28 June 2017 | ma-cortes
Laudatory and moralizing picture about night assignments of an intrepid Police patrol , based on real events
The picture shows us the hard missions executed by a two Policemen : the disturbing cop Andrés Martín (Adolfo Marsillach) and the sympathetic sub-inspector Barea (José Luis López Vazquez) at night service during a sunny summer in a desolate Madrid . As Inspector Andrés is a man haunted by the loss of his small daughter , he is really upsetting from a car hits and runs and killing his eight-year-old little girl . Along the way the patrol in their car , Z-10, meet several unfortunate people and dangerous crooks , offenders , muggers and thieves . As they meet a sixteen-year-old girl called Teresa Gimenez (Maria Luisa Merlo) attacked by young delinquents , assisting three ¨Rodriguez¨ after a car accident , detaining two botcher tiny crooks (Tony Leblanc, Manolo Gómez Bur , both of them provide the comical relief) and looking for the suspicious car that ran over his daughter . At the end takes place a thrilling chase at Barajas Airport .
Based on a moralizing and exemplifying screenplay by Vicente Coello , producer Pedro Maso , Antonio Vich and Jose Maria Forqué himself ; being excessively illustrating and laudatory on Police . Inspired by actual facts , taken from ¨Dirección General Seguridad¨ under direction by then chief Arias Navarro , as screenwriters and main actors investigated the Police archives . Shot in a solitary Madrid , including flashbacks about three ¨Rodriguez¨ : Angel Andrés López , Luis Peña , Manuel Alexandre , and parallel edition about two hilarious thieves : Tony Leblanc and Manólo Gómez Bur . It packs an evocative and appropriate cinematography in black and white by Juán Mariné . As well as an atmospheric musical score by Augusto Algueró .
This Spanish thriller was well starred by Adolfo Marsillach , though he gives an overacting , at times . He plays as the distressed cop in command of the patrol who suffers deep frustration , that's why he is not able to find the car that he absconded after run over his daughter . Marsillach was a good cinema and stage actor . Marsillach was son and grandson of journalists and theater critics . He studied law in Barcelona finishing his career in 1951 . He debuted in cinema and theater in 1947, and as a theater director in 1956 . In 1965 he became the director of the Teatro Español de Madrid , and in 1972 directed his first and last film , this Flower of holiness . He married three known actresses as Amparo Soler Leal , Teresa del Río and Mercedes Lezcano . And father of Cristina Marsillach and Blanca Marsillach . Adolfo starred successful and prestigious films of all kind of genres , such as : Sesión Continua , La Ciutat Cremada , Paz Empieza Nunca , Mi Calle , Maribel Y La Extraña Familia , Salto a La Gloria , El Frente Infinito , Torrepartida and Tulipan Negro ; and TV Series as La Señora García Se Confiesa and Ramon Y Cajal . In addition , support cast is frankly excellent , plenty of familiar faces , in an interminable list , such as : Gracita Morales , Antonio Casas , Irene Gutiérrez Caba , Julia Gutiérrez Caba , Jesús Guzmán , Mary Paz Pondal Ángel Álvarez , Agustín González , Mara Laso , José Orjas , Antonio Ferrandis , Rafael Hernández , Fernando Delgado , Luis Morris , Marisa Paredes , Manuel Arbó , Angel Del Pozo and many others .
The motion picture was professionally directed by prolific filmmaker Jose Maria Forque , though resulting to be some boring . José María Forqué was born in Zaragoza , being father of actress Verónica Forqué and director Álvaro Forqué . He was a director and writer, known for filming some classic Spanish films , such as Accidente 703 (1962), Amanecer en Puerta Oscura (1957) , Un Millon En La Basura and especially Atraco a Las Tres . And shot successful TV series : Miguel Servet and Ramon Y Cajal . He also filmed some international co-productions such as Tarot with Gloria Grahame , Mujer De Tierra Caliente with Stuart Whitman , Laura Gemser and El Ojo Del Huracan or In the eye of hurricane with Tony Kendall , Jean Sorel .