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Calle Mayor (The Lovemaker) (1956) Juan Antonio Bardem; Betsy Blair
Calle Mayor (The Lovemaker) (1956) Juan Antonio Bardem; Betsy Blair


 
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In Spanish with English subtitles.

The Franco-Spanish Calle Mayor (aka Main Street; also The Lovemaker) is an excellent showcase for the underrated and brilliant American actress Betsy Blair. In a reprise of her characterization in Marty, Blair plays Isabelle, a repressed, unmarried 35-year-old. As a cruel joke, a group of middle-aged men persuade a handsome but thick-headed hunk named Juan (Jose Suarez) to romance the reclusive Isabelle. When it becomes clear that she is hopelessly in love with him, the pangs of conscience begin exercising their prerogative on Juan. He is able to extricate himself from this awkward emotional entanglement, but the price that he and Isabelle are forced to pay is precious indeed.

The film won the FRIPESCI Award at Venice Film Festival, and was an international success.

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5 of 5 Calle Mayor - Rosenbaum 1,001 April 19, 2017
Reviewer: Thomas DeRoberto from Paramus, NJ United States  
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4 of 5 Excellent performance from Blair December 13, 2014
Reviewer: F. Hounder Clay from Reynoldsburg, OH United States  
Great film from the director of 'Death of a Cyclist'. This is very similar to Besty Blair's earlier American film 'Marty', though this doesn't quite have the wit of Paddy Chayefsky. Still, a very good movie.

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