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The Extra (1962)

El extra (original title)
| Comedy, Drama, Family | 1962 (USA)
A jack of all trades works in a film studio, in there he meets a young woman who wants to become an actress.


Miguel M. Delgado


Alfredo Varela (story) (as Alfredo Varela Jr.), José María Fernández Unsáin (story) (as J.M. Fernandez Unsain) | 4 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cantinflas ... Rogaciano (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Alma Delia Fuentes ... Rosa Hernández
Carmen Molina ... Actriz, Margarita Gautier
Guillermina Téllez Girón Guillermina Téllez Girón ... Actriz con torta (as Guillermina Tellez Giron)
Magda Donato ... Actriz, Olimpia
Alejandro Ciangherotti Alejandro Ciangherotti ... Director de Escena Azteca
León Barroso León Barroso ... Director de cine (as Leon Barroso)
Luis Manuel Pelayo ... Director escena vaquera
Eric del Castillo ... Actor, Armando Duval (as J.E. Eric del Castillo)
Guillermo Rivas Guillermo Rivas ... Actor, villano escena revolución francesa
Antonio Raxel Antonio Raxel ... Director escena dama de las camelias
Armando Arriola Armando Arriola ... Doctor
Gerardo del Castillo Gerardo del Castillo ... Sr. Menéndez (as Gerardo del Castillo Jr.)
Edmundo Espino Edmundo Espino ... Don Julián
Valentín Trujillo ... Chevo, hermano de Rosa (as Valentin Trujillo Gazcon)


A jack of all trades works in a film studio, in there he meets a young woman who wants to become an actress.

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Comedy | Drama | Family







Release Date:

1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cantinflas Faz-Tudo See more »

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Production Co:

Posa Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)


Color (Eastmancolor)
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Living in a Studio
19 April 2005 | by angeleyez2003See all my reviews

In this film Mario Moreno plays a guy who practically lives on a movie set. He goes from set to set as an extra or observer but basically bothers the directors. In every set he is on he imagines himself as the main actor. He meets a young women who is an orphan along with her two younger brothers and is looking for an acting job. Cantinflas makes it a top priority to get her discovered. The problems he gets into are too funny to explain. The sound and color are pretty good. There are no special features. The movie was pretty funny; seeing cantinflas in Indian and cowboy outfits gives it the ninth star. Its not his best film but its almost there.

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