Balarrasa (1950)

Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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"Balarrasa," or "Scapegrace," is the nickname bestowed upon a reckless Spanish Civil War officer Fernando Fernan Gomez. Hoping to change his prodigal ways, the officer enters the priesthood. After seven years, the reformed man returns to his hometown, where he attempts to deflect his family from their profitable black-market activities. Despite its overall piety, Balarrasa has a few irreverent comic moments, mostly suppled by Marnalo Moran. The film also includes such box-office-savvy attractions as a nightclub sequence and an extended episode at a sports arena.



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