Unmarried and Mother in Life (1969)

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Julita, a factory worker, finds out she is pregnant, which normally is happy news, but not in this case. She is the victim of premarital sex with Paco. Paco is an auto mechanic who, ... See full synopsis »


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3 August 2020 | ma-cortes
| This is a so-so but entertaining Spanish comedy with likable and appealing characterizations by all Spanish-star-cast .
Javier Aguirre's fun comedy with the sympathetic actress Lina Morgan as well as the great Alfredo Landa and a great plethora of Spanish support actors . An enticing but disconcerting Spanish comedy film and with its ups and downs ; here our protagonist , the great Lina Morgan , provides her real comical entertainment . It deals with Julita (Lina Morgan) , a factory worker , finds out she is pregnant after making premarital sex with Paco, which normally is happy news, but not in this case. Paco (Alfredo Landa) is an auto mechanic who, according to the theories of a certain French biologist as explained by a podiatrist friend (Blaki) , doesn't consider himself responsible. Don Ramiro (Manolo Gomez Bur) , Julita's father, is a security guard and considers himself a man of liberal ideas, but when his daughter confesses she is going to have an illegitimate baby , he then throws her out . To survive and because needing , urgently , an amount of money to resolve her problematic existence Julita ends up working at a nightclub where Paco and his friends (Blaki , José Sacristán) are regulars and subsequently moving at the flat with some friends (Laly Soldevila , Gloria Cámara) . Julita's best friend Paloma (Soledad Miranda) , Mariano's girlfriend (José Sacristán) , convinces her father to forgive her. He ultimately comes to see her and they reunite again . She moves back home in her advanced state of pregnancy . So Paco ends up helping her and being her birthing coach.

Funny and uneven comedy , appointed for all kind of public , it takes a silly premise and a simple concept : Julita/Lina Morgan a factory worker, finds out she is pregnant , it in Francoist time results to be a real scandal . This flick is a comical and sometimes disconcerting account of an unfortunate couple from an economic/social perspective . Here there are great amusement , some nice jokes , comical sketches and the cast plays eccentric characters . And , of course , the ordinary happy end , as they get back together and get married , as Julita goes to the church dressed in white with her belly so pregnant, the priest has to shorten the ceremony to avoid her giving birth in the church and right after the ceremony ends Julita goes into labor and she and Paco race off in a taxi . It is a nutty Spanish comedy that offers no intellectual stimulus whatsoever , though it has some attractive and hilarious moments . The film attempts to give laughs but it falls short , resulting in a mediocre and sometimes embarrassing film . Bemusing story with enjoyable but also absurd moments and charming acting by a likable comedian : Lina Morgan , a famous Spanish actress as cinema as stage in her successful theatre La Latina , Madrid . The movies Lina played were funny and with numerous support actors . The films were with short budget and lackluster but including comedy and lots of fun , and many of them directed by Mariano Ozores , Pedro Lazaga or Pedro Masó . Lina was a famous actress , she starred successful films , such as : ¨La Tonta Del Bote¨, ¨La Graduada¨ , ¨La Descarrida¨, ¨Fin Semana Al Desnudo¨ , ¨Pecados De Una Chica Decente ¨ , ¨Una Pareja Distinta¨ , ¨Esta Es Lo Que Es¨, ¨Un Dia con Sergio¨, ¨Imposible Para Una Solterona¨ , and several others . Being specially known for his TV series such as ¨Hostal Royal Manzanares (1996), Una De Dos (1998) and Academia Baile Gloria (2001) , but she left ¨Escenas De Matrimonio¨ three weeks after joining the cast , due to health problems until her death in 2015 . Top-notch support cast , full of familiar faces , such as : Tomás Blanco , Francisco Piquer, María Isbert , Adriano Domínguez, Soledad Miranda , José Sacristán , Gloria Cámara , Mara Laso , Maria Kosti , Venancio Muro . And special mention for Manolo Gómez as the angry father who seems to be quite conservative , expeling her daughter from the home and finding out Paco is the man responsible for her state, finally he tries to shoot him to force him to marry her.

The motion picture was regular but amusingly directed by prolific filmmaker Javier Aguirre (his big hits were El Astronauta , Vida Perra , El Jorobado De La Morgue , Monja Alférez) . Javier is a craftsman , expert on comedies such as : ¨El Astronauta¨, ¨Los Que Tocan El Piano¨ , ¨Locuras De Parchis¨ , ¨Los Chicos Con Las Chicas¨, ¨Soltero Y Padre En la Vida¨, ¨Soltera Y Madre En La Vida¨, ¨Rocky Carambola¨, ¨Martes Y Trece¨. Aguirre also made quite a few terror movies as ¨Gran Amor Conde Drácula¨, ¨Jorobado De La Morgue¨ , ¨Asesino Está En Sus Trece¨. In addition , he directed various ¨Avant Garde¨ films. . Here Aguirre carries out a passable , nimble and professional direction , though including some flaws and gaps . Rating : 5.5/10.

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27 April 1972



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Madrid, Spain

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