El ministro y yo (1976)

07/01/1976 (US) ComedyDrama 1h 49m
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Mateo Melgarejo is a notary public and scribe for the illiterate people of Santo Domingo, a neighborhood north of Mexico City's Zócalo. A squatter friend asks for his help in negotiating with the land census bureau to regularize a land title. After a great deal of frustration with the government bureaucracy, he writes a letter to the cabinet minister, earning an audience with him. The minister hires Melgarejo to reform the bureau, and the appointee proceeds to lecture the officials on their duties in a democratic society. At the end, he gives up the post, returning to Santo Domingo to help its poor residents.

  1. Miguel M. Delgado


  2. Tito Davison


  3. Cantinflas


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  1. Cantinflas


    Mateo Melgarejo 'Mateíto'

  2. Chela Castro


  3. Lucía Méndez

    Lucía Méndez


  4. Ángel Garasa

    Ángel Garasa

    Avelino Romero 'Romeritos'

  5. Manolita Saval


  6. Delia Peña Orta


  7. Alonso Castaño

    Don Nachito

  8. Miguel Manzano

    Miguel Manzano

    Don Antonio, señor ministro

  9. Daniel Herrera

    Daniel Herrera

    Huésped de Yucatán

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El ministro y yo
El ministro y yo

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Original Language Spanish; Castilian

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