As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. ... See full summary »
After the death of her husband Bernada Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house for seven years. Adela, the youngest daughter, suffers the most. Pepe el Romano key to all women's despair.
Irene Gutiérrez Caba,
Odd to find the names of director heavyweights to be Camus and Aristrarain on this Eastmancolor Raphael pop musical, pretty much interchangeable with the fluffy entertainments made with Cliff Richards or Little Tony.
In the soap opera plot, our singer hero searches for his classical pianist brother in Buenos Aires, with the brother eventually revealed playing in the squalid bar. The star is a taste not immediately acquired, particularly when his numbers are pushed so emphatically.
Bright colors and good enough wide screen presentation values make this passable popular entertainment which must have proved agreeable enough for it's intended audience.
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