Curro Jiménez

Una película de VVAA

Writers: Antonio Larreta, Guido Castillo, Álvaro Castillo, J. Romero Hernández, José de Uña Zugasti, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, Fernando Merino
Music: Juan José García Caffi, Waldo de los Ríos
Cast: Sancho Gracia, José Sancho, Álvaro de Luna, Francisco Algora, Eduardo García, Francisco Nieto, Rafael Albaicín, Cristino Almodóvar, Eusebio Poncela, Silvia Tortosa, Luis Ciges, Lola Lemos, Eduardo Calvo, Claudia Gravy, Manuel Alexandre, José Manuel Martín, Lorenzo Robledo, Manolo Cal, Isabel Pantoja, Carlos Otero, Emma Cohen, Fiorella Faltoyano, Vicente Parra, Mercedes Sampietro, Cristina Galbó, Teresa Rabal, José Nieto, Enrique San Francisco, Florinda Chico, Alfredo Mayo
Production: RTVE

Set in the South of Spain in the 19th Century, this successful TV series featured the endless adventures of Curro Jiménez (prototype of the Andalusian “bandolero”), a kind of Spanish Robin Hood, and his gang, the two main members of which were El Estudiante and El Algarrobo. The plot changed in every episode, having in common the theme of the legendary bandit, fair, brave and good-natured, who leads the guerrilla against the French troops during the Spanish War of Independence; there are love stories, fight against injustice and even some comedic episodes.

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Anécdotas del rodaje

In the Christmas 1977 the whole film crew of the series ‘Curro Jiménez’ who were shooting the show in Cazorla (Jaén) won the Lottery, except for a young Benito Rabal, who didn’t want to buy a ticket. When they suggested him to buy Lottery tickets for the Lotería del Niño, he declined and the whole crew won again.

At the end of December 1977 it snowed so hard in the village of Cazorla (Jaén) that the crew who was shooting the series ‘Curro Jiménez’ remained completely isolated.

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