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Ragged Football (1948)

Pelota de trapo (original title)
| Comedy, Drama
This is the story of a suburb in Buenos Aires, its neighborhood, and how they live together in poverty, conjoined by the games of the children, and the love and support of the grown ups.

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Armando Bo ...
Eduardo Díaz
Santiago Arrieta ...
Priest
Floren Delbene ...
Don Américo
Orestes Caviglia ...
Professor Guillén
Carmen Valdés ...
Encarnación
Graciela Lecube ...
Blanquita
Mario Medrano ...
Alfredo Díaz
Semillita ...
José
Andrés Poggio 'Toscanito'
Rodolfo Zenner ...
Don Jacobo
María Luisa Robledo ...
(as María I. Robledo)
Mario Baroffio ...
Don Pascual
Mabel Dorán
Arturo Arcari ...
El gallego
Isabel Figlioli ...
Doña Pancha
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This is the story of a suburb in Buenos Aires, its neighborhood, and how they live together in poverty, conjoined by the games of the children, and the love and support of the grown ups.

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Comedy | Drama

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An Argentine Hit of the late 40s
12 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An Argentine movie critic (José Miguel Couselo) called Leopoldo Torres Ríos' movies "The cinema of sentiment" and he was right. "Pelota De Trapo" was his most successful hit in the genre. A movie combining scenes of childhood, a love story and the number one Argentine sport (soccer) could not fail and it didn't. Torres Rios directed this movie with his habitual expertise with a roster of experimented actors and actresses: the story of Eduardo Díaz (Armando Bo), a child raised in poverty who becomes a refulgent soccer star... and what happened next. Uncommon for that time, the production budget was generous and the movie shows so. Not the best Torres Ríos' film but for sure, at least in Argentina, the viewers' favorite, the most popular one.


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