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El ministro y yo (1976)

A good-hearted clerk falls in grace to a minister who invites him to work for the government. His ethics on job alienates him from colleagues while making efforts to return speech to a girl.

Director:

Miguel M. Delgado

Writers:

Cantinflas (original story) (as Mario Moreno Reyes), Tito Davison (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cantinflas ... Mateo Melgarejo 'Mateíto' (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Chela Castro ... Vicky (as Celia Castro)
Lucía Méndez ... Bárbara
Ángel Garasa ... Avelino Romero 'Romeritos'
Manolita Saval ... Estrellita
Delia Peña Orta Delia Peña Orta ... María (as niña Delia de la Peña)
Alonso Castaño Alonso Castaño ... Don Nachito
Miguel Manzano ... Don Antonio, señor ministro
Daniel 'Chino' Herrera Daniel 'Chino' Herrera ... Huésped de Yucatán
Raúl 'Chato' Padilla Raúl 'Chato' Padilla ... El Licenciado (as Raul Chato Padilla)
Tamara Garina Tamara Garina ... Tamarita
Alejandra Meyer Alejandra Meyer ... Julia Ramírez, secretaria del licenciado
José Manuel Fregoso José Manuel Fregoso
Pedro Damián ... (as Pedro Muñoz Romero)
Judith Velasco Judith Velasco ... Anita
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Storyline

A good-hearted clerk falls in grace to a minister who invites him to work for the government. His ethics on job alienates him from colleagues while making efforts to return speech to a girl.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Minister and Me See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rioma Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Karate Kiba (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

El relicario
By José Padilla and Oliveros
Performed by Cantinflas and Manolita Saval
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Many delightful episodes
9 January 2003 | by TejanaNCSee all my reviews

This is one of the most watchable of the Cantinflas movies, at least for me. A good thing, too, as I've had to watch it several times to get some of the jokes! Cantinflas stars as Mateo, son of a postman, who gets involved in a number of subplots loosely organized around his new job as a bureaucrat and around life in the boarding house where he lives.

As is often the case with the Cantinflas movies, to enjoy the movie you have to accept that the only purpose of the plots is to let the star's humor shine in a number of absurd situations -- bureaucracy, office politics, adventures with an antique car, writing letters for others in the plaza -- and to let him express noble ideas in pursuit of a noble goal (in this case, helping a deaf girl and her grandfather). Once you let yourself roll along with the humor, you will enjoy many gems; my favorite is a scene dealing with the paperwork necessary for a simple question in the appraiser's office.

Check out and cherish the talents of a genuine international star who was a great man offscreen as well.


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