La ilusión viaja en tranvía
Illusion Travels by Streetcar


Luis Buñuel

1953, 90 min. Black and White, Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Cast: Lilia Prado, Fernando Soto Mantequilla, Carlos Navarro, Agustín Isunza

December 13, 8 PM
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)
600 River St. Austin, Texas 78701 Map

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When they find out that the 133 tram, where they have worked all their lives, is being retired from service, Caireles and Tarrajs get drunk and decide to steal it. During the night they give service to an eclectic group of people that include a catrin, a couple of nuns, a teacher with his students and a couple of slaughterhouse workers. The next morning, Caireles and Tarrajas try to take the tram back but they are faced with the obstinacy of Papá Pinillos, a retired inspector that is set on turning them in to the authorities.

Al enterarse que el tranvía 133, en el cual han trabajado toda su vida, será retirado de servicio, Caireles y Tarrajas se emborrachan y deciden robarlo. Durante la noche dan servicio a un grupo ecléctico de pasajeros que incluye a un catrín, un par de beatas, un profesor con sus alumnos y unos matanceros del rastro. A la mañana siguiente, Caireles y Tarrajas tratan de devolver el tranvía pero se enfrentan a la obstinación de Papá Pinillos, un inspector jubilado que pretende delatarlos.


Production Company: Clasa Films Mundiales
Assistant Director: Ignacio Villarreal
Producer: Armando Orive Alba
Executive Producer: Juan Ramón Aguirre
Production Managers: Fidel Pizarro
Associate Producer Mauricio de la Serna
Story: Mauricio de la Serna
Adapted to the screen by: José Revueltas, Mauricio de la Serna, Luis Alcoriza y Juan de la Cabada
Cinematography: Raúl Martínez Solares
Production Design: Edward Fitzgerald
Make Up: Elda Loza
Editing: Jorge Bustos y Luis Buñuel (sin crédito)
Sound: José de Pérez, Rafael Ruiz Esparza y Teódulo Bustos
Music: Luis Hernández Bretón
Cast: Lilia Prado (Lupita), Carlos Navarro (Juan Caireles), Fernando Soto "Mantequilla" (Tarrajas), Agustín Isunza (Papá Pinillos), Miguel Manzano (don Manuel, Company Manager), Guillermo Bravo Sosa (Braulio), José Pidal (Professor), Felipe Montoya (Mechanic), Javier de la Parra (Traffic Manager), Paz Villegas (doña Mechita), Conchita Gentil Arcos (nun), Diana Ochoa (nun), Víctor Alcocer (trinquetero), José Chávez Trowe (Traffic Cop), Agustín Salmón (Employee), Manuel Noriega (don Julio), Roberto Meyer (don Arcadio), José Luis Moreno (Student), Hernán Vera (Slaughterhouse Employee), Victorio Blanco (Passenger), Pepe Martínez (Duke of Otranto), Manuel Vergara "Manver" (Slaughterhouse Employee), José Muñoz, Mario Valdés


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