Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Go! Girl! Go! — Once

The 1957 film El Bolero de Raquel stars the comedian Cantinflas — Mexico’s Chaplin. The title is a sly reference to Ravel’s Bolero. Here, the sultry Elaine Bruce, playing Raquel, dances to that piece of music in a nightclub act, only to have Cantinflas wander onto the stage and sabotage her performance. He has the hots for her, but she plays hard to get. He’s kind-hearted and takes care of an orphan, but he’s also a roustabout who can’t hold down any job for long.

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