Rosaura a las diez (Rosaura at ten o'clock) published in 1955, was the first novel by Argentine writer Marco Denevi. A clever (if somewhat contrived) and entertaining thriller, it enjoyed instant and enduring popularity; it has never been out of print yet. It even had a second life, in commented editions, as mandatory reading in courses in Latin American literature at many universities in this country and in Europe.
Veteran director Mario Soffici's version of the book is well paced (although it uses some old- fashioned effects). The protagonist is played by Juan Verdaguer, at the time a very successful comedian in movies, television and variety shows. He is perfectly cast and his work as a dramatic actor is good but is somewhat marred by his delivery, tending to the monotonous. The rest of the actors are adequate, with María Luisa Robledo giving the best performance (she gets the best lines). High quality music by Tito Ribero and cinematography by Aníbal González Paz. A movie worth seeing.
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