Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »
Fernando Fernán Gómez
A girl sets out on a lonely journey when a father decides it is best for his young daughter to go live with his brother and her uncle. The trek begins on a train, but has to continue on ... See full summary »
A vet meets a mysterious woman through a dating agency and moves into her large apartment. As the apartment fills with animals and insects, strange goings on and suspicions between the couple increase.
Christian de Chalonge
Burgundy 1728. Old count Antoine d'Eon is overjoyed. His daughter-in-law has finally given birth to a boy and he will at long last be able to transmit his inheritance to his son Pascal. At ... See full summary »
The handsome Andrade, the undergraduate Miguel and a street vendor called 'El Rubio' plan to steal a shipment of jewelry traveling aboard the express train of Andalusia. But to carry out ... See full summary »
Wealthy and ill Petr Kornel (Karel Hasler) is not pleased with the carousing lifestyle of his nephew. He stops supporting him financially and demands that he change his name. Out of ... See full summary »
The withdrawn painter Rasmus works at a remote lighthouse when he finds a rowboat with an unconscious woman seemingly having tried to commit suicide. He wants to report her to the police, but she begs him not to, before he falls in love.
Sonia, a beautiful gold digger, mistakes Antonio, a waiter in a Neapolitan hotel, for the Arab prince Bey of Agapur and makes an appointment with him for the following day in Capri. Antonio... See full summary »
Pepe Martínez is a modest employee of the municipal cleaning service who found a million pesetas in a trash can. Pepe's wife, despite the misery in which they live, decides to return the ... See full summary »
José María Forqué
José Luis López Vázquez,
Julia Gutiérrez Caba,
Abandoned by his wife and daughter, a famous surgeon starts drinking, hurts his head and loses his memory. His medical knowledge gradually resurfaces and he becomes a village healer, not remembering who he is.
Fast-paced, zany comedy - a classic of 1940s Spanish cinema.
This fast-paced, zany classic of 1940s Spanish cinema deals with two eccentric families and the dark secret that connects them. The brisk pacing, the snappy dialog, and the use of overlapping speeches will remind some viewers of HIS GIRL FRIDAY, though the characters here are more bizarre. As a sendup of mystery thrillers -- with its creepy mansions, strange-acting manservants and outlandish relatives -- ELOÍSA may also remind English-language film buffs of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and perhaps even THE OLD DARK HOUSE.
The only current video release of this film is in the original Spanish, without subtitles. So it remains unknown to English-speaking audiences. It is doubtful, in any case, that subtitles could capture the rapid-fire dialog without losing a great deal of the script's wit.
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