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¡Tango! (1933)

This is the story of a love triangle between a tango singer, a dishonest man and a poor woman. She runs away with the bad man, knowing that she actually is with the wrong one. Rejected, the... See full summary »

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Luis Moglia Barth
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Credited cast:
Libertad Lamarque ... Elena
Pepe Arias ... Pepe el Bonito
Tita Merello ... Tita
Alberto Gómez Alberto Gómez ... Alberto
Alicia Vignoli Alicia Vignoli ... Alicia
Luis Sandrini ... Berretín
Meneca Tailhada Meneca Tailhada ... Mecha
Juan Sarcione ... Malandra
Azucena Maizani ... Self
Mercedes Simone ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan D'Arienzo Juan D'Arienzo
Juan de Dios Filiberto Juan de Dios Filiberto
Edgardo Donato Edgardo Donato
Osvaldo Fresedo Osvaldo Fresedo
Pedro Maffia Pedro Maffia
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This is the story of a love triangle between a tango singer, a dishonest man and a poor woman. She runs away with the bad man, knowing that she actually is with the wrong one. Rejected, the tango singer leaves to Paris to perform, hoping that he will find her there. Written by Celeste Fichera

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Not the first Argentinean sound or talking film as many believe
18 May 2005 | by finkiSee all my reviews

This film has always been erroneously regarded as Argentina's first talking picture and the film that introduced the film industry model. But that it is simply not exactly true. By 1939 its production company, Argentina Sono Film, credit this film as the beginning of their success and the artistic triumph of three of its artists: Libertad Lamarque, Luis Sandrini and Pepe Arias. Domingo Di Núbila, in his mediocre "Historia del Cine Argentino", contributed to the false stories about this artistic and commercial failure.

Producer Atilio Mentasti and director L. J. Moglia Barth, however, did have an industrial vision for the Argentinean film. But what they didn't have at the time, in 1933, was experience. They had to learn the hard way how to make a success of their company. After this failure, their following film, "Dancing" was even a bigger failure. Their third film however, "Riachuelo" from was actually the landmark film for Argentina Sono Film and the one that saved this company from disaster.

In 1933 "¡Tango!" was an attempt to gather most of the popular singers and orchestras of the day in one single movie. But the production was spoiled by uncountable and obvious defects that frustrated the audiences. Worse, the artists suffered due to terrible camera work and equally horrendous sound recording technologies. In fact, the whole film looks extremely primitive, as it was produced ten years before, and actually did nothing for the artist involved in it.

It is a sad experience to watch great singers like Mercedes Simone, Azucena Maizani, Libertad Lamarque and Alberto Gómez perform some of their most famous songs that marred by a bad recording technology and an unglamorous cinematography that made them look uglier and older than in later, and much better, films.


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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 April 1933 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

O Triunfo do Tango See more »

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