Miguel Cañete is a village man who is called up by the Navy to do military service, but he lives alone with his little brother and doesn't know where to leave him...

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Miguel Cañete Moste
José Gálvez ...
Sgt Canales, el tigre de San Fernando
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Rosario, la madre de Julia
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Julia, la hija del sargento
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Recluta compañero de Miguel
Ahui Camacho ...
Quique Cañete Moste (as el niño Ahui)
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Tía Enriqueta
Laly Soldevila ...
Jacinta (as Lali Soldevilla)
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Elisa, la criada de Enriqueta
David Aller
David Areu
Alejandro de Enciso
Luis Barbero ...
Alfredo, visitante de Enriqueta
José Bastida
Alberto Fernández ...
Román
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En este "remake" de Recluta con niño (1955) tenemos a Miguel Cañete, un rústico pueblerino de la localidad de Viñuela. Para su disgusto, Miguel es llamado al servicio militar por la Marina de San Fernando, debiendo acudir a filas sin remisión, ya que agotó todas las prórrogas posibles. El problema es que no tiene con quién dejar a Quique, su hermano pequeño. Se compromete con Jacinta, una paisana, simplemente para que ésta cuide de Quique a cambio de la promesa de casarse con ella cuando él termine el servicio. Pero Quique se siente muy mal entre aquellas personas y se escapa de polizón en el tren en el que viaja su hermano. Cuando llegan a San Fernando, lo único que se le ocurre a Miguel es dejar a Quique en casa de la única persona de la familia que vive allí: la tía Enriqueta, la cual ahora se codea con "gente importante" y lo que menos desea es tener a dos "pueblerinos" yendo y viniendo a su casa. Bajo la amenaza de delatar sus orígenes, Miguel logra dejar a Quique en casa de la ... Written by Miguel Ángel Díaz González

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16 March 1970 (Spain)  »

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Cateto a babor. Un marinero y medio  »

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Miguel Cañete Moste: If you allow me to, I would like to remain in the Navy.
Sargento Canales, el padre de Julia: You?
Miguel Cañete Moste: Yes, sir. Or, can't I be good at it?
Sargento Canales, el padre de Julia: That's the same question I asked myself twenty-two years ago.
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Good remake. Not better nor worse than the original, but different.
22 September 1999 | by (Málaga, Málaga, Spain) – See all my reviews

We could call this film 'a time-updated remake of Recluta con niño (1956)'. Basically, we find just the same elements in both films, but there are several different points:

- This film is filmed in color, while the former one was in black and white.

- The place where the plot is developed is the Navy, while in the former one it was the Air Forces.

- In the flight scene, a helycopter has replaced the former plane.

- The actors are different: Alfredo Landa plays the former role of José Luis Ozores, José Gálvez plays Manolo Morán's, Laly Soldevila plays María Isbert's, Florinda Chico plays Julia Caba Alba's...

All in all, it's a film worth the time spent to watch it. It's funny, moving and entertaining. Of course, Spanish viewers will enjoy it best.

My rating: 7 out of 10.


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