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Honeymoon (1959)

Luna de miel (original title)
Australian famer Kit Kelly and his new bride Anna are driving through Europe when they help a stranded motorist. They discover he is Antonio, a famous dancer. Upon learning that Anna was a ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Powell

Writers:

Michael Powell (screenplay), Luis Escobar (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anthony Steel ... Kit Kelly
Ludmilla Tchérina ... Anna
Antonio ... Antonio / Carmelo
Léonide Massine ... The Spectre in 'El Amor Brujo' (as Leonide Massine)
Rosita Segovia Rosita Segovia ... Rosita / Candelas
Carmen Rojas Carmen Rojas ... Amalia / Lucía
José Nieto ... Juan Carmona (as Pepe Nieto)
Pastora Ruiz Pastora Ruiz ... A Sorceress (ballet: El Amor Brujo)
Juan Carmona Juan Carmona ... Pepe Nieto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
María Clara Alcalá María Clara Alcalá ... Candelas [voice] (singing voice)
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Storyline

Australian famer Kit Kelly and his new bride Anna are driving through Europe when they help a stranded motorist. They discover he is Antonio, a famous dancer. Upon learning that Anna was a ballerina before she married, Antonio attempts to persuade her to join his company. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | Music

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Details

Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 February 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Honeymoon See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Charles Doble restoration)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mikis Theodorakis's theme song was covered by The Beatles in 1963 as part of their "Pop Go The Beatles" series for BBC Radio, with Paul McCartney on vocals. See more »

Crazy Credits

[end title cards] Adios España! Mucho Gusto! See more »

Alternate Versions

105 minute restoration by Charles Doble. Fully restored all dance sequences. See more »

Connections

Version of Los amantes de Teruel (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballet 'The Lovers of Teruel'
Composed by Mikis Theodorakis
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Powell's (arguably) worst film is a spirited, but plotless mish-mash of travelogue, tourist-style flamenco, and mini-ballet, which features luscious locations, demented dancing by Antonio and Anthony Steel e
18 February 2000 | by BOUFSee all my reviews

If you applaud Michael Powell's tendency towards kitsch, you'll love this over- the-top, Technicolor travelogue, in which grinning Anthony Steel consistently chooses Pepsi over wine, Antonio dementedly dances down real dust-caked country roads, and in very unreal gypsy caves, and nobody really believes in the plot, except as an excuse for another ravishingly photographed Spanish location, or a garishly produced mini-ballet. Antonio's acting is of the flouncing artiste school - but it's in perfect keeping with this whole joyful, zesty farrago of colour and movement, which should be seen in its original Technirama format.


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