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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ágata Lys ...
Álvaro de Luna ...
Eduardo García ...
Alfredo Mayo ...
Don Fulgencio
Alberto de Mendoza ...
El Jandalo
Lorenzo Ramírez
Julia Lorente
Chiro Bermejo
Francisco Sanz
Fabián Conde
Ángel Álvarez


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4 September 1978 (Spain)  »

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Cinema rendition based on classical TV series starred by the legendary Bandoleros : Curro , Estudiante , Gitano and Algarrobo
23 October 2016 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Exciting and stirring film realized in Spaghetti /Paella Western style and starred by unforgettable characters . Based on the famous series , in its time made really known the actors who played its protagonists , as it was very popular in Spain and all over South America, giving birth to a couple of spin-offs and this film . Set in the South of Spain -Andalucia- in the 19th Century, this featured the endless as well as beloved adventures of Curro Jiménez and his bunch , whose main members of which were : El Estudiante or the student (Jose Sancho) , El Algarrobo (Alvaro De Luna) and El Gitano or the gypsy (Eduardo García) and subsequently , Fraile or friar (Paco Algora) . Curro leads his band of outlaws against the rural land barons and assaults stagecoaches . This time Curro investigates the Almanzor treasure , whose whereabouts is described on two halves written in two incunabulum books possessed by Lince (Walter Vidarte) . Meantime , they fight against injustices as well as corrupt and powerful tyrants such as the evil despots Alberto De Mendoza and Alfredo Mayo . In addition , Curro falls in love by a beautiful French girl (Agata Lys) and expert on plants and flowers .

In the movie there are fights , robbing stagecoaches , noisy action , go riding , Flamenco music , , emotion and even some comedic episodes in charge of Algarrobo/Alvaro De Luna . The original stunning series , with a 19th century Southern Spanish setting , got a hit smash , as Spain as Latino America , giving birth to this movie , a couple of spin-offs , and sequels such as ¨Retorno De Una Leyenda¨(1995) with Sancho Gracia and Jorge Sanz , and ¨La Mascara Negra¨ or ¨Black Mask¨, also starred by Sancho Gracia . The starring was loosely based on a real-life character, the 19th century bandit Francisco "Curro" López Jiménez . They mainly borrowed his nickname and little else , as most of the facts and characters were made up by the screenwriters , and even the historic period is not consistent with that of the real Curro Jiménez . Very good acting by Sancho Gracia as the tough , Two-fisted Curro Jimenez , prototype of the Andalusian "Bandolero" , a kind of Spanish Robin Hood who struggles against the French invaders during the Spanish Independence War . Sancho Gracia/Curro carries out his usual stoic acting and displays efficiently his weapons , such as ¨blunderbuss¨ , and killing mercilessly villains . Curro is a fair , brave and good-Natured person who delivers peace and justice , using force and taking the law into his own revengeful hands and acting as judge , jury and executioner . It's certainly thrilling , though the morality may be questionable , even in this time , as the spectators were clearly on the Curro Jimenez's side , in spite of his expeditious and violent executions . Special mention for Alvaro De Luna who steals the show as the brute , illiterate and naive Algarrobo . Support cast is frankly excellent , here appears the ordinary actors from Paella Western such as Alberto De Mendoza , Alfredo Mayo , Francisco Sanz , Fabián Conde , Luis Barboo , Ángel Álvarez who played in ¨Django¨ and several others . Evocative musical score , including catching leitmotiv by guitar , composed by Waldo Rios who subsequently committed suicide himself . Adding Flamenco score with spectacular dancing by Sara Lezana , Andalucian songs and typical dances . Nice and atmospheric cinematography by Hans Burmann . And splendid set and production design by Wolfgang Burmann , shot on location in Andalucia : Ronda, Malaga , Despeñaperros and mosque of Córdoba. The motion picture was well directed by Rafael Romero Marchent . He is an expert writer and director of Spaghetti/Tortilla Western as proved in ¨Two crosses on Danger Pass¨, Cry for revenge¨, ¨Two guns for two twins¨ and ¨Sartana Kills Them All¨ or ¨Un par Asesinos¨.

¨Avisa Curro Jimenez¨ is follow-up to successful and immortal TV series , being the masterpiece of the Spanish "Bandoleros' Movies" , usually exhibited in TVE (Spanish television) , it stars Curro and his underlings , and . Curro Jimenez was a boatman who had a strong confrontation with a contender , it results in a killing , then Curro flees and becomes involved with banditry , attacking powerful as well as corrupt owners and afterwards against the rural feuds , mirrored the struggle of the Spanish people themselves and being pursued by ruthless lawmen . Curro also rules the guerrilla against the French troops during the Spanish War of Independence and assaulting French military headquarters . Although most of the roles and happenings depicted were made up by the screenwriters and even the historic period was not consistent with that of the real Curro . It packs interesting and moving plots in which the screenplays changed in every episode , having in common the theme of the legendary bandit . Made in Spaghetti/Tortilla western style and being the undisputed cornerstone of the so-called Andalusian Western . And based on real-life bandolero Francisco "Curro" Jiménez Ledesma , from whom it barely took his name and little else . It is formed by 40 episodes , shooting of the first season of the series took place in 1975 , its first episode aired on TVE 1 on 22nd December 1976 and for three seasons (1976-79). Being ordinary show-runner , the prestigious Antonio Larreta who wrote thrilling scripts and compellingly directed by the best filmmakers of the Spanish cinema , such as : Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent (12 episodes, 1976-1978) , his brother Rafael Romero Marchent (3 episodes, 1977) , both of whom experts on Paella/Chorizo/Pasta Western . And Mario Camus (10 episodes, 1977-1979) , Pilar Miró (5 episodes, 1977-1978) , Fernando Merino (4 episodes, 1977-1978) , Antonio Drove (3 episodes, 1977) and Francisco Rovira Beleta (3 episodes, 1977)

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