Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Argentine drama (the title translates as Captain Poison) is a rare dramatic vehicle for popular Latin American comedian Luis Sandrini. The star plays an ill-tempered 19th-century military officer who is wounded in battle. Taking refuge in the home of a widow and her two pretty daughters, the officer slowly regains his strength. He also falls in love with one of the daughters, whose sweetness gradually wins out over his irascibility. Based on a well-known story, Capitan Veneno is a bit too leisurely for so familiar a property.
battle [war], love, officer, refuge, romance, survivor, war, widow/widower