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The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  2 September 1960 (USA)
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A young lad working in a bank in Valencia 'borrows' a million pesetas so he can help his dad pay to get his taxi fixed. Instead he finds himself being chased all over town not only by the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virgilio Teixeira ...
Miguel
Maurice Reyna ...
Paco
Marianne Benet ...
Maria
Harold Kasket ...
Luis
George Coulouris ...
Bank manager
Bill Nagy ...
Police chief
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Pedro
Tutte Lemkow ...
Mateo
Xan das Bolas ...
Knife Grinder
Francisco Bernal ...
Blind Man
Edwin Richfield ...
Commissionaire
Barta Barri ...
Gang Leader
Herbert Curiel ...
Organ Grinder
Gaylord Cavallaro ...
Reporter
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Desk Sergeant
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A young lad working in a bank in Valencia 'borrows' a million pesetas so he can help his dad pay to get his taxi fixed. Instead he finds himself being chased all over town not only by the police but also by a selection of the local low-life after the cash. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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He'll Steal Your Heart Before You Know It!


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Comedy with startling view of 60's Spain
1 January 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Paco's father needs 10,000 Ptas to get his taxi back from the mechanic, and Paco has a job in a bank. In this fairy tale of early 60's Spain, the little boy just walks off with the money, and virtually the whole of the wrong side of town go looking for him, along with the police. Socially the film touches on the differences between the lives of the wealthy and the poor, the scavengers who live from sorting through rubbish dumps, the extravagant fiestas with their music, fireworks and dancing.


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