Si yo fuera diputado (1952)

  |  Comedy, Drama

Si yo fuera diputado (1952) Poster

Tired of the same politicians, who never do anything to improve their welfare, people from a poor neighborhood decide to support the local barber boy (Cantinflas) for public office.


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5 December 2019 | zutterjp48
| A very good comedy.
A poor and honest barber,Cantinflas, speaks about laws with his most famous client,uncle Juan, a lawyer (he cuts his hair and Don Juan gives him lessons of law).Cantinflas becomes little by little the protector of the poor people in his neighborhood.Don Juan asks him to represent him in some trials and Cantinflas is very sucessful.Time has come for the election: Cantinflas will be candidate for congressman (in Spanish we use the word diputado) : his rival will be the cacique ,Don Próculo who has won the last elections.The poor people will help Cantinflas with a lot of small donations and their votes,but Don Próculo will use use all the tricks and intrigues against his small rival.This film made in 1952 is a strong critic about the elections in Mexico and in many other countries of Latin America, about the tricks and intrigues that were using the caciques in these elections .This strong critic is made with a lot of humour. The people who have seen some films of Cantinflas will appreciate again the talent of Cantinflas for oratory.And of course we shall have a little love story, because Cantinflas and the niece of Don Juan will fall in love. One of the best films of Cantinflas.

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30 January 1952



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