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La cigüeña distraída (1966)

Two pairs of twins are mistakenly mismatched by their parents, leaving one of each to be raised by a different family. Hilarity and confusion ensue when the two mismatched pairs unintentionally cross paths.

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María Castillo
María Duval ...
Alma Castillo
Emily Cranz ...
Emilia
Rosa María Vázquez ...
Rosita
Antonio Henaine ...
Capulina, Jr. (as Gaspar Antonio Henaine)
Francisco Navarrete ...
Viruta, Jr.
Famie Kaufman ...
Señora Palacios (as Vitola)
Óscar Ortiz de Pinedo ...
Licenciado Atenógeres Castillo
Arturo Castro 'Bigotón' ...
Licenciado Arturo Castro (as Arturo 'Bigotón' Castro)
Mary Ellen ...
Antonio Raxel ...
Don Antonio
Mario García 'Harapos' ...
Pedro de Urdimalas ...
Jaime
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Two pairs of twins are mistakenly mismatched by their parents, leaving one of each to be raised by a different family. Hilarity and confusion ensue when the two mismatched pairs unintentionally cross paths.

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Comedy | Family

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22 December 1966 (Mexico)  »

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Although the film's storyline spans thirty-six years, the film was shot in less than four weeks. See more »

Quotes

Capulina Palacios: [Viruta and Capulina open the door of their company's conference hall only to find Miss Offside amidst a roomful of popcorn] Miss Offside!
Miss Offside: [eating popcorn] Oh, it's delicious!
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La Cigüeña Distraída
Written by Manuel Esperón, Roberto Gómez Bolaños, and Pedro de Urdimalas.
Performed by Marco Antonio Campos, Gaspar Henaine, and Emily Cranz.
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Silly, Unpretentious Fun!

In La Ciguena Distraida(1966, The Absent Minded Stork), twins Viruta and Capulina(Marco Antonio Campos and Gaspar Henaine) leave their rural town for life in the big city. In the city, they're mistaken for rich, powerful twins also named Viruta and Capulina and all hell breaks loose! This film is a rehash of Vagabundo y Millonario(1959), but a fun rehash. The Prince and the Pauper metaphor is clearly there. Emilio Gomez Muriel directs this piece of fluff; Gomez Muriel also directed the noirish Mexican drama, Los Corrompidos(1971). Robert Gomez Bolanos, alias Chespirito, penned the screenplay and co wrote the film's catchy theme song. Gomez Bolanos recycled the bowling ball gag on an El Chapulin Colorado episode. Raven haired sexpot Emily Cranz really adds a sense of fun to this movie as a sexy maid! I think this is one of the last films Viruta and Capulina starred in together before Capulina started a solo career. Manuel Esperon's score reflects the fun tone of the movie. La Ciguena Distraida is a fun, 1960's time capsule from the lighter side of Mexican cinema.


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