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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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Fun and Jive Mexican Style
21 January 2006 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Relaxing nonsense with pretty girls and German Valdes (same as English name Herman?) who greatly resembles in appearance, dress, musical and acting style Cab Calloway. Quite a few sprightly musical numbers adorn this light tale of a musician on the bum falling into a lets-put-on-a-big-show scenario so familiar to USA audiences of the 40s and 50s.

Interesting take on "the Tramp" theme also used by Cantinflas in other Mexican movies. More comfortable than the usual "rich boy slumming" theme so common in films made above the border.

Rosita Quintana is a knockout, likewise the lady from Cuba who dances and sings half-naked. The lady from Cuba is backed by Black musicians (who are very cool), and there are some mild and amusingly racist but just barely derogatory jokes about where they're going to sleep.

Worth a spin. Very nice production values. I had taped it off TCM a few months ago.

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