Still filling in the gaps in my BuÃ±uel viewing. A big year, with four of his movies released, and this was… certainly one of them. A couple of streetcar guys rescue a malfunctioning car but find out it’s still destined to be scrapped, so they get wasted and take it out on the town one last time, picking up passengers along the route.
Lupita, her brother Tarrajas, and Curls:
Everyone hashes out their societal problems on the bus – there’s a drunken lecture about how inflation causes poverty, and choice quotes like “too much of anything is detrimental – even efficiency.” It’s a madcap stolen-train adventure as an excuse for social commentary.
Fernando Soto (Curls) appeared in Gran Hotel (not Gran Casino), Carlos Navarro in Irving Rapper’s The Brave One, Lilia Prado in BuÃ±uel’s Wuthering Heights. The retired company man who turns them in even though they saved his life (but the company doesn’t care) is AgustÃn Isunza, whose final film was Alucarda.