Great Madcap DVD
Bunuel's dark screwball comedy tells of a wealthy Mexican family's attempt to change the spending habit of their selfish and hedonistic father. The family decides to try to fool him into spending less by telling him that his large fortune is gone and assuming a life of poverty. However, the old man discovers the deception but - in order to teach his family that they are all worthless and lazy and to vindicate his own reputation - he continues to feign ignorance while sneaking off during the day to conduct his still thriving business. Bunuel had not made a film since L'Age d'Or in 1930, and this was his comeback and critical acceptance to re-establish him as a filmmaker. Playing like a socially conscious, Latin take on Preston Sturges' and Frank Capra's American screwball comedies, The Great Madcap is an undiscovered gem.
|Case Type||Amaray Single|
|Cast||Fernando Soler,Rosario Granados,Andres Soler,Ruben Rojo,Gustavo Rojo,Maruja Grifell,Francisco Jambrina,Luis Alcoriza,Antonio Bravo,Antonio Monsell,Maria Luisa Serrano|
|Colour||Black & White|