Carola de día, Carola de noche (1969)

  |  Comedy, Fantasy, Musical


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Carola is a princess in a land far far away that had to run away after revolution in her country. She goes to Spain and has to disguise herself to save her life, because the revolution ... See full summary »


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16 February 2018 | ma-cortes
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| This is a joyful as well as entertaining Spanish musical movie along with a intrigue in which a group attempts to kill a princess
Carola de Dia, Carola de Noche is a funny as well as amusing comedy with suspense , nicely realized by Jaime De Armiñan . This an enjoyable and feeling movie with attractive musical set pieces and in final takes places the ordinary happy end . This is an attractive story proceeded in simplicity and delicacy and the atmospheric interiors provide a lot of chances of dancing and singing . Carola (Marisol) is a beautiful princess at 21-year-old who results to be overthrown by revolutionaries from an Eastern country , perhaps Hungary . Carola escapes along her large entourage formed by a notorious bunch of Spanish secondaries (José Sazatornil , Lili Muráti , Rafael Alonso , Verónica Luján, Mariano Vidal Molina) . But Carola doesn't loves to be imprisoned and secretly goes out by night to find out how Spanish people live . Furthermore , the entourage and the princess are suffering unfortunes because the cash is running out . However , there are some secret agents (Leo Anchoriz) who try to kill her , because the revolution wants her to die . What she didn't expect , was that she would fall in love with a youngster (Tony Isbert) she meets in a restaurant, a boy who works in a cabaret called Chez Nous where she decides to start working as a dancer and singer .



Likeable and charming musical comedy with child prodigy Marisol accompanied by a great plethora of secondaries . Of course , Marisol steals the show as the splendid singer and dancer teen girl . Marisol is well supported by a fine support cast , full of familiar faces , along with a great number of cameos as Narciso Ibáñez Serrador , Fernando Fernán Gomez , José Orjas , Emilio Gutiérrez Caba , Marisa Paredes , José María Rodero , Amparo Baró , Mónica Randall , José María Rodero . Being special mention for Jose Saza and José Luis Coll with their hilarious timing . The scenarios in which develops the deeds are well designed . Musical score by Juán Carlos Calderón responds appropriately to the ambient , originating a careful atmosphere . Luminous and glimmer cinematography by Antonio L. Ballesteros . The filmmaker Armiñan as well as the famous producer Goyanes succeed in this picture , obtaining a great achievement , managing perfectly to the performers and taking advantage of them , giving the best of their acting . It's worthwhile mingle of music , spectacular choreography , comedy , sentimentalism and good feeling . Here Marisol gives a sympathetic acting as a princess in a land far far away who is banished and she has to run away after revolution in her country, as she goes to Spain and has to disguise herself to save her life . Can be said that she is perfectly adequate to his measure .Marisol was an appealing Spanish actress and singer . Spanish film studios were looking for a new child star to follow the steps of Pablito Calvo, and make popular and populist folkloric movies and they found Marisol . She was discovered by her future producer Manuel J. Goyanes in an exhibition of the "Coros y Danzas de Málaga" in TVE in 1959 . Her debut in cinema was in 1960 and she complemented her activity in cinema with records , recitals and TV-shows . ¨Búsqueme Esa Chica¨ produced by Manuel J Goyanes , in fact , she was introduced to the movie business and discovered by this powerful producer in ¨Un Rayo De Luz¨ (1960) by Luis Lucia , who directed her in this first feature , where earned his famous name . He was widely known in Spain when she became a widely successful child star , following ¨Ha LLegado Un Angel¨, ¨Tombola¨, ¨Marisol Rumbo a Rio¨ which were big box-office hits in Spain during Franco's dictatorship , and she became Spain's most famous girl actress , outstanding his highly expressive face and eyes , charming eyes and innocent , angelical face . She was a milestone in Spanish "child prodigies" under Franco along with Joselito , Pili and Mili , Ana Belén and especially Pablito Calvo . And the producers trying to keep them as little kids for as long as possible . Due to false advertising by the studios that made their movies, and which wanted to make them appear younger than they really were , an obsession that haunted them through the whole of their careers . After the national and international hits as ¨La Nueva Cenicienta¨ , ¨La Historia De Bienvenido¨ and ¨Cabriola¨, and following other successful films as ¨4 Bodas Marisol¨, ¨Carola De Dia , Carola De Noche¨ . In her films she often sings Flamenco Cante , Saetas , Soleadas and other Folkloric songs . After several movies and records , and already a big star as a singer and an actress in Europe, the next move was trying to triumph in America, there she also played , sang and danced to grant local box-office . His success even reached around the world . However, life was not too glamorous for Marisol, as she was treated almost as a sideshow act by his managers , not allowing him to become an ordinary teenager . She was forced to keep his childlike image up to the seventies ; however , thanks to Juán Antonio Bardém changed his acting style , playing thrillers as ¨La Corrupción de Chris Miller¨ and ¨Poder Del Deseo¨ , and subsequently directed by prestigious filmmakers as Carlos Saura in ¨Carmen¨ , ¨Bodas de Sangre¨ and Mario Camus¨ in ¨Dias Del Pasado¨. Her last movies were the notorious TV series ¨Proceso a Mariana Pineda¨ and ¨Caso Cerrado¨ and she was not successful anymore . Marisol married two times , to Carlos Goyanes and Antonio Gades . Fidel Castro was the best man at her wedding to Antonio Gades . She has three daughters from her marriage to Antonio Gades , on of them the known actress Maria Esteve . Disappearing from public life in 1985, when she was still high in her career, she left everything , returned to her homeland, Malaga, and has lived as a housewife since then for her own choice . Has received many invitations to return, but has declined all of them, even simple interviews on TV. Retired In Malaga from acting at early age to become a discreet person and was then discovered much later that she had become a housewife and is now a social and humanitarian activist.

Being professionally directed by Jaime De Armiñan , though with no originality , being his first movie . Jaime dares to lead this comedy with acceptable results , and offers us here an entertaining comedy without major skills , but should make it more dynamic . It's a minor and thin effort in his important cinematic career . An object of lesson by an old master filmmaker who will appeal his fans . Jaime De Armiñán was born on March 9 , 1927 in Madrid , where he often shoots his films . He is a writer and director , particularly known for Mi Querida Señorita (1972) , El Amor Del Capitán Brando (1974) , Stico (85) and Mi General (1987). Jaime Armiñan achieved several successes , such as : Jo , Papá (1975) , Al Servicio De La Mujer Española (1978) and especially El Nido (1980) and Hora Bruja (1985) at his best . Armiñan also directed great TV series as Una Gloria Nacional (1993) , Cuentos Imposibles (84) and , of course , Juncal (1989) .

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Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

Details

Release Date:

29 July 1969

Language

Spanish


Country of Origin

Spain

Filming Locations

Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain

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