »

Director: Arcady Boytler
Stars: Cantinflas, Manuel Medel, Antonio R. Frausto
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cantinflas is a clumsy fireman, who one day receives the visit of his little goddaughter, whose mother recently died in the jungle. After having work in a few fires, Cantinflas decided to ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Roberto Soto, Gilberto González
Águila o sol (1938)
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Arcady Boytler
Stars: Cantinflas, Manuel Medel, Margarita Mora
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three Mexican friends decide to go to Vercacruz Carnaval to celebrate. Over there they watch Cantinflas show of torero and boxer.

Director: Carlos Villatoro
Stars: Óscar Alatorre, Cantinflas, Roberto Cañedo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cantinflas is a private, who doesn't know anything about discipline or following rules. He only wants to think about his girlfriend, the maid in an opulent hacienda. The owner has an ugly ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Ángel Garasa, Daniel 'Chino' Herrera
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lilia Prado ...
Ángel Garasa ...
Sara García ...
Miguel Manzano ...
Carlos Agostí ...
Daniel 'Chino' Herrera ...
El Poca Luz
Fernando Soto ...
'El Sapo'
Guillermo Orea ...
Comisario
Óscar Ortiz de Pinedo ...
Jesús López, notario público
Carlos Martínez Baena ...
Profesor
Judy Ponte ...
María Teresa Rivas ...
Señora Refugio González (as Ma. Teresa Rivas)
Margarita Villegas
Luis Manuel Pelayo ...
Ministerio Público (as Luis M. Pelayo)
Edit

Storyline

A man who cannot read or write is given a letter that says he is the inheritor of two million pesos, which starts off a series of events regarding his job, love, and education.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Analfabeto  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great movie!
19 April 2005 | by (Elk Grove, California) – See all my reviews

Mario Moreno portrays an illiterate poor fellow that has received a letter from a dead relative containing a fortune for him, but because hes ashamed of not knowing how to read he decides to go to school and learn before knowing the contents of the letter. The movie doesn't focus on his schooling as much as it does on his new job and his love for a girl. Through out the movie he encounters greedy men who are out to take advantage of him. The DVD is excellent. Subtitles are optional. Both the picture and audio are perfect. As in other movies, you'll encounter the greedy villains, good hearted people, and the charm of Cantinflas.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Illiterate One (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?