The Rocket from Calabuch (1956)
|Director||Luis García Berlanga|
|Writer||Luis García Berlanga|
|Awards||6 wins & 1 nomination.|
|Company||Águila Films, Films Costellazione|
The Rocket from Calabuch
Calabuch (US title: The Rocket From Calabuch) is a 1956 comedy film directed by Luis García Berlanga.
Calabuch is a little village in the coast of Spain. There arrives Dr. George Hamilton (Edmund Gwenn), a scientist expert in rockets who is tired of his job.
Hamilton decides to help people of Calabuch in a fireworks competition. He wins and his photo appears in the local newspaper and then NASA and the army find him.
This Spanish-Italian co-production was filmed in Peniscola, Castellón, and features an international cast led by British-American actor Edmund Gwenn in his last film role, and Italians Valentina Cortese and Franco Fabrizi. Berlanga won the OCIC Award at the Venice Film Festival.
- Calabuch at IMDb