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Queen of the Tabarin Club (1960)

La reina del Tabarín (original title)
In 1913 a family of traveling musicians goes to the house of a rich marquise. Lolita, daughter of one of the musicians, encounters the son of the wealthy lady.

Director:

Jesús Franco

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Maria A. Spaltro (story), Ernesto Arancibia (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikaela ... Lolita
Yves Massard Yves Massard ... Fernando (as Ives Massard)
Juan Antonio Riquelme Juan Antonio Riquelme ... Miguel (as Juan Riquelme)
Antonio Garisa ... Tío
Danielle Godet ... Monique
Mauricio Lapeña Mauricio Lapeña ... Ramón (as Mauricio de la Peña)
Ena Sedeño ... Mercedes
Antonio Jiménez Escribano ... Picardi (as Antonio J. Escribano)
Mary Begoña ... Encarna
Ketty de la Cámara Ketty de la Cámara ... Manuela
Fernando Calzado Fernando Calzado ... Rival de Fernando
Chelo Romero Chelo Romero ... Princesa de La Patellière
Amalia Ariño Amalia Ariño ... Portera del patio (as Amalia S. Ariño)
José María Lado ... Doctor (as José Mª Lado)
Juan Cortés Juan Cortés ... Arturo del Castillo
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Storyline

In 1913 a family of traveling musicians goes to the house of a rich marquise. Lolita, daughter of one of the musicians, encounters the son of the wealthy lady.

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 October 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha do Tabarin See more »

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Production Co:

Hispamer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Young Franco goes classic
17 December 1999 | by prohibited-name-1142See all my reviews

This average black and white melodramatic comedy from 1960 is one of Franco's early curiosities. It is Beautifully filmed, with a lot of budget and a very big crew, and lots of historical details - the story takes place in 1913. It's about a young gigolo called Fernando who is always chasing girls and cheating on his fiancée. He meets a flamenco singer at a party and he falls in love. From then on the story is very foreseeable, but entertaining and sometimes even funny. Being a french/spanish co-production, there are a couple of scenes shot in Paris, of course, but the main story takes place in Madrid. I guess Franco didn't have a lot to decide while shooting that one - he didn't even take part in the script writing - but his unusual camera angles are already there, and his visual style is on the verge of breaking out. Definitively a must to understand Franco and his work.


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