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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 »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Cantinflas ... Padre Sebastián (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
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 ... 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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This film offers the rare opportunity to see Angelines Fernández in a movie, the famous "Witch of 71" drom the popular TV Show El Chavo. See more »


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The Priest
19 April 2005 | by angeleyez2003See all my reviews

In this movie Mario Moreno portrays a new priest that has been sent to a town to begin gaining experience in ministry. When he arrives he does not receive such a great welcome because the towns people and the old priests' family think he was sent to take over the church. As usual Cantinflas has to overcome the greedy villains and stubborn people. The movie is filled with a lot of funny comments made by cantinflas. Although he is a priest he has a mind of his own and he tells people exactly what he is thinking. The DVD is excellent. Both the audio and picture are perfect. Subtitles are optional and there are even a few present day film trailers. You can rest assure that through out the movie you'll encounter the unique charm of Mario Moreno.

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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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