Ricardo Fuentes (Carlos Gardel) leaves Buenos Aires after loosing in horse races to go to Barcelona, where he plans to open a tango bar, a new concept of tango dance show and dance saloon. ... See full summary »
Enrique de Rosas
Carlos Argüelles is the son of a wealthy man whose only interests in life are business and making money. While trying to succeed in show business he falls in love with a dancer and they elope to marry. But success is not easy to obtain.
A headhunter, his wife and a friend are in search of talents in the Argentinian "pampa". They find a country girl and her sister and take with them to act in a Buenos Aires theatre, leaving her fiancée (Carlos Gardel). Soon the city lights spoil her. His boyfriend goes to the big city to take her back, but soon he realizes she has changed not for good...Written by
Pedro Quartucci, who plays Pablo Soler, an ex-boxer who becomes a singer and dancer in the film, was really an ex-boxer that won the bronze medal in 1924 Olympic games in Paris and who became singer and dancer after leaving the ring. The role was written on purpose for him. See more »
Considering the poor quality of the sound and image of this film it is difficult to understand why it has not been restored yet. You need to be a real Carlos Gardel fan to enjoy it. Although speaking Spanish fluently it is difficult to understand a lot of dialogs. Even the songs are not hits except "Tomo y obligo". This was the first Carlos Gardel film for Paramount and his character does not appear in many scenes. The audiences discovered his great voice in this film and his big talent to sing tangos, asking the cinema projectionists to repeat the scene where he sings "Tomo y obligo" several times during its viewing. For very devoted fans only.
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