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Gracinda, a young laundry washer, lives with her godfather, "Uncle" Jacinto, and together they run a family business, doing the laundry for residents of Lisbon in their small village in the outskirts of that city (Canecas). Unfortunately, the business is not going very well, but that changes when Gracinda decides to go to the city to try to convince Chico, "Uncle" Jacinto's son, with whom she is in love, to return to the village and give new life to the business. The village is preparing for the annual festivities and a dispute erupts between "Uncle" Jacinto and his business rival , the widow Quiteria, when each of them invites different bands to play at the same time during the party and dances

  1. Chianca de Garcia

    Director, Writer

  2. José Gomes Ferreira


  3. Ramada Curto


Top Billed Cast

  1. Beatriz Costa

    Beatriz Costa


  2. José Amaro

    José Amaro


  3. Manuel Santos Carvalho

    Manuel Santos Carvalho

    Tio Jacinto

  4. Óscar de Lemos

    Óscar de Lemos


  5. Elvira Velez

    Elvira Velez

    Viúva Quitéria

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Aldeia da Roupa Branca
Aldeia da Roupa Branca


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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 2, 1939


    Passed for viewers aged 6 and older.

Original Language Portuguese

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget -

Revenue -



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