Apenas un Delincuente (1949) AKA Hardly a Criminal


A bank employee utilizes a legal loophole to conduct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement following a six-year prison sentence.

Director: Hugo Fregonese. AKA Hardly a Criminal.
Writers: Raimundo Calcagno (writer), Israel Chas de Cruz (writer), Tulio Demicheli (writer), Hugo Fregonese (writer), José Ramón Luna (as J. Ramon Luna).
Stars: Jorge Salcedo, Sebastián Chiola, Tito Alonso, Linda Lorena, Tito Grassi.

1949 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.


Note: Found this pretty good copy on the Youtube channel “Argentine Cinema with English Subtitles” subtitles were heavily re-worked by me, fixing some formatting mistakes, lines that were too long, etc. I highly recommend you guys to check out this YT channel, you can find plenty more Argentine gems and most of them have English subtitles, whoever is behind this channel is doing God’s work really to be subbing so many rare films from scratch, simply amazing, make sure to check it out.

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  1. Tony C
    December 24, 2020

    Thanks Jon and I will check out those Argentinian films!

  2. Michael
    December 26, 2020

    thanks Jon,

  3. Wolfgang Jahn
    July 10, 2022

    It starts out pretty good, but gets formulaic after the first half hour = once our “hero” is in prison. Not bad, but mainly for completist viewers = fans wanting to see each and every noir. 6/10 in my opinion.

  4. David A. Boxwell
    December 27, 2023

    Freely re-made and expanded to 3 hours in 2023, as “Los Delicuentes.” Fregonese did it better.

    Bonus: Mrs. Hugo Fregonese, well known to all lovers of film noir, makes a cameo appearance!

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