The Great Madcap

The Great Madcap (1949)

Buñuel's first "comeback" film since "L'Age d'Or" in 1930 (he made only a few musicals in the interim), "El Gran Calavera" concerns a family's attempts to change the patriarch's somewhat indulgent and hedonistic ways by fooling him into thinking his large fortune is gone. They assume a life of poverty in Mexico in an attempt to teach him a lesson. However, he discovers it's a ruse, but continues to perpetuate the facade of ignorance while sneaking off during the day to conduct his thriving business. Why? To teach his family a lesson - they are all lazy, worthless leeches!

Writing:
  • Luis Alcoriza
  • Janet Alcoriza
  • Adolfo Torrado
Directing:
  • Luis Buñuel
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  • Release Date: 1949-11-25
  • Language: Español
  • Country: MX
  • Runtime: 92

Gustavo Rojo

Eduardo de la Mata

Fernando Soler

Ramiro de la Mata

Rosario Granados

Virginia de la Mata

Andrés Soler

Ladislao de la Mata

Francisco Jambrina

Gregorio de la Mata

José Chávez

Prisionero (uncredited)

Leonor Gómez

Vecina vecindad (uncredited)

Juan Pulido

(uncredited)
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