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FULL SYNOPSIS

Bienvenido Mr. Marshall () is a comedy predicated on the Marshall Plan, which provided American financial aid to deserving European communities. When two Marshall-Plan representatives announce plans to drive through a small Spanish town on the Iberian peninsula, the mayor, in cahoots with a publicity agent, intends to make as good an impression as possible. As a result, all signs of Western culture are hidden, and the town is transformed into a picture-postcard version of Old Iberia. As the townsfolk await the arrival of the Americans, each citizen conjures up visions (mostly inaccurate) of what life might be like in the good old USA. The satirical thrust of Bienvenido Mr. Marshall was misinterpreted as "leftist" by some observers when the film opened at the Cannes Film Festival. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Alberto Romea
as Don Luis
Jose Isbert
as Don Pablo, the mayor
Felix Fernandez
as Don Emiliano, the doctor
Joaquin Roa
as The Town Crier
Rafael Alonso
Angel Alvarez
Jose Riesgo
Fernando Rey
as The narrator
Felix Fernandez
as Don Emiliano, the doctor
Jose Isbert
as Don Pablo, the mayor
Joaquin Roa
as The Town Crier

Crew

Luis García Berlanga
Director
Luis García Berlanga
Screenwriter
Juan Antonio Bardem
Screenwriter
Manuel Berenguer
Cinematographer
Francisco Canet
Art Director
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