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Raquel's Shoeshiner (1957)

El bolero de Raquel (original title)
The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack who becomes accidentally the tutor of an orphan but nevertheless spends all his time and effort for the sake of the boy.

Director:

Miguel M. Delgado

Writers:

Daniel Jiménez (story), Jaime Salvador (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cantinflas ... El Bolero (as Mario Moreno Cantinflas)
Manola Saavedra Manola Saavedra ... Raquel
Flor Silvestre ... Leonor
Paquito Fernández Paquito Fernández ... Chavita (as Francisco Fernández)
Daniel 'Chino' Herrera Daniel 'Chino' Herrera ... Edelmiro (as Daniel Herrera)
Mario Sevilla Mario Sevilla
Alberto Catalá Alberto Catalá
Roberto Meyer Roberto Meyer
Elaine Bruce Elaine Bruce ... Mimí
Leonor Gómez Leonor Gómez ... Sirvienta en parque
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Storyline

The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack who becomes accidentally the tutor of an orphan but nevertheless spends all his time and effort for the sake of the boy. Written by Volker Boehm

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Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 October 1957 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

O Bolero de Raquel See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Posa Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Referenced in Scapegoat (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Bolero
By Maurice Ravel
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A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.
23 November 2003 | by vaneyokoSee all my reviews

This is one of Cantinflas' movies with the most heart. Cantinflas' exchange with children reveals as much about his comic genius as it does his underlying humanitarian attributes. It is easy to see with this movie why Cantinflas is considered the quintessential Mexican "tramp"... because in all he does, with all his faults, and despite the joking around, he still has a conscious. This movie will make you bust a gut (like my father usually does when he sees it), as well as leave you all warm and fuzzy inside. If you like this movie as much as I do, you will also enjoy El Bombero Atomico.


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