El gran calavera
The Great Madcap


Luis Buñuel

1949, 90 min. Black and White, Comedy
Cast: Fernando Soler, Rosario Granados, Andrés Soler, Rubén Rojo, Gustavo Rojo, Maruja Grifell, Francisco Jambrina, Luis Alcoriza, Antonio Bravo, Antonio Monsell, Nicolás Rodríguez

December 6, 8 PM
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)
600 River St. Austin, Texas 78701 Map

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The rich and drunken widower Ramiro allows his children Virginia and Eduardo, his good for nothing brother Ladislao and his sister in law Milagros, to exploit him. Desperate, his brother Greogorio decides to make them all believe that Ramiro is ruined and that the family has to work to survive. But, who will have the last laugh? And who will learn at last the lessons of life?

El viudo, rico y borrachín Ramiro se deja explotar por sus hijos Virginia y Eduardo, su vago hermano Ladislao y su cuñada Milagros. Desesperado, su hermano Gregorio decide hacerle creer que ha quedado arruinado y que su familia debe trabajar para sobrevivir. ¿Pero quién reirá al final? ¿y quién aprenderá al fin las lecciones de la vida?


Production Company: Ultramar Films
Co-director: Fernando Soler
Assistant Director: Moisés M. Delgado
Producers: Óscar Dancigers, Federico Amérigo, Antonio de Salazar, Alberto A. Ferrer
Script: Luis Alcoriza y Janet Alcoriza, based on a story by Adolfo Torrado
Cinematography: Ezequiel Carrasco
Camera: Manuel Santaella
Set Design: Luis Moya
Make Up: Ana Guerrero
Editing: Carlos Savage and Luis Buñuel (uncredited)
Sound: Rafael Ruiz Esparza and Jesús González Gancy
Music:Manuel Esperón
Cast: Fernando Soler (Ramiro), Rosario Granados (Virginia), Andrés Soler (Ladislao), Rubén Rojo (Pablo), Gustavo Rojo (Eduardo), Maruja Grifell (Milagros), Francisco Jambrina (Gregorio), Luis Alcoriza (Alfredo), Antonio Bravo (Alfonso), Antonio Monsell (Juan, buttler), Nicolás Rodríguez (Carmelito), María Luisa Serrano, Juan Pulido, Pepe Martínez, José Chávez Trowe, Gerardo Pérez Martínez


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