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The King of the Neighborhood (1950)

El rey del barrio (original title)
A small-time con artist gets more for what he bargained for when one of his would-be victims falls in love with him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Germán Valdés ... Tin Tan
Silvia Pinal ... Carmelita
Marcelo Chávez Marcelo Chávez ... Policía (as Marcelo)
Famie Kaufman Famie Kaufman ... La Nena
Juan García ... El Peralvillo
Joaquín García Vargas Joaquín García Vargas ... Borolas (as Borolas)
Ramón Valdés ... El Norteño
José Ortega José Ortega ... El Sapo
Ismael Pérez Ismael Pérez ... Pepito
Alejandro Cobo Alejandro Cobo ... Antonio
José Jasso José Jasso ... Invitado fiesta de Pepito
Alicia Tellez Girón Alicia Tellez Girón
Alfonso Iglesias Padre Alfonso Iglesias Padre ... Don Jacinto (as Pompín Iglesias)
Eugenia Galindo Eugenia Galindo ... Tía de Carmelita
Carmen Cipriani Carmen Cipriani


In this movie "Tin Tan" leads a gang of small-time con artists, their crimes consist in tricking wealthy women by acting as musicians, but everything gets complicated when one of the victims falls in love with "Tin Tan" and she is hell bent in marrying him. Written by jairhcastillo

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Comedy | Crime | Romance







Release Date:

4 February 1950 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The King of the Neighborhood See more »

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AS Films S.A. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Silvia Pinal cracked up in laughter when Tin Tan acting drunk. See more »

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Tin Tan is the most refined comic actor of my country
24 March 2005 | by jackelzorroSee all my reviews

I'm so glad to write about my idol Tin Tan. "El Rey del Barrio" is an excellent way to show what Tin Tan could be, some one who live with little money and is so happy. It's wonderful how he try to show that is a bad man, who was in the Mafia of Chicago, but truly he es better than the bread. All his phrases, that in so many cases, we who speak Spanish, its hard to understand, but is so lovely the way he do it. All the time we know the words who came from him, Tin Tan is unique, his own style to talk, to dress, to sing. Some of the best part of the movie is when he sing to "Carmelita" (Silvia Pinal), one of the most romantic songs I ever heard:"Contigo" (With you). He was an excellent actor, he could be rich, poor, working, manager, anything. I also recommended: El Revoltoso, El Ceniciento, El hijo desobediente. Tin Tan: Thank you to be like you you was, you are the one, the best. Jacqueline Arch

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