La Mano En la Trampa (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Argentina  |  
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The husband-and-wife team of Beatriz Guido and Leopoldo Torre-Nilsson once again write and direct, respectively, to create another drama about the lives of an upper middle-class segment of society. In this engaging story, a young woman, Laura (Elsa Daniel), comes back from boarding school to a home that has seen wealthy days but is now barely managing. She discovers that an aunt has locked herself up in the attic to spend the rest of her life mourning the loss of her one great love, a loss that occurred when the man jilted her on their wedding day. Laura decides to hunt the man down and bring him to meet her aunt, just to save the woman from herself. She succeeds in tracking him, and convinces him to visit her aunt, while she herself is very much taken with his charm and stunningly handsome looks. The entire scenario shifts after Laura's original objective is reached.

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attic, aunt, boarding-school, funeral, handsome, hermit, innocence, jilted, love, lover, lure [tempt], mistress, playboy, reunion, school, schoolgirl, tragic-love, vacation