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Fair of the Dove (1963)
"La verbena de la Paloma" (original title)

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The narrator of the film explains to us that the Madrid of today keeps its old structure. To confirm it, the film begins with a story based on modern characters, but soon jumps 70 years ... See full summary »

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Susana / Mari Loli (as Conchita Velasco)
Vicente Parra ...
Miguel Ligero ...
Ángel Garasa ...
Mercedes Vecino ...
Milagros Leal ...
Irán Eory ...
Casta / Merche
Félix Fernández ...
Silvia Solar ...
Balbina
Alfredo Landa ...
Manolo
Mary Begoña ...
Encarna
Antonio Ferrandis ...
Vendedor de 'la juerga padre'
Modesto Blanch ...
Paco - el cochero
Adrián Ortega ...
Guardia en mercado #1
Miguel Ángel Ferriz ...
Don Lucio (as Miguel Angel Ferris)
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The narrator of the film explains to us that the Madrid of today keeps its old structure. To confirm it, the film begins with a story based on modern characters, but soon jumps 70 years back into the past and the argument follows the spanish "zarzuela" "La Verbena de la Paloma". Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@gredos.cnb.uam.es>

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9 December 1963 (Spain)  »

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A verbena de La Paloma  »

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ESP 11,019,859 (Spain)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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La Verbena de la Paloma
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Music by Tomás Bretón
Lyrics by Ricardo de la Vega
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Bella, fun and unique for its splendid end.
26 May 2014 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Life goes placidly on a traditional neighborhood of Madrid. Two beautiful saleswomen, "Susana" and "Casta", accept the courtship of a mature apothecary, "Don Hilarion" (Miguel Ligero). This relationship dislike the young "Julian" (Vicente Parra), who is in love with "Susana" (Concha Velasco). Everything is complicated when the day of "Verbena De La Paloma" the two young people decide to be left accompanied by her old admirer "Don Hilarion" ...

"La Verbena De La Paloma" is a Spanish musical film directed by José Luis Sáenz de Heredia , third adaptation of the work of Ricardo de la Vega and first in color. This cinematic version of the famous operetta, with familiar characters, Julian, Casta, Susana and rogue Don Hilarion will have an exact replica in Madrid in 1963.

The film has a splendid cast and grace, agility, rhythm, purity, beauty, craft of all writers, the director makes it fun and unique .

We can enjoy a beautiful Concha Velasco, with the tenderness that follows Vicente Parra, with esprit de Miguel Ligero and excellent scenery of Madrid which still exists, as existed in the sixties as the narrator says at the beginning of the film. Saenz de Heredia reminded us of our roots and our history with this lovely little film.

Recreating a Zarzuela colorfully and the presence of Concha Velasco, Iran Eory, Miguel Ligero, Vicente Parra, Angel Garasa y Mercedes Vecino, has great merit. And the two of them will end with dancing a rock & roll!, It was a hit of Saenz de Heredia.


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