Good adaptation of the play of Alejandro Casona by Joseph Maria Forn
The owner of one of the most important shipping complex world loses all his fortune. His only solution is to negotiate with the devil to recover the lost money, but instead has to kill a man, just a thought. He quickly accepted and the devil keeps his word. While he is investigating his victim and, little by little, remorse makes an appearance.
Here is a movie based on a play by Alejandro Casona. The owner of one of the resorts in the world shipping (Gérard Landry), deep in debt because of a competitor and betrayed by her young lover, makes a pact with the Devil (Although here never mint name, perhaps for censorship). He wants the death of a man who does not know, the fisherman of the title, and in return he returns all his belongings. Said and done, the fisherman dies and the rich man regains his fortune.
But as if in a film by Frank Capra, the rich man has remorse and looking where the fisherman died, knowing his sad story: The same day he died just bought a boat for a living after much saving. The rich man then go to the widow of fisherman (Amparo Soler Leal) is a beautiful young woman, to try solve life. But Amparo Soler Leal and her mother help him discover the wonders of the simple life and he decides to stay with the boat next to the young widow. At the end there is a twist in the script, was not expected the protagonist.
It's a moralist movie but very well told, with good performances from the main players, surprising beauty and youth as well known actresses as Amparo Soler Leal and Mabel Karr.
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