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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 »

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Carlos Navarro ... Juan Godínez 'Caireles'
Fernando Soto ... Tobías Hernández 'Tarrajas' (as Fernando Soto 'Mantequilla')
... Papá Pinillos
Miguel Manzano ... Don Manuel
Guillermo Bravo Sosa ... Don Braulio
José Pidal ... El Profesor
Felipe Montoya ... Jefe del taller
Javier de la Parra ... Pablo
Paz Villegas ... Doña Mechita
... Pasajera con santo
Diana Ochoa ... Maestra del internado
... Acaparador de maíz
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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>

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A pleasant comedy, no more
16 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Ignore the title and opening and closing narration that imply that there is more here than meets the eye, which is a humorous look at life in Mexico City in the early 1950's. Very nice location shooting.

Best scene: the pageant of the fall of Satan and of Adam and Eve.

Best actor: Agustín Isunza as a retired motorman trying to report that the street car has been stolen.


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