La Traviesa Molinera (1934)

Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Forever at odds with the Hollywood studio heads, the fiercely individualist director Harry D'Arrast pitched camp in Spain, where he directed his final feature, La Traviesa Molinera. D'Arrast's then-wife Eleanor Boardman stars as the wife of pompous town mayor Alberto Romea. When the mayor has an affair with Hilda Moreno, wife of miller Santiago Ontanon, the cuckolded husband retaliates by making love to Boardman. The heroine's emergence from her "respectable" shell by performing a lively Spanish dance is the highlight of the picture. Based on a famous 17th-century poem, La Traviesa Molinera was eventually released worldwide as The Three-Cornered Hat and It Happened in Spain.