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Calabacitas tiernas (1949)

"Tin Tan" plays a broke man, who is trying to put a musical show to pay his debts.


Juan García (dialogue), Gilberto Martínez Solares (adaptation) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Germán Valdés ... Tin tan (as German Valdes 'Tin-Tan')
Rosita Quintana ... Lupe
Nelly Montiel ... Nelly
Jorge Reyes Jorge Reyes ... Reyes
Gloria Alonso Gloria Alonso ... Gloria
Nicolás Rodríguez Nicolás Rodríguez ... Guitarist
Francisco Reiguera Francisco Reiguera ... El muerto
Juan Orraca Juan Orraca ... Architect
Julián de Meriche Julián de Meriche ... Representative
Armando Velasco Armando Velasco ... Policeman
Francisco Pando Francisco Pando ... Don Gumersindo
Ramón Valdés ... Willy
Mario Castillo Mario Castillo ... Crew member
Amalia Aguilar ... Amalia
Rosina Pagã Rosina Pagã ... Rosina (as Rosina Pagan)


In this movie "Tin Tan" plays a broke man, that is harassed by his creditors, so he comes up with a plan to put an international musical show with four beautiful women, matters get complicated when the four women want the leading role in the show, besides, the quartet falls in love with him. Written by jairhcastillo

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Comedy | Musical







Release Date:

24 February 1949 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Eu Sou do Amor See more »

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Production Co:

Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of Tin Tán's most famous comedies
25 October 2010 | by chris-810-745673See all my reviews

Like other Mexican masters of humor (for example, Cantinflas), Germán Valdés created Tin Tán with a strong feeling of a unique personality and original language. He came from a family of comedians very famous in movies and TV (he is brother of Ramón Valdés and Manuel "Loco" Valdés). Tin Tán incarnated the figure of 1940s' pachuco, young Mexican American guys, with strong feelings for his roots (music, dancing) that returned to Mexico and find a country distant to them in customs and rhythm of life. "Calabacitas tiernas" was one of the first works in the vertiginous career of Valdés, so it is one of the most representative examples of what we will find in his later works: co-working with his brothers, beautiful women, a story around the show business, problems with the police, characteristic music and dancing, references to cinema, mentions of Mexican culture topics and identity confusions.

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