Set in the South of Spain in the 19th Century, this successful TV series featured the endless adventures of Curro Jiménez (prototype of the Andalusian "bandolero"), a kind of Spanish Robin ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1979   1978   1977   1976  
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Spain, 1960's. People from a very poor family work in the country, at the service of a rich family of landowners...

Director: Mario Camus
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Terele Pávez, Belén Ballesteros
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens.

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: José Sazatornil, Carmen de Lirio, Francisco Martínez
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 60-year-old woman tries to hide that her husband is dead.

Director: Paco León
Stars: Carmina Barrios, Paco Casaus, María León
Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear.

Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas
La comunidad (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The accidental discovery of a big fortune hidden in the apartment of a deceased man will fill the heart of a real estate agent with greed and dreams of a luxurious life, but the neighbours think otherwise.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Carmen Maura, Eduardo Antuña, María Asquerino
The A-Team (1983–1987)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Second installment of the saga of the Leguineche's preceded by "The National Shotgun" and completed by "National III". After the death of Franco (1975) and the restoration of the monarchy, ... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Luis Ciges, Luis Escobar, Agustín González
El Dorado (1967)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal fan and an Italian connoisseur of the occult, to prevent the birth of the beast and the end of the world.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of thieves led by a man called El Uruguayo stalk a bank in Valencia to steal as many safety boxes as possible and later flee through a dug tunnel that communicates the building with... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Calparsoro
Stars: Luis Tosar, Rodrigo De la Serna, Raúl Arévalo
La hora chanante (2002–2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Joaquín Reyes, Ernesto Sevilla, Carlos Areces
Aquí no hay quien viva (2003–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Follows the inhabitants of a fictional building in Spain.

Stars: Malena Alterio, Gemma Cuervo, Mariví Bilbao
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Curro Jiménez (40 episodes, 1976-1979)
...
 El Estudiante (40 episodes, 1976-1979)
Álvaro de Luna ...
 El Algarrobo (40 episodes, 1976-1979)
Eduardo García ...
 El Gitano / ... (32 episodes, 1977-1979)
Edit

Storyline

Set in the South of Spain in the 19th Century, this successful TV series featured the endless adventures of Curro Jiménez (prototype of the Andalusian "bandolero"), a kind of Spanish Robin Hood, and his gang, the two main members of which were El Estudiante and El Algarrobo. The plot changed in every episode, having in common the theme of the legendary bandit, fair, brave and good-natured, who leads the guerrilla against the French troops during the Spanish War of Independence; there are love stories, fight against injustice and even some comedic episodes. Written by José Sandín

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 December 1976 (Spain)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The protagonist 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 events and characters were made up by the screenwriters, and even the historic period is not consistent with that of the real Curro Jiménez. See more »

Connections

Followed by El regreso de una leyenda (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Masterpiece of the Spanish "Bandoleros' Movies"

Some twenty years after José María Forqué's masterpiece "Amanecer en Puerta Oscura", and twelve years after Mario Camus' "Llanto por un Bandido", came "Curro Jiménez" which would become the undisputed cornerstone of the so-called Andalusian Western.

This excellent TV series run in Televisión Española (the Spanish national public network) for three seasons (1976-79).

Its main character was loosely based in real-life bandolero Francisco "Curro" Jiménez Ledesma, from whom it barely took his name and little else, as most of the characters and events depicted were made up by the screenwriters and even the historic period was not consistent with that of the real Curro.

Curro Jiménez's gang lived a different adventure each episode, even though some of them took two, and the pilot was longer (and sometimes confused with the spin-off film), such a band was composed of Curro (Sancho Gracia) and his partners: el Estudiante ("the Student" Pepe Sancho), el Algarrobo (Álvaro de Luna) and el Fraile ("the Monk"), the latter was substituted by a new one, el Gitano ("the Gypsy" Eduardo García), when the actor who played it, Paco Algora left the show seeking (unsuccessfully) a better acting career playing main roles in cinema.

Being shot during the political transition between a military dictatorship and a democracy in Spain, the series was set in the 19th century, thus Curro and his men's struggle against the French invaders during the Spanish Independence War, and afterwards against the rural feuds, mirrored the struggle of the Spanish people themselves.

All the technical and artistic features: cinematography, music (unforgettable tune), acting etc were impeccable.

In its time the series made famous 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.

In all, I guess to an American audience it must look like a mixture between El Zorro, "For a Fistful of Dollars", "the Magnificent Seven" and "The Wild Bunch", with a 19th century Southern Spanish setting.

In my opinion it was a great, funny, enjoyable, entertaining and action-packed show, I hope you will enjoy Curro's adventures, robbing stagecoaches, assaulting French military headquarters and being pursued by ruthless lawmen, as much as I did in my childhood.

If you already watched it and enjoyed it do not miss the above mentioned "Amanecer en Puerta Oscura" and "Llanto por un Bandido" and, of course, "Avisa a Curro Jiménez" (also known as "Curro Jiménez, the Movie"), and avoid at all costs its awful 1990s sequel "Curro Jiménez II: El Regreso de una Leyenda".


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Curro Jiménez (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page