While grieving her husband in a cemetery, a widow meets a smart widower and tells him that she has inherited a large amount of money from her husband. The small time crook convinces her to go to a beauty shop and he moves to her apartment, going to parties, theaters, restaurants and casinos with her. The widow brings her son Carlinhos (Oscarito), who lives in a mental institution, to live with them.
"Tristezas Não Pagam Dívidas" is a funny Brazilian musical comedy called "chanchada", written and directed by Ruy Costa. This very common type of movie in the 40s has great technical limitations and usually is a silly storyline prepared for many songs sing by the popular Brazilian radio singers of the 40s. The original running time of "Tristezas Não Pagam Dívidas" was about 100 minutes, but only 43 minutes survived, therefore it is quite difficult to understand some parts of the story. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Tristezas Não Pagam Dívidas" ("Sadnesses Do not Pay Debts")
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