Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this Spanish film, a question of honor motivates Don Rodrigo (Fernando Rey), and the lack of concern for honor by his relatives nearly causes him to die. Don Rodrigo is a somewhat stiff-necked nobleman. True, he has been out of the country for many years, and has no money, but he still has his title and his honor. These are his legacies. He means to bestow them on one of his two granddaughters, if he can determine which one is legitimate. Apparently, his dead son's wife played around. His daughter-in-law tries to have him committed, and insults him at every turn. Eventually he learns the truth, but it does not please him.
aristocracy, dysfunctional, honor [recognition], poverty