6.7/10
59
1 user

Such Is My Country (1937)

¡Así es mi tierra! (original title)
With revolutionary Mexico as a backdrop, a successful local rancher returns triumphant from the war to the praise of townsfolk, and "El General" is ready to take a wife. However the ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his... See full summary »

Director: Juan Bustillo Oro
Stars: Cantinflas, Joaquín Pardavé, Sara García
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This is a parody of Alexander's Dumas "The Three Musketeers". Cantinflas is Dartagnan, the skillful leader of the musketeers, and will fight with the evil Cardinal Richelieu, who wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Ángel Garasa, Janet Alcoriza
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Miguel Contreras Torres
Stars: Carlos Orellana, Sara García, Natalia Ortiz
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Chano Urueta
Stars: Cantinflas, Manuel Medel, Carlos Orellana
Águila o sol (1938)
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Arcady Boytler
Stars: Cantinflas, Manuel Medel, Margarita Mora
El analfabeto (1961)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man who cannot read or write is given a letter that says he is the inheritor of two million pesos, which starts off a series of events regarding his job, love, and education.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Lilia Prado, Ángel Garasa
Sube y baja (1959)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It is the story of a sportsman who is a little bit dumber than most people but nevertheless he succeeds in getting a job at a sports article saler's. Having this job is the beginning of a ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Tere Velázquez, Joaquín García Vargas
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Cantinflas is a clumsy fireman, who one day receives the visit of his little goddaughter, whose mother recently died in the jungle. After having work in a few fires, Cantinflas decided to ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Roberto Soto, Gilberto González
El barrendero (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A humble street sweeper is the sole witness of a crime committed by art thieves.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, María Sorté, Ursula Prats
Gran Hotel (1944)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After failing as a waiter, Cantinflas gets a job as a bellboy in a fancy hotel, by recommendation of his girlfriend. He has to deal with posh people and even with the nobility. One day, an ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Jacqueline Dalya, Josefina Martínez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

There have been many versions of Shakespeare's masterpiece, but none like the one starring Cantinflas. This delightful and humorous version also carries a powerful message to today's ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, María Elena Marqués, Ángel Garasa
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack who becomes accidentally the tutor of an orphan but nevertheless spends all his time and effort for the sake of the boy.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Cantinflas, Manola Saavedra, Flor Silvestre
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tejón
Manuel Medel ... Procopio
Antonio R. Frausto ... General
Luis G. Barreiro ... Licenciado
Mercedes Soler ... Isabelita
Juan José Martínez Casado ... Filomeno (as J.J. Martinez Casado)
Margarita Cortés ... Cholita
Amelia Wilhelmy ... Adelita
Josefina Segarra ... Doña Tomasa
Ángel T. Sala ... Compadre gallo
Miguel Wimer ... Cayetano
Luis Ureña ... Nicanor
Ángel Arzamendi ... Don Chon
Guillermo Calles ... Gonzalo
Antonio Garay ... Gómez
Edit

Storyline

With revolutionary Mexico as a backdrop, a successful local rancher returns triumphant from the war to the praise of townsfolk, and "El General" is ready to take a wife. However the senorita of choice already has fallen for a secret admirer, and a boyhood rival who is threatened by the General's popularity in turn plots against his life. Written by Don Lahey <DLahey@msa-tx.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Such Is My Country  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Golden Age Mexican cinema with early Cantinflas-speak
17 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie has great early "Cantinfliando", that Cantinflas-speak where he doesn't complete a single sentence, not saying anything at all really, but you understand perfectly what he means. For us Cantinflas fans you get to see the early form of his art just before it is perfected.

It's also Golden Age Mexican cinema, with fast moving comical dialogue that keeps your ear cocked to catch every double entendre, and well developed characters based on cultural and historical stereotypes.

Here Cantinflas shares the stage with Mexican acting when it was legendary.

The macho sparring between Cantinflas and the "Procopio" character is superb comedy as well.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial