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Historias de la radio (1955)

Three different stories whose central axis are radio listeners: several contestants have to get to a radio station studio dressed as Eskimo, a thief answering a call in the house which is ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Rabal ... Gabriel
Margarita Andrey ... Carmen
José Isbert ... Inventor
Ángel de Andrés ... Ladrón
José María Lado ... Don Senen
Alberto Romea ... Don Anselmo
Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro ... Esposa de Don Anselmo
Juanjo Menéndez ... Alfredo (as Juan José Menéndez)
Tony Leblanc ... Chófer de la camioneta
Juan Calvo ... Señor gordo
Pedro Porcel Pedro Porcel ... Párroco
José Luis Ozores ... El cura
Adrián Ortega Adrián Ortega ... El alcalde
José Orjas ... Ayudante del inventor
Juan Vázquez Juan Vázquez ... Señor calvo
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Storyline

Three different stories whose central axis are radio listeners: several contestants have to get to a radio station studio dressed as Eskimo, a thief answering a call in the house which is stealing and a school teacher who participates in a contest to get money to cure a child of his village. The stories are linked by the love story of a speaker and his fiancée and through interviews of real celebrities from the time of film. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 November 1955 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

...e il cielo rispose... See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chapalo Films S.A. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Pepita
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Possibly, the best Spanish film of the 50's
3 May 2006 | by dcldanSee all my reviews

Spain, about 1950, the radio is the main way of communication in most all the homes of Spain. Regarding this, the film tells us five stories that have, as a main point, the radio. Two men that follow the early morning Gym program; two Spanihs Edisons that need money for a patent, and take part in a show that will prize the first that arrives to the Radio dressed as a Eskimo; a thief that answers the phone when he is robbing in a house and wins a prize; a little town's teacher that has to take part in a quiz show to win the money needed to pay the travel to Sweden of an ill boy of the town; and the one that mixes everything: the relation between two of the radio speakers. The movie shows perfectly how was the radio vital for most of the people at that time, and how could their lives change only for being "on the air". With a very good acting and a surprisingly fresh script, the film is able the give you a pleasant half and hour of good cinema. It is the prove that it is not necessary to see modern films to enjoy a movie. Probably, one of the best Spanish films of all times, and of course, the best of the 50's.


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