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El Gran Calavera [videorecording]

Ultramar Films, S.A. presenta ; adaptación cinematográfica de Raquel y Luis Alcoriza ; una producción de Fernando Soler y Oscar Dancigers ; dirección de Luis Buñuel
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A comedy that concerns a family's attempts to change the wealthy patriarch's somewhat indulgent and hedonistic ways by fooling him into thinking his large fortune is gone. They assume a life of poverty in Mexico in an attempt to teach him a lesson. However, he discovers it's a ruse, but continues to perpetuate the facade of ignorance while sneaking off during the day to conduct his thriving business in order to teach his overly dependent family a lesson.
Director
Luis Buñuel
Performers
Fernando Soler, Rosario Granados, Andrés Soler, Rubén Rojo, Gustavo Rojo, Maruja Grifell, Francisco Jambrina, Luis Alcoriza, Antonio Bravo, Antonio Monsell, María Luisa Serrano.
Release Date
1949
Run Time
91 min.
Language
In Spanish
Notes
  • Based on the work by Adolfo Torrado.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.
  • Available for purchase individually and in a variety of boxed sets including Luis Bunuel solo Bunuel.
  • Extra features include photo gallery.
Series
Colección México En Pantalla
Los Que Hicieron Nuestro Cine
Colección Mexico En Pantalla
Credits
Director of photography, Ezequiel Carrasco ; editing, Carlos Savage ; music, Manuel Esperón.
Published
[Mexico] : On Screen Films : Televisa Home Entertainment, [2012]
Publisher no.
DVDA-5419 RTC
Description
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in..
DVD, NTSC; multi-region; fullscreen; 2.0 stereo.
Technical Details
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