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The Little Priest (1964)

El padrecito (original title)
| Comedy, Drama, Family | 1965 (USA)
A new priest comes to a little town causing discomfort to parishioners.


Miguel M. Delgado


Miguel M. Delgado (adaptation), Miguel M. Delgado (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cantinflas ... Padre Sebastián (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Ángel Garasa Ángel Garasa ... Padre Damián
Rosa María Vázquez Rosa María Vázquez ... Susana
José Elías Moreno ... Don Silvestre Manzanos
Angelines Fernández ... Sara, hermana de Damian
Rogelio Guerra ... Marcos
Florencio Castelló ... Don Nicanor
Jorge Russek ... Matías
Arturo Castro 'Bigotón' Arturo Castro 'Bigotón' ... Nepomuceno (as Arturo 'Bigotón' Castro)
Gerardo del Castillo Gerardo del Castillo ... Mujeriego
Armando Gutiérrez Armando Gutiérrez ... Presidente municipal
José Luis Moreno José Luis Moreno ... Joven (as Jose L. Moreno Lopez)
Alfonso Torres Alfonso Torres ... Don Felipe (as Alfonso Torres Macias)
Mary Montiel Mary Montiel ... Novia de joven
Alberto Catalá Alberto Catalá ... Droguero


Father Sebastián (Cantinflas), is assigned as the new priest in a small Mexican town, but the parishioners prefer father Damián (Ángel Garasa) the old priest they have, who is about to retire. With time father Sebastián will gain the hearts and love from the town folks. Written by jairhcastillo

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Release Date:

1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cantinflas, o Bom Pastor See more »

Filming Locations:

Guanajuato, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Posa Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA High Fidelity)


Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Losely based in the film "Going my Way" starring Bing Crosby. See more »


Referenced in Quiero ser directora de cine (2016) See more »

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Not the Best Cantinflas,but the "good" one
1 February 2009 | by treada73See all my reviews

Once again Cantinflas explore a new Profession, this time so out of the common one, as a Priest as almost anybody could imagine him in the beginning of his career,Miguel M.Delgado his usual director put him in a rural environment with all the necessary ingredients for a familiar and nice comedy ,however its conventionalism, the mean tyrant(Jose Elias Moreno) who opposite to any progress of the town and obviously Cantinflas as the new priest confront him with everything against him inclusive the people who see him as an usurper of the place of the old priest place(Angel Garasa) in times which this profession was more respectable Cantinflas became the conscious of the town however his renovate ideas which Angelines Fernandez supposes (not without some reason) as socialism after listen him give a speech. Cantinflas refuse to baptize a baby just because he does not like his future name(Nepomuceno) and denied the banns to a couple because the guy look like lazy(according to him) and the lady does not know cook, no matter of these ,catholic church saw with good eyes and enthusiasm this movie in its time.

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