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1940 | B/N | 112:00

Cantinflas enters a powerful businessman’s home, where his girlfriend works as a maid, to get rid of a rabid dog. The confusion between the dog and a mobster by the same name triggers a series of hilarious entanglements and misunderstandings. You’re Missing the Point was Cantinflas’ first starring film role, now considered one of his best performances.


Country: México
Direction: Bustillo Oro; Juan
Script: Gómez Landero; Humberto, Bustillo Oro; Juan
Production: Grovas; Jesús, Beltri; Ricardo
Photography: Draper; Jack
Sound: Ruiz Esparza; Rafael
Music: Lavista; Raúl
Cast:Dolores Camarillo, Mario Moreno Cantinflas, Sara García, Noriega; Manuel, Pardavé; Joaquín, Bravo; Antonio, Arozamena; Eduardo, R. Frausto; Antonio, Coss; Joaquín, Isunza; Agustín, Jambrina; Francisco, Sofía Álvarez
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Participation year at FICM: 2021

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