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La Cueva de Ali-Babá

1954, regia di Mario C. Lugones


Scheda: Nazione: Argentina - SoggettoJulio Porter - SceneggiaturaJulio Porter - FotografiaGumer Barreiros - MontaggioA. Rampoldi - CostumiEduardo Bergara Leumann - Formato: B.N, commedia musicale.

Cast: Malisa Zini, Tono Andreu, Gogó Andreu, Héctor Calcaño, Perla Cristal, Jorge Ayala, Gloria Citino, Jorge Citino, Julio Renato, Alberto Barcel, Mario Amaya, Tito Eyhartz, Carlos Mendi, Jesús Pampín, Alejandro Anderson, Ana María Cassán, Ernesto Cerrutti, Orestes Rosasco, Rodolfo Crespi, Carlos Anchart, Humberto Bello.


Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - «Dos amigos, una chica de fortuna y un grupo se hacen cargo de una boite». «Two variety performers inherit an old factory that they decide to convert into a nightclub, unaware that the site is being used by a gang of criminals. Okay, you're compiling a list of fantasy genre movies, and you come across an Argentine movie with the translated title of The Cave of Ali Baba. You know nothing about the plot of the movie, so you're left to your own devices to figure out whether it qualifies as genre or not. What would you assume, based on the title? I'd assume it would be a retelling of the classic Arabian nights tale with the magic cave and the "Open Sesame" password. That would certainly seem more likely than assuming that it was the name of a themed nightclub. This is my way of saying that I can forgive the various sources that listed this one as genre; the latter description is the one that is correct in this case, and, though I may be wrong (my copy is in unsubtitled Spanish), there appears to be no genre elements in this one at all. No, I couldn't follow it, but it does seem like your typical comedy musical. I missed the jokes, but at least the musical numbers don't need explanation, and some of them are pretty silly. At least one of the musical numbers is in English; a duo sings a version of Hank Williams's "Hey, Good Looking". As a result of the musical numbers, the movie was sporadically entertaining for me. Nevertheless, the lack of real genre content makes this movie one of the false leads that I've found on this journey through genre movies».


Conosciuto anche con il titolo: The Cave of Ali Baba





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