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Such Is My Country (1937)

¡Así es mi tierra! (original title)
With revolutionary Mexico as a backdrop, a successful local rancher returns triumphant from the war to the praise of townsfolk, and "El General" is ready to take a wife. However the ... See full summary »

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Tejón
Manuel Medel ...
Procopio
Antonio R. Frausto ...
General
Luis G. Barreiro ...
Licenciado
Mercedes Soler ...
Juan José Martínez Casado ...
Filomeno (as J.J. Martinez Casado)
Margarita Cortés ...
Cholita
Amelia Wilhelmy ...
Adelita
Josefina Segarra ...
Doña Tomasa
Ángel T. Sala ...
Compadre gallo
Miguel Wimer ...
Cayetano
Luis Ureña ...
Ángel Arzamendi ...
Don Chon
Guillermo Calles ...
Gonzalo
Antonio Garay ...
Gómez
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With revolutionary Mexico as a backdrop, a successful local rancher returns triumphant from the war to the praise of townsfolk, and "El General" is ready to take a wife. However the senorita of choice already has fallen for a secret admirer, and a boyhood rival who is threatened by the General's popularity in turn plots against his life. Written by Don Lahey <DLahey@msa-tx.com>

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17 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Such Is My Country  »

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Golden Age Mexican cinema with early Cantinflas-speak
17 September 2001 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

This movie has great early "Cantinfliando", that Cantinflas-speak where he doesn't complete a single sentence, not saying anything at all really, but you understand perfectly what he means. For us Cantinflas fans you get to see the early form of his art just before it is perfected.

It's also Golden Age Mexican cinema, with fast moving comical dialogue that keeps your ear cocked to catch every double entendre, and well developed characters based on cultural and historical stereotypes.

Here Cantinflas shares the stage with Mexican acting when it was legendary.

The macho sparring between Cantinflas and the "Procopio" character is superb comedy as well.


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