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Cómicos (1954)

Ana Ruiz, a young actress who works in a traveling theater company, performs only small roles, but she hopes to succeed and puts her success before the love of Miguel. When the company ... See full summary »

Director:

Juan Antonio Bardem (as J.A. Bardem)

Writer:

Juan Antonio Bardem (as J.A. Bardem)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisa Galvé ... Ana Ruiz (as Christian Galvé)
Fernando Rey ... Miguel Solís
Emma Penella ... Marga
Mariano Asquerino ... Don Antonio
Rosario García Ortega ... Doña Carmen
Rafael Alonso ... Ernesto Sánchez Blasco
Arsenio Freignac Arsenio Freignac ... José Luis Suárez (as Arsenio Fregnac)
Manuel Alexandre ... Manolo (as Manuel Alejandre)
Arturo Marín ... Constantino Valdés
Manuel Arbó ... Rafael Muñoz
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro ... Matilde Agustín
Miguel Pastor Miguel Pastor ... Doctor (as Miguel Pastor Mata)
Manuel Guitián Manuel Guitián ... Jesús
Aníbal Vela ... Empresario
Alfonso Gallardo Alfonso Gallardo ... Pepito
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Ana Ruiz, a young actress who works in a traveling theater company, performs only small roles, but she hopes to succeed and puts her success before the love of Miguel. When the company decides to release "Heaven is not far" by Ernesto Sánchez Blasco, Ana hopes to get the leading role. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 May 1959 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Aktorzy See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mapol Film, Unión Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Remade as Varietés (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Incidental music by Ronnie O'Dell's orchestra
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A tribute to the modest world of theater.
7 August 2002 | by toni_mg4See all my reviews

At his first own picture, Bardem compiled some anecdotes of his parents life and took the exceptional Mankiewicz's "ALL ABOUT EVE" as an inspiration reference to certified and effusive document of affability and admiration to those mobile theater companies, that used to cross the wither Spain of forties and fifties with his modest performance. Emphasizing the longing of triumph that afflicts a young and slack actress, the film narrates with enviable intensity and a pompous visual formalism (with a foregrounds profusion), the miserable and competitive daily task that implies this kind of work; in an interesting social description that allows to think over some delicates themes, such as the dignity, the hope or the vocational doubt. In 1970, Bardem realized a musical version of the same story, "VARIETÉS", to display the downcast beauty of Sara Montiel.


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