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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 »

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Arcady Boytler
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Cast

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

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 March 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Such Is My Country See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CISA See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Golden Age Mexican cinema with early Cantinflas-speak
17 September 2001 | by dlaheySee 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.


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