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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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Storyline

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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Connections

Referenced in Canciones de nuestra vida (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Canción del legionario
(marcial song)
Written by Emilio Guillén (as Guillén) and Modesto Romero Martínez (as Romero)
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Excellent movie!!!
11 April 2006 | by David_PollackSee all my reviews

Even though it isn't a Hollywood production this movie really can capture the spirit of the time. The reason it had a low grading here is because it isn't politically popular anymore in Spain. And outside of Spain it is hardly known.

The attempt made by peers of Franco to instill a sense of brotherhood, courage and pride in the Spanish people is what makes this movie so valuable. It's very rare at this moment in time to find a movie which expresses these sentiments anymore in a selfless way. BRAVO! To the makers of this movie and to the individual guts of the viewers who takes the time to watch this movie.

If you get the chance to see this movie, see it. Don't be bothered by the low cost production or dodgy acting. The spirit of this movie is truly unique!!!


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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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