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El padrecito (1964)

| 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 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?


Ángel Garasa plays the role of an old priest, whilst Cantinflas is a young one. In real life, Garasa was only six years older than Mario Moreno. See more »


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

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31 December 2004 | by KaiMiddletonSee all my reviews

My 72 year old mother-in-law loves Cantinflas so we rented this movie among several others of his. I admit I wasn't looking forward to it but I found the clear way in which the main character did good somewhat refreshing after the edginess of modern films. Some might see "El Padricito" as formulaic but I enjoyed it much more than Denzel Washington's modernly formulaic "Out of Time" (I really didn't like that movie). Cantinflas' picture shows a character that must have been a bit avante-garde for his time and was innocent (or naive) in the basic humanity that everyone was able to achieve.

Here is a plot summary: Diminutive Mexican film legend Cantinflas (a cross between Italian funnyman Roberto Benigni and silent film star Buster Keaton) stars as an unconventional priest who's assigned to a new position in a small town. The townspeople are skeptical of the new arrival, and the priest's own unconventional ways do little to boost his popularity.

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