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Miracles of Thursday (1957)

Los jueves, milagro (original title)
In the village of Fuentecilla, there is a medicinal spa which was very popular in the past but that now has been forgotten by the public. In order to bring back the tourists, the "prominent... See full summary »

Director:

Luis García Berlanga (as Luis G. Berlanga)

Writers:

Luis García Berlanga (story), Luis García Berlanga (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Basehart ... Martino
José Isbert ... Don José
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Don Salvador
Juan Calvo ... Don Antonio Guajardo Fontana
Alberto Romea ... Don Ramón
Félix Fernández ... Don Evaristo
Manuel de Juan Manuel de Juan ... Don Manuel
Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro ... Doña Paquita (as Guadalupe M. Sampedro)
Manuel Alexandre ... Mauro
José Luis López Vázquez ... Don Fidel (as Jose Luis L. Vazquez)
Luigi Tosi Luigi Tosi ... Hombre 1º
Nicolás D. Perchicot ... Eugenio
Mariano Ozores Mariano Ozores ... Don Arturo
María Gámez María Gámez ... Doña Rosaura
Julia Delgado Caro Julia Delgado Caro ... Doña Eva
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Storyline

In the village of Fuentecilla, there is a medicinal spa which was very popular in the past but that now has been forgotten by the public. In order to bring back the tourists, the "prominent men" of the village organize a fake miracle: the apparition of San Dimas, the local patron saint, which will take place every Thursday night. At first it works, but trouble begins when a stranger appears, claiming that he knows what's going on and making peculiar demands in exchange for his silence. Written by Pablo Montoya

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

22 August 1957 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrivederci Dimas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great movie: simple, hilarious and touching
7 May 2011 | by carlitaantoniniSee all my reviews

Beautiful movie about the story of how a silly lie to take advantage of others can end up in a distressful nightmare. The prominent men of a small Spanish town decide to fake a miracle to increase the affluence of tourists to this town, long time back famous for its spa. Brilliant treatment of a well spread social reality in Spain as it is the reduction of population of small rural villages. The lack of communication of the town is shown by a daily train that passes by making a lot of noise but without even decreasing slightly the speed. Great treatment of characters. On one side the prominent, arrogant, greedy men of town daring to do anything to get a little more of money and on the other side the innocent, forgotten and needy people daring to believe anything to make their life more liveable. Food for thoughts and feelings. Enjoy!


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