6.7/10
110
2 user

Balarrasa (1951)

Javier is used to make the best of his military life. When a companion is killed in his place, he makes up his mind and enters religious life. Reencountering his rich and spoiled family ... See full summary »

Director:

José Antonio Nieves Conde (as J.A. Nieves Conde)

Writers:

Vicente Escrivá (story), Vicente Escrivá (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Surcos (1951)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The struggles of a Spanish family as it emigrates from the country to Madrid circa 1950.

Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde
Stars: Luis Peña, María Asquerino, Francisco Arenzana
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The young but travelled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José María Prada
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Pablo, a young draftsman, falls in love with Angela, a co-worker, while Blanca, his wife, is with the children outside Madrid.

Director: Manuel Summers
Stars: Sonia Bruno, María Massip, José Antonio Amor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After his brother commits suicide, a man informs his mother and friends about the death.

Director: Marc Recha
Stars: David Selvas, Nathalie Boutefeu, Marieta Orozco
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The artist Antonio López tries to capture the sunlight hitting his quince tree all autumn, but the struggle seems futile.

Director: Víctor Erice
Stars: Antonio López, María Moreno, Enrique Gran
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ernesto and Marta are a couple of newlyweds who have serious financial problems. One day they are visited by a neighbor asking them to keep a large sum of money at home until she goes to ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Escobar
Stars: Francisco Rabal, Mayrata O'Wisiedo, Ramón Elías
Flamenco (1952)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Title changed to "Flamenco" when it was first released in the USA in 1954, this is a program of Spanish songs and dances with the emphasis on "flamenco" or gypsy contributions. The USA ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Neville
Stars: Antonio, Pilar López, Luz María Larraguivel
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Figaro, a singing barber, gets caught by some bandits who use his abilities to attract travelers and assault them. To escape justice he joins the army where he meets no other than the ... See full summary »

Director: Ladislao Vajda
Stars: Luis Mariano, Lolita Sevilla, José Isbert
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An American oil company buys land in Granada, but they have problems when one owner alone does not want to sell.

Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia
Stars: Merle Oberon, Francisco Rabal, Peter Damon
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Francisquita, owner of a pastry shop with her widowed mother, loves Fernando, but he only has eyes for Aurora, a temperamental artist. It's his father who courts Francisquita, despite her ... See full summary »

Director: Ladislao Vajda
Stars: Mirtha Legrand, Armando Calvo, Antonio Casal
Cómicos (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ana Ruiz, a young actress who works in a traveling theater company, performs only small roles, but she hopes to succeed and puts her success before the love of Miguel. When the company ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Elisa Galvé, Fernando Rey, Emma Penella
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of a gypsy girl and her relation with a painter whom she poses for.

Director: Ramón Torrado
Stars: Paquita Rico, Alfredo Mayo, Lina Yegros
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Javier Mendoza 'Balarrasa'
María Rosa Salgado ... Mayte Mendoza
Dina Sten Dina Sten ... Lina Mendoza (as Dina Stein)
Luis Prendes ... Fernando Mendoza
Eduardo Fajardo ... Mario Santos
Jesús Tordesillas ... Don Carlos Mendoza
Maruchi Fresno ... Elena
Mario Berriatúa ... Teniente Hernández
José María Rodero ... Octavio (as Jose Mª Rodero)
Julia Caba Alba ... Faustina
Gérard Tichy ... Zanders (as Gerard Tichy)
Virginia de Matos Virginia de Matos ... Nina
Gary Land Gary Land ... Juanjo
Félix Dafauce ... Hombre del aeropuerto
Eloísa Muro
Edit

Storyline

Javier is used to make the best of his military life. When a companion is killed in his place, he makes up his mind and enters religious life. Reencountering his rich and spoiled family will show him that not all the battles were fought during the war. Written by BSK

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 February 1951 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Le noceur See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Secret Fury (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's time to look at you
31 March 2004 | by AlbertoSee all my reviews

Balarrasa, a totally forgotten movie in its own country, Spain, shares lot of details with some epic movies from the 50's and 60's from Hollywood (I recall Ben Hur, Quo Vadis and Barabbas).

Balarrasa is the nickname of a militar guy who's living in the wild side. Suddenly he experiments in the war field an extraordinary experience and he decides to give his live to God. He becomes a priest.

Coming back to his hometown, he finds his family totally broken and living as he used to, that means in the edge of the blade. He starts a kind of crusade to save them.

A hidden pearl in Spain movie history... Look at your hands...


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed