Synopsis by Hal Erickson
More than one critic noted that the real star of the Portuguese Cantiga da Rua was the city of Lisbon. This isn't to say that the film was a mere travelogue; still, the film will appeal most to moviegoers desiring far-away places with strange-sounding names. Heading the cast is Alberto Ribeiro, a brilliant Portuguese tenor who in 1950 was on the road to international stardom. Cast as a carefree vagabond, Ribeiro brings a little sunshine into the lives of everyone he meets, especially leading lady Deolinda Rodrigues. The dramatic weight of the film is handled by Augusto Fraga, a real-life journalist making his acting debut. Comedy is provided by regional favorites Costinha and Santos Carvalho.