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¡A mí la legión! (1942)

In North Africa, in a detachment of the Legion (the 4th Flag), El Grajo ('the Rook'), the most courageous legionnaire, and Mauro, who have just joined, become close friends. Mauro, from ... See full summary »

Director:

Juan de Orduña

Writers:

Raúl Cancio (story), Jaime García Herranz (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alfredo Mayo ... El Grajo
Luis Peña ... Mauro / Principe Osvaldo de Eslonia
Manuel Luna ... Comandante Tudela
Pilar Soler ... Leda, la cantinera
Miguel Pozanco Miguel Pozanco ... Curro Montoya
Rufino Inglés ... Capitán Romero
Arturo Marín ... Samuel
Manuel Arbó ... Ionescu
Fortunato Bernal Fortunato Bernal ... Rodete
Fernando Galiana Fernando Galiana ... Legionario Rodriguez (as Fred Galiana)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Pastor Miguel Pastor ... Legionario en trinchera
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In North Africa, in a detachment of the Legion (the 4th Flag), El Grajo ('the Rook'), the most courageous legionnaire, and Mauro, who have just joined, become close friends. Mauro, from whom only the name is known, gives the impression of hiding some disturbing secret. One day, when the two friends celebrate a party, an unfortunate circumstance leads to the death of a man. The suspicions fall on Mauro, who is put on trial. Meanwhile, El Grajo will begin to investigate the facts on his own. Written by jsanchez

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Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 April 1943 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

De glemtes Legion See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in La vendedora de ropa interior (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

El novio de la muerte
(marcial song)
by Prada and Costa
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Utterly laughable
23 May 2014 | by RueiroSee all my reviews

I almost felt sorry for the actors who took part in this piece of *beep*. Especially Alfredo Mayo, whom I like regardless of his political sympathies.

I tried not to see it just as a plain piece of Franco's propaganda but a sort of Spanish decaffeinated version of Beau Geste, an adventure movie to kill an hour and a half. But it was impossible.

We can excuse the low technical quality -Spain's film industry was struggling to survive after the Civil War and film stocks were heavily rationed-, but the acting is so bad and clichéd that it looks like they were playing just for the laughs.

But the most pathetic thing of all is to read someone's review - and he isn't even a Spaniard and probably knows nothing about Spanish history- to praise this pile of trash as "a classic gem"...

You should be minding your own country's business instead, you Nazi gringo!


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