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The Little Priest (1964)
"El padrecito" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Padre Sebastián (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Ángel Garasa ...
Rosa María Vázquez ...
José Elías Moreno ...
Don Silvestre Manzanos
Angelines Fernández ...
Sara, hermana de Damian
Rogelio Guerra ...
Florencio Castelló ...
Don Nicanor
Jorge Russek ...
Arturo Castro 'Bigotón' ...
Nepomuceno (as Arturo 'Bigotón' Castro)
Gerardo del Castillo ...
Armando Gutiérrez ...
Presidente municipal
José Luis Moreno ...
Joven (as Jose L. Moreno Lopez)
Alfonso Torres ...
Don Felipe (as Alfonso Torres Macias)
Mary Montiel ...
Novia de joven
Alberto Catalá ...


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Release Date:

3 September 1964 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Cantinflas, o Bom Pastor  »

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(RCA High Fidelity)


| (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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31 December 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

My 72 year old mother-in-law loves Cantinflas so we rented this movie among several others of his. I admit I wasn't looking forward to it but I found the clear way in which the main character did good somewhat refreshing after the edginess of modern films. Some might see "El Padricito" as formulaic but I enjoyed it much more than Denzel Washington's modernly formulaic "Out of Time" (I really didn't like that movie). Cantinflas' picture shows a character that must have been a bit avante-garde for his time and was innocent (or naive) in the basic humanity that everyone was able to achieve.

Here is a plot summary: Diminutive Mexican film legend Cantinflas (a cross between Italian funnyman Roberto Benigni and silent film star Buster Keaton) stars as an unconventional priest who's assigned to a new position in a small town. The townspeople are skeptical of the new arrival, and the priest's own unconventional ways do little to boost his popularity.

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