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Trifles (1950)

Pequeñeces... (original title)
Madrid in the 1870s. Amidst political intrigues against King Amadeo de Saboya, wealthy and strong-willed countess Curra de Albornoz makes her own way in spite of her son and husband, ... See full summary »


Juan de Orduña


Vicente Coello (adaptation), Vicente Coello (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
2 wins. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Aurora Bautista ... Curra
Jorge Mistral ... Jacobo Téllez, marqués de Sabadell
Lina Yegros ... Elvira, marquesa de Sabadell
Jesús Tordesillas ... Padre Cifuentes
Elena Salvador Elena Salvador ... Isabel
María Asquerino ... Leopoldina Pastor
Juan Espantaleón ... Martínez, Ministro de la Gobernación
Ricardo Acero ... Juan Velarde
Juan Vázquez Juan Vázquez ... Fernando Luján, conde de Albornoz
Félix Fernández ... Frasquito
Ramón Martori ... Marqués de Butrón
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Aguirre Fernando Aguirre ... Cura
Valeriano Andrés ... Cronista de sociedad
Manuel Arbó ... Cochero
Rafael Arcos ... Amigo de Curra
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Madrid in the 1870s. Amidst political intrigues against King Amadeo de Saboya, wealthy and strong-willed countess Curra de Albornoz makes her own way in spite of her son and husband, considering her indiscretions as merely trifles ("pequeñeces") until tragedy strikes her. Period drama with a luxurious production design. Written by BSK

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A monumental and blurred melodrama
25 May 2010 | by abelposadasSee all my reviews

The novel by Luis Coloma "Triffles" -Pequeñeces"- was chosen as the third vehicle for the duo Aurora Bautista-Juan de Orduña. It is not only too long but the best you can say about it is that the settings by Sigfrid Burman and the costumes are excellent. It has no passion at all and Ms Bautista does what she can but it is too much for her. A giant and distinguished cast cant save the day. To begin with, the antiques of Coloma are part today of sociology but not of literature. On the other hand, it is quite understandable for the producers -CIFESA- to have picked up a moral fable coherent with Franco's regime to avoid censorship. Unfortunately it is too long to bear and the punishment of Curra quite whimsical. All in all, it is a movie to study what sort of products were successful under Franco. Juan de Orduña is too busy with the settings to direct the actors and Ms. Bautista got fed up with these old-fashioned melos. She called it quits. Pity such an actress was linked to Franco's regime because her talent allowed her to keep on working until the 21st century -cfr. "Tiovivo"- proving she was and is one of the most interesting personalities of Spanish screen. abel posadas

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3 May 1950 (Mexico) See more »

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