¿Qué hacemos con los hijos? (1967)

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Taxi driver Antonio discovers one day that each of his children have been hiding their true way of life. He will try, with a typical hard attitude, for them to obey him, despite not being ... See full synopsis »


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12 November 2017 | ma-cortes
| Paco Martinez Soria's likable vehicle with great entertainment and amusement .
It is an agreeable picture concerning the silly adventures of a Cab man who attempts to teach his descendants , but things get worse . Taxi driver Antonio discovers one day that each of his children , the singer Luisa 'La Caoba' (Irán Eory) , the slacker Juán (Pepe Rubio) , the good girl Paloma (María José Goyanes) and the bullfighter Antonio Martínez 'El Abogado' (Emilio Gutiérrez Caba) have been hiding their true way of life . As his offspring turns out extremely free , philander , and and lazy . A bit later on , hard-working Antonio drives in the capital and he is caught in the vortex of the Gran Vía's traffic jam when is fined by a traffic officer (Alfredo Landa) who results to be the daughter's boyfriend . Antonio will attempt , with a typical hard attitude , for them to obey him, despite not being totally sure if his methods are the right ones or his teaching is adequate . But the children encounter a frenetic and hostile world , and the father finds out his unhappy relatives in real problems . At last , he arranges to reach peace and order at an excessively sentimental ending .

Amusing Spanish comedy but extremely moralizing with the great Paco Martínez Soria who became himself a big star during his last years ; he steals the show with his Aragonese accent , and playing splendidly his usual role as a fast-talking , grumpy as well as intimate old man . This diverting movie deals with a taxi worker , the simple-minded Antonio Martínez (Paco Martínez Soria) , who lives in Madrid along with wife - Mercedes Vecino- and sons , but things are far from ideal . Funny and fun acting by the old cab man magnificently played by Paco Martínez who decides to settle down his children . Being well written by prestigious and prolific screenwriter Vicente Coello and based on Carlos LLopis story . The film develops Paco Martínez Soria's classical formula : a lot of problems that the veteran worker attempts to resolve , as well as a troublesome family ; as the sympathetic daddy is upsetting by the loss of moral values that governs his relatives : frivolity , egoism , duplicity and deceits . This film is made to entertain , and this movie , especially for a good time and a pleasant entertainment and is also pretty darn funny . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the completely absurd and the stylishly enjoyable . There are some nice jokes in the film and the cast , playing eccentric characters , make a cosy fit . The flick interweaves fun comedy along with a social criticism about the peculiar Spain of the 60s . This film packs customary images of the social life from the sixties , nutty situations , but it especially contains catching touches of humor , tongue-in-cheek and irony ; adding the typical Spanish idiosyncrasy . Nicely performed by Paco Martínez Soria , a noted Spanish stage and screen actor . He played mostly comedy roles and was born on December 18, 1902 in Tarazona, Zaragoza, and died 1982 in Madrid . He moved to Barcelona in 1907 where made mostly his career and had his own theatre in Barcelona , the Talía Theatre . He was a great comedian actor and writer, especially known for La Ciudad No Es Para Mí (1966), Don Erre Que Erre (1970) and ¡¡Se Armó El Belén!! (1970). The film is full of familiar faces and cameos , such as Gracita Morales as the ordinary lively maid , Manolo Gómez Bur , Luis Barbero , Rafael L Somoza , Jose Sazatornil , Margot Cottens , Esperanza Roy , José Saza , Francisco Camoiras , Fabián Conde , Emilio Laguna , Jesús Guzmán , Sancho Gracia , and many others . And an evocative and catching musical score by Antón García Abril , adding some pop songs by a Pop band with soundtrack typical of the sixties and early seventies .

The motion picture was efficiently produced by Pedro Masó and professionally directed by Pedro Lazaga and it was a big success at box office . Lazaga directed various film with the popular comic player Paco Martinez Soria . Lazaga was born in Valls , Tarragona , Catalonia , and died on November 30, 1979 in Madrid . He was a prolific director and writer , specially known for Los Chicos del Preu (1967), María Morena (1951), Cuerda De Presos (1956) and Posición Avanzada (1966). Pedro was a craftsman , a notorious director and writer who directed all kind of genres such as Peplum : Siete Espartanos , Wartime : Cuerda De Presos , Posicion Avanzada , Torrepartida , La Patrulla ; Drama : Rostro De Asesino , Otro Arbol De Guernica , but especially known for comedies in low budget . Director Pedro Lazaga made , during the fifties and early sixties , eight films , mostly comedies : ¨Muchachas De Azul¨, Ana Dice Si¨. ¨Luna De Verano¨, ¨Económicamente Debiles¨ , ¨Trio Damas¨ for screenwriter and producer Jose Luis Dibildos and his ¨Agata Films Productions¨. The best of all them resulted to be ¨Los Tramposos¨. He continued making comedies such as Patrulla De Los Once , Los Tramposos , Sabian Demasiado , El Vikingo , ¡No Firmes Más Letras, Cielo! , Vente a Ligar Al Oeste , Hasta El Matrimonio Nos Separe , La Amante Perfecta , Fulanita y Sus Menganos , Vota a Gundisalvo , Terapia Al Desnudo , Tres Suecas Para Tres Rodríguez , Yo soy Fulana de Tal , 5 Almohadas Para Una Noche , En La Cresta De la Ola and several others . His most known films were with the popular comic player Paco Martinez Soria , such as : Old made in Spain, , Padre De La Criatura , Alegre Divorciado , Estoy Hecho Un Chaval , Vaya Par Gemelos .

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26 March 1967



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Madrid, Spain

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