Calabuch (1956) AKA The Rocket from Calabuch


Professor Jorge Serra Hamilton, an American scientist specialist in the atomic bomb, flees from their transcendental duties, in order to take shelter incognito and for a time in the idyllic Spanish village of Calabuch, a small village on the Mediterranean shores. Oblivious to the relevance of their occasional guest, local residents spend their time engaged in their modest daily chores. The affable professor Hamilton not only integrates perfectly into the small town of Calabuch, forging a deep friendship with its neighbors, but there he will find happiness he craved for. 

Director: Luis García Berlanga. AKA The Rocket from Calabuch
Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Valentina Cortese, Franco Fabrizi, Juan Calvo, Félix Fernández, Nicolás D. Perchicot, Mario Berriatúa, Francisco Bernal, María Vico, Isa Ferreiro, Manuel Guitián, Casimiro Hurtado, Pedro Beltrán, Manuel Alexandre, Manolo García, José Isbert, José Luis Ozores.

1956 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.


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  1. Jon W.
    August 11, 2019

    RIP Valentina Cortese (January 1, 1923 – July 10, 2019).

  2. Michael
    March 11, 2020

    excellent film, rest in peace Valentina Cortese

  3. barry fantoni
    April 6, 2020

    Movies do not come any better. The jokes are terrific.

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