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Don Quintin the bitter

  • Don Quintin the bitter. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Don Quintin the bitter. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

  

Category

Feature film

Original title

Don Quintín el amargao

Year

1935

Director

Luis Marquina

This adaptation of the work by Carlos Arniches was the film debut of director, Luis Marquina.

Jealousy and false appearances lead Quintín to throw out his wife Felisa, who is pregnant. Felisa has no money and gives birth, in a charity home, to a girl called Teresa, who is left in the care of a poor family. As time goes by, Don Quintín becomes bitter, and gets the nickname of “el amargao” (“embittered”) for his bad character. Meanwhile, his daughter receives a suitor.

 

Technical specifications

Actors
Ana María Custodio, Alfonso Muñoz, Luisa Esteso

Photography
José María Beltrán

Music
Jacinto Guerrero

Format
Black and white

Duration
87 minutes

  

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