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El salario del crimen (1964)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arturo Fernández ...
Françoise Brion ...
Elsa (as Francoise Brion)
José Bódalo ...
Vílchez - Comisario de policía
Manuel Alexandre ...
Jaime 'Abuelito'
Manuel Díaz González ...
Alberto Dalbés ...
Hermano de Elsa
Tomás Blanco ...
Sáez - el cajero
José María Caffarel ...
Director del Banco
Milo Quesada ...
Irene Daina ...
Margot Cottens ...
Clienta de Elsa
Jacinto San Emeterio ...
Juan Cortés
Luis Marín ...
Vicente Haro


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Julio Buchs directed one of the richest, unusual and fascinating films of Noir Spanish cinema.
21 September 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This movie shows a maturity and psychological remarkable story, which together with their successes of interpretation (excellent Arturo Fernandez, Bódalo and Alexandre) makes it an enjoyable experience for the Spanish movie buff black.

Although the superb prologue seems to suggest that the argument will revolve around the pursuit of a drug dealer who murdered a policeman, this is only a pretext, since the focus is the disgrace of a detective, "Mario "(Arturo Fernandez), driven to crime by a fatal attraction, which has" Elsa "(Françoise Brion), whose character transcends the usual clichés that were attributed to women in the Spanish films. She's a provocative, ambitious, self-made, and used to decide and send. Her "class", her luxurious life, and especially her sensuality attract "Mario", which will be pushed, victim of all at moral corruption.

Interestingly, the attitude of "Mario" is understood within the social parameters of that time, as ably demonstrated by the film, and can not withstand the power relationship between partners than the traditional (she is businesswoman driving luxury money and local haunts ...), and "Mario" guilty of the crime, unaware that he is being manipulated.

We must emphasize the excellent characters played, as the dastardly, but apparently worth bank employee (Manuel Díaz González), the unexpected but entertaining detective who plays Manuel Aleixandre, and the imposing interpretation of the commissioner José Bódalo doing.

The film has a good script, with successful moments of humor, almost all the character of Aleixandre, excellent music and Jazz, with timely saxophone solos, which reinforce the drama or tension of some scenes. Sequences are exciting as accomplished as the aforementioned the prologue, an expressive panoramic taken from the bed I just lie "Mario and Elsa" (a provocative and elegant solution to suggest sexual relationship with "cigarette after" included), and the pursuit of a drug dealer in a "corrala of Madrid" full of neighbors.

As a curiosity we can comment dubbing the voice of Arturo Fernandez, by Jose Manuel Soriano, and habitual voice of actor Rock Hudson.

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