Red Fishies

My personal festival of the best Spanish movies continued today with LOS PECES ROJOS (“Red Fishies”), a 1955 film by director Jose Antonio Nieves Conde.

This is a good movie that turned out to be a really bad choice for me at this point in time. The movie’s protagonist Hugo invented a son in order to get his rich aunt to give him money to raise this non-existent boy. For 19 years he maintained the fiction of having a son. The imaginary son had his own room, his own clothes, books and belongings that changed as he aged. The father impersonated the son when needed but then discovered that the 19-year-old Carlos was getting out of his control to the point where the son almost stole the affections of the father’s fiancĂ©e.

The only jarring aspect of this movie is the obnoxious 1950s tradition of sticking a few annoying musical numbers into the story.

3 thoughts on “Red Fishies

  1. Do you watch only Spanish movies now? If not, there is a famous “Fiddler On The Roof” (full movie on YouTube), based on a play by Joseph Stein, who based his play on Sholom Aleichem’s stories. If you want to check, watch from 55 min to1 hour 03 min of the video.


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