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

 |  Comedy  |  1962 (USA)
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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.

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Lilia Prado ...
Ángel Garasa ...
Sara García ...
Miguel Manzano ...
Carlos Agostí ...
Daniel 'Chino' Herrera ...
El Poca Luz
Fernando Soto ...
'El Sapo'
Guillermo Orea ...
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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)
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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.

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A Very Watcable "Innocent" Film
29 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story is about Innocencio, played by Catinflas, who cannot read or write. He receives a letter and vows not to read it until he can read or write. The letter states he was to inherit two million pesos due to a deceased uncle, but Innocencio does not know this. In the interim, Innocencio gets a maintenance job at the local bank due to his being honest and also meets Blanca, played by the pretty Lilia Prado, who works as a maid for the rich people in town. They fall in love. By mistakenly dropping the letter he has not read yet, a few unscrupulous bank co-workers look to steal the money he is right to inherit. The draws to this film include the chemistry between Catinflas and Lilia Prado, as well as the general good versus evil theme which is part of the story. While not a great film, its a pleasant light comedy with very likable characters. I recommend it for that, as well as to see Catinflas and Lilia Prado together, who were both very popular actors in Mexican cinema for some time.


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