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Eloísa está debajo de un almendro (1943)

When Fernando meets Mariana and her eccentric family he can't but fall in love with her, although their relationship has ups and downs and is strangely haunted by a family secret.

Director:

Rafael Gil

Writers:

Enrique Jardiel Poncela (play) (as E. Jardiel Poncela), Rafael Gil (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amparo Rivelles ... Mariana (as Amparito Rivelles)
Rafael Durán ... Fernando
Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro ... Clotilde (as G. Muñoz Sampedro)
Juan Espantaleón ... Edgardo
Alberto Romea ... Ezequiel
Juan Calvo ... Leoncio
Joaquín Roa ... Fermín
José Prada ... Dimas / Luis Perea
Ana de Siria ... Micaela
Angelita Navalón Angelita Navalón ... Práxedes
Nicolás D. Perchicot ... Presidente del Liceo (as Nicolás Perchicot)
Enrique Herreros Enrique Herreros ... Acomodador del cine
Mary Delgado ... Julia
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When Fernando meets Mariana and her eccentric family he can't but fall in love with her, although their relationship has ups and downs and is strangely haunted by a family secret.

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Comedy

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 August 1945 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Eloisa Is Underneath an Almond Tree See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Version of Estudio 1: Eloísa está debajo de un almendro (1973) See more »

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Fast-paced, zany comedy - a classic of 1940s Spanish cinema.
28 May 2000 | by StevenCapsutoSee all my reviews

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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