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Todo un caballero (1947)

Lawyer Roberto Montes is engaged to Alicia Candón, who became his ward following the death of her father/his friend, whose estate he handled for her. Although he loves Alicia, Roberto isn't... See full summary »


Miguel M. Delgado


Salvador Novo
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Complete credited cast:
Fernando Soler ... Roberto Montes
Malú Gatica ... Alicia Candón
Gustavo Rojo ... Carlos Alcalde
Carolina Barret Carolina Barret ... Ana Silva
Julio Villarreal ... Fiscal
Maruja Grifell Maruja Grifell ... Mme. Du Barry
Aurora Walker Aurora Walker ... Inés
Conchita Gentil Arcos ... Secretaria (as Concha Gentil Arcos)
Manuel Arvide Manuel Arvide ... Ariza
Manuel Noriega Manuel Noriega ... Ernesto Fournier
José Ortiz de Zárate José Ortiz de Zárate ... Juez
Luis Rodríguez Luis Rodríguez ... Juan Robledo
Humberto Rodríguez Humberto Rodríguez ... Funcionario (as H. Rodríguez)
María Gentil Arcos ... Portera


Lawyer Roberto Montes is engaged to Alicia Candón, who became his ward following the death of her father/his friend, whose estate he handled for her. Although he loves Alicia, Roberto isn't sure, the longer their engagement progresses, if she truly does love him and just doesn't want to tell him otherwise with she perhaps coming to the realization that her initial feelings for him were more gratitude than romantic love. He also suspects that she has really fallen in love with someone closer to her own age, perhaps the young man they ran into at the department store. Roberto's suspicions are indeed true, the young man up-and-coming artist Carlos Alcalde. Complications ensue in the love triangle when a young woman, Ana Silva, is found dead of a gunshot wound in Carlos' studio, Carlos who vows he did not kill her and does not know who did. She was an old flame of his who was stalking him. Alicia is able to convince Roberto to take Carlos' case. How Roberto decides to defend him takes ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Mystery






Spanish | Latin

Release Date:

1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Morte Estava à Espreita See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ramex Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remake of Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934) See more »

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Good Mexican cast in an RKO remake.
8 May 2000 | by tico-4See all my reviews

"Todo un caballero" would have to fall under the classification of a mystery (a mystery that it even appeared on US cable TV). However, it's a good film, a drama and an RKO Studios remake under the film company name of Ramex. The story comes originally from the 1934 movie "Hat, Coat and Glove" starring Ricardo Cortez, remade again in 1944 with the title of "A Night of Adventure" with Tom Conway. After World War II, RKO became aware of a large audience south of the border, and this became one of their first forays into Mexican film-making. It includes a first-rate cast of Fernando Soler, Malu Gatica and Gustavo Rojo. The story is of a lawyer who defends his female ward's lover in a murder case. Very well told, and suitable for viewing for the whole family. I am prejudiced, but I love the "Golden Age of Mexican Movies" of which this is one.

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