La Novela De Un Joven Pobre (1942)

Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Argentina  |  
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The English-language title of this Argentine rags-to-riches yarn is The Novel of a Poor Young Man. The protagonist is played by singing sensation (and future director of note) Hugo Del Carril, cast as an orphaned lad who falls in love with the daughter (Amanda Ledesma) of his boss. Through a combination of pluck, luck and Herculean heroics, Del Carril wins not only the girl but a lifetime of wealth and luxury. So corny is the plotline and the directorial approach of Luis Bayon Herrera that the film can be enjoyed as "high camp" instead of the inspirational drama it was evidently intended to be. Production values are far better than the film deserves.

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family-disapproval, love, songwriter