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A Bully in 1900 (1960)

Un guapo del '900 (original title)
The moral conflicts of a conservative politician, his wife and a bully, in the Buenos Aires of the early twentieth century.


Samuel Eichelbaum (play), Samuel Eichelbaum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Alcón ... Ecuménico López
Arturo García Buhr ... Alejo Garay
Elida Gay Palmer Elida Gay Palmer ... Edelmira Carranza de Garay
Lydia Lamaison ... Doña Natividad
Duilio Marzio ... Clemente Ordóñez
Catalina Mora de Goldenhorn Betbeder Catalina Mora de Goldenhorn Betbeder ... Doña Cata
Eduardo Jorge Goldenhorn Eduardo Jorge Goldenhorn ... Don Eduardo
Susana Mayo
Beto Gianola
Eduardo Foglizzio Eduardo Foglizzio
Ovidio Fuentes Ovidio Fuentes
Mario Rolla Mario Rolla
Walter Soubrie Walter Soubrie
Oscar Matarrese Oscar Matarrese
Francisco Iribarren Francisco Iribarren


The moral conflicts of a conservative politician, his wife and a bully, in the Buenos Aires of the early twentieth century.

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Varón de una sola pieza... Hecho de honra y coraje...!









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17 August 1960 (Argentina) See more »

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A Bully in 1900 See more »

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Producciones Ángel See more »
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An allegory of political corruption
24 March 2010 | by pfrank-4See all my reviews

The title of the movie is usually translated "A Bully in 1900" but more accurate would be "A Thug from 1900." It is based on a play by one of Argentina's most important playwrights, who also collaborated on this screenplay adaptation. The story concerns a political thug who carries out dirty tricks for one of Argentina's major political parties (which is not named). The film shows Argentine politics as driven by aristocratic cliques who have no real regard for democracy. Clearly, director Leopoldo Torre Nilsson intended the film as an allegory of his own times, when the country had elections but the Peronist party was outlawed. Alfredo Alcón seethes with intensity in the title role. The overall style is dark, dramatic, and expressive. A gripping picture, likely to be of even more interest to folks from Argentina.

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