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Un día perdido (1955)

Three nuns passing through Madrid must spend the night in the convent of their order. When they pick up their bags, they discover a basket with a newborn child inside and, although they ... See full summary »


José María Forqué (as José Mª Forqué)


Noel Clarasó (screenplay), José María Forqué (as J.M. Forqué) | 1 more credit »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Mariscal ... Madre Lucía
Elvira Quintillá ... Hermana Matilde
María Dulce María Dulce ... Hermana Rosa
José Isbert ... Paco
Irene Caba Alba ... Filo (as Irene Cava Alba)
Félix Dafauce ... Sr. Roca
Antonio Garisa ... Chófer
Carmen Vázquez Vigo Carmen Vázquez Vigo ... Novia
Antonio Ozores ... Novio
Félix Fernández ... Artista
Milagros Leal ... Esperanza Martín Poblete
Gustavo Re ... Portero (as Gustavo Ré)
Xan das Bolas ... Maestro de baile (as Xan Das Bolas)
Miguel Pastor Miguel Pastor ... Doctor (as Miguel Pastor Mata)
Mercedes Muñoz Sampedro ... Portera (as Mercedes M. San Pedro)
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Three nuns passing through Madrid must spend the night in the convent of their order. When they pick up their bags, they discover a basket with a newborn child inside and, although they plan to hand it over to the Charity, they decide to locate their parents first; for this they have the complicity of old Paco, the best taxi driver they could imagine. Written by jsanchez

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Simple and lightful film with good feeling and an enjoyable story
11 January 2020 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

3 nuns, Ana Mariscal, Elvira Quintilla, Maria Dulce, are travelling by train from Irun and arrive in Madrid to stay at a convent and to go then Cadiz. At the train station, while they are taking their baggage, suddenly meet an abandoned baby at a basket . The baby was left by a spectacle dancer who quickly escaped, she is called Conchita : Elena Barrios, whose boyfriend, Virgilio Texeira, doesn't want him. The three nuns attempt to find out his parents by discovering the origin of a baby's garment, as that it was bought in Galerias Preciados Mall. Along the way they are helped by the best chauffeur they could have, a friendly and likeable taxi man : Jose Isbert. While Isbert driving his car, he has a car crash, having an argument with Antonio Garisa and both of them, along with the three nuns and a couple about to get married finish at the local police station between the cop chief, Jose Calvo.

An agreeable and charming picture with good message and attractive plot in which stands out comradeship, solidarity , goodness, friendship and love among people. There is a nice description of social habits, lower classes and Madrid life in the Fifties . Handsome and awesome main cast formed by the three nuns who stubbornly decide to find the parents' baby : Elvira Quintilla, Maria Dulce and Ana Mariscal who a bit later on, she turned to be a prestigious filmmaker. Exceptional support cast full of notorious Spanish secondaries as Antonio Garisa, Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, Antonio Ozores, Felix Dafauce, Milagros Leal, Jose Calvo, Felix Fernandez, Mercedes Muñoz Sampedro, Lina Canalejas, Irene Caba Alba, Xan Das Bolas and many others. And, of course, the great Jose Isbert who steals the show as a sympathetic cabman married to Irene Caba Alba playing as an unfortunate wife whose very young child passed away .

It contains an evocative cinematography by an important cameraman with a long career, Cecilio Paniagua, though being really necessary a perfect remastering. Being shot in Madrid and Ballesteros studios. As well as atmospheric and adequate musical score by Isidro Maiztegui, including songs sung by Lina Canalejas. The motion picture was well directed by Jose Maria Forque. This filmmaker Forque being father actress Veronica Forque and director Alvaro Forque. Forque was a good professional who made a lot of films of all kinds of genres. As he directed mostly comedies as Maribel y la estraña familia, La becerrada, Atraco a las tres, El monumento, El triangulito, Un millon en la basura, Vacaciones para Ivette, Dame un poco de amor, Tengo diecisiete años, Casi un caballero, La cera Virgen, Las viudas, Las que tienen que servir, Que verde era mi duque . He made thrillers as O91 policia al habla, Un hecho violento, El ojo del huracan, Tarot, No es nada mama es solo un juego, Usted puede ser un asesino, Accidente 703, La muerte viaja en baul. And dramas as La legion del silencio, Embajadores en el infierno, Amanecer en la puerta oscura, De espaldas a la puerta, La muerte viaja demasiado, Romanza Final, El segundo poder, La noche y el alba, among others. And he directed two successful TV series : Miguel Servet and Ramon y Cajal. Rating 6.5/10

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20 September 1955 (Spain) See more »

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Um Dia Perdido See more »

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Madrid, Spain

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Estela Films See more »
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