A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the nationals' celebration they want the animal in order to butcher it and feed their famished troops. They get caught in the procession and have to go through a series of funny and pathetic incidents before they can get back to their side.
Did You Know?
On a documentary, Alfredo Landa
told that director José Luis García Berlanga
was such a perfectionist that he usually made the performers repeat the same shot until it was OK. So happened with the scene in which Landa has to run to the top of a hill to get the sound man: he had to repeat it 41 times. See more
Tío Cagurrio, pregonero
[through the speakers
¿Puedo tocar la cuerna?
¡La de tu padre!
Songs performed by Angelillo See more