7.2/10
1,165
10 user 10 critic

Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)

La ilusión viaja en tranvía (original title)
Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned, two Municipal Transit workers get drunk and decide to "take 'er for one last spin... See full summary »

Director:

Luis Buñuel

Writers:

Mauricio de la Serna (story), José Revueltas (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A newly-wed country boy receives the terrible news that his mother is dying, and takes a long and dangerous bus trip to the city to contact a notary for her last will and testament. Will he resist temptation and do the right thing?

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Lilia Prado, Carmelita González, Esteban Mayo
Susana (1951)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An unstable young woman escapes from a reformatory for very, very wayward girls and deceptively finds shelter in the kind home of a frighteningly nice and decent family. Little by little, ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Rosita Quintana, Fernando Soler, Víctor Manuel Mendoza
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A useless and bloody vendetta has been going on for ages between two families in this mexican village. Men, sons, have killed each other for generations, for a so-called conception of honor... See full synopsis »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Columba Domínguez, Miguel Torruco, Joaquín Cordero
El bruto (1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A tough young man, who helps to kick poor people out of their houses, falls in love with a girl. She lives with her father in the building about to be demolished.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Katy Jurado, Rosita Arenas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Buñuel's first "comeback" film since "L'Age d'Or" in 1930 (he made only a few musicals in the interim), "El Gran Calavera" concerns a family's attempts to change the patriarch's somewhat ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Fernando Soler, Rosario Granados, Andrés Soler
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After indulging in an affair with a man (a friend of the family) she truly loves, a woman returns to her young son and husband for good, and loses contact with the man. Her husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Rosario Granados, Julio Villarreal, Tito Junco
El (1953)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A husband's suave exterior unravels after his marriage, and he unleashes his paranoid and volatile temper on his wife, which escalates to more dangerous and unpredictable tantrums.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Delia Garcés, Aurora Walker
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A partial retelling of Wuthering Heights in 19th century Mexico.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Irasema Dilián, Jorge Mistral, Lilia Prado
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The wife of a physician who diligently cares for the poor, grows weary of their dull South France factory town and pressures her older husband to move to glorious Nice, on the Mediterranean... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Georges Marchal, Lucia Bosé, Julien Bertheau
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After discovering he's being cheated on by his wife María, Quintin kicks her out of the house. Upon leaving, his wife confesses that their daughter Martha is actually not Quintin'd daughter... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Fernando Soler, Alicia Caro, Fernando Soto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines. Ojeda is a steamy, isolated island, the penal colony for an oppressive dictatorship... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Gérard Philipe, María Félix, Jean Servais
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lilia Prado ... Lupita
Carlos Navarro Carlos Navarro ... Juan Godínez 'Caireles'
Fernando Soto ... Tobías Hernández 'Tarrajas' (as Fernando Soto 'Mantequilla')
Agustín Isunza Agustín Isunza ... Papá Pinillos
Miguel Manzano Miguel Manzano ... Don Manuel
Guillermo Bravo Sosa Guillermo Bravo Sosa ... Don Braulio
José Pidal José Pidal ... El Profesor
Felipe Montoya Felipe Montoya ... Jefe del taller
Javier de la Parra Javier de la Parra ... Pablo
Paz Villegas Paz Villegas ... Doña Mechita
Conchita Gentil Arcos ... Pasajera con santo
Diana Ochoa Diana Ochoa ... Maestra del internado
Víctor Alcocer ... Acaparador de maíz
Edit

Storyline

Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned, two Municipal Transit workers get drunk and decide to "take 'er for one last spin," as it were. Unfortunately, the "one last spin" ends up being an all-night and all-day scramble to stay out of trouble, as they are confronted with situation after sometimes bizarre situation that prevents them from returning the "borrowed" Streetcar! Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Illusion Travels by Streetcar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Episodic comedy
18 July 2008 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

You have to suspend your disbelief a bit to fully enjoy the comedic moments. It is mostly based or let's say feels like something "real", but of course strange things are happening, that are meant to be funny (they are) ...

Again Mr. Bunuel shows off his skills. Great direction, nice story, with a human touch. There's even the occasional obsession theme that ran through many of his films (haven't seen all of them, so maybe it's even a running theme through all his movies). But again it's a comedy so it's more lighthearted. Not that there is no villain, but suffice to say, that it's not really about that/him! :o)


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

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