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The Corpse Breaks a Date (1944)
"El muerto falta a la cita" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Ángel Magaña ...
Daniel Rivero
Nélida Bilbao ...
Elena
Sebastián Chiola ...
Guido Franchi
Guillermo Battaglia ...
Doctor Emilio Quiroga
Maruja Gil Quesada ...
Matilde
Oscar Villa ...
Gordo
Tilda Thamar ...
Nora
Roberto García Ramos ...
Raúl Estévez
Alberto Terrones ...
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René Múgica ...
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Lea Briand
José Comellas
Marcial Manent
José A. Vázquez
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7 December 1944 (Argentina)  »

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El muerto falta a la cita  »

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A smart plot
12 September 2010 | by (Santiago de Chile.) – See all my reviews

This crime-mystery film was the second picture that French film director Pierre Chenal ("Le Dernier Tournant" (1939)) directed in Argentina. The print I got to see was poor, but it's a very difficult film to obtain.

The storyline is very absorbing and the high point of this interesting movie is its screenplay, but as most Latin American films from the period, the editing, pacing, production values and performances are not very good.

The plot deals with an architect (Ángel Magaña) who after attending his bachelor party, accidentally runs over a cyclist, but runs away leaving the corpse behind and afterwards his haunted by guilt. Nélida Bilbao plays his rich bride. I was impressed to see that the bachelor party was quite wild for those years. Thilda Thamar (Nora) is an outstanding beauty who plays an old flame of the groom present at the party.

The leading actors succeed in parts of the film, but in some scenes they tend to overact. Sebastián Chiola, who plays the cyclist gives the best performance of the whole film. He's quite outstanding indeed.

Reportedly the plot of this movie inspired Juan Antonio Bardem's Spanish Classic "La Muerte de un Ciclista" (Death of a Cyclist) (1955).


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