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You're Missing the Point (1940)

Ahí está el detalle (original title)
G | | Comedy | 1940 (USA)
The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his... See full summary »

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Juan Bustillo Oro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cantinflas ... Cantinflas (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Joaquín Pardavé ... Cayetano Lastre
Sara García ... Clotilde Regalado
Sofía Álvarez ... Dolores del Paso de Lastre
Dolores Camarillo ... Paz 'Pacita'
Manuel Noriega Manuel Noriega ... Juez (as Manolo Noriega)
Antonio R. Frausto Antonio R. Frausto ... Abogado defensor
Agustín Isunza Agustín Isunza ... Fiscal
Antonio Bravo Antonio Bravo ... Bobby Lechuga, el Fox Terrier
Francisco Jambrina ... Leonardo del Paso (el verdadero)
Joaquín Coss Joaquín Coss ... Magistrado
Eduardo Arozamena Eduardo Arozamena ... Juez sordo
Rafael Icardo ... Comisario
Alfredo Varela Alfredo Varela ... Escribano (as Alfredo Varela Jr.)
Ángel T. Sala ... Inspector
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The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his wife's brother (Leonardo), who had been lost for years. The rich man then remembers that his father in law's testament could only be paid when all brothers get together, so treats Cantinflas, a real bum, as a king. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Comedy

Certificate:

G
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You're Missing the Point See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Production Co:

Grovas-Oro Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The movie that launched Cantinflas.
17 January 2003 | by dlaheySee all my reviews

I still think of this, one of his first movies, as his best. Here Cantinflas' explodes with comic genius. He fully develops the under-educated but always noble, kind-hearted delinquent he is that speaks his mind, only to the confusion of even the most highly educated. The courtroom ending scene also establishes the formula for a bunch of "mistaken identity" plot movies that follow.

The "Bobby" scene at the beginning makes you howl with laughter. The portrayal of the absurdities and paranoia of the upper class let every working-class bloke bellow out loud as well.


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