[My Little Swedish Love]

(Estudios América-Prods. Leo, 1972) Dir: José Díaz Morales; Adapt/Dialog: Lic. Fco. Cabazos [sic]; Orig Novel: Arne Nielsen (Aide Voleur Omet); Photo: Javier Cruz; Prod Chief: Antonio H. Rodríguez; Film Ed: Raúl Casso; Camera Op: Alberto Arellanos; Makeup: Ma. Eugenia Luna; Sound Eng: Consuelo J. de Rendón; Re-rec: Ricardo Saldivar; Union: STIC

CAST: Julio Alemán (MARCELO), Christa Linder (LAURA), Lorena Velázquez (LINDA), Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo (FRIEND), Eduardo MacGregor (LAWYER), Consuelo Monteagudo (FRIEND'S WIFE), Héctor Andremar (DR. ROSAS), Robert Guzmán (FRIEND'S SON "POCHOCHO"), Aurora Alonso, Jorge Fegan (DOCTOR SUAREZ), José Luis Carol, Gustavo del Castillo, Ernestina Garfías (OPERA SINGER), Guillermo Herrera (AIRLINE CLERK), Victorio Blanco (OPERA SPECTATOR), U.S. AFRO-AMERICAN MEN: David Campbell, Fernando Thompson, Randolph Sealey; María Antonieta Olvera, Cristina Llamas

NOTES: Though she possesses an extremely attractive body and blonde hair, Linder's most striking feature is her huge, blue eyes, which give her an air of innocence. In Mi Amorcito De Suecia, she is a sex object from the very first, constantly exposed to the viewer's gaze in revealing outfits (in one risqué scene, Julio Alemán has to extract cactus needles from Linder's panty-clad derriere, a closeup sequence that is pruriently prolonged by director José Díaz Morales). The version of this film entitled Mi vieja la Machetes (roughly, "My Wife the Battleaxe") has several Linder nude sequences, including an extended sequence when she is trapped in a shower stall. The interesting thing about the two versions is that both have the same credits animation, etc., indicating they were made at the same time, but apparently for two different markets. Julio Alemán and
 Christa Linder.

Julio Alemán is married to the overbearing Lorena Velázquez. Linder is Velázquez's relative, who has been living in Sweden since the death of her parents. Velázquez and Linder were joint heirs to a fortune (although Linder does not know this), but Velázquez has squandered her share. She throws Alemán and Linder together as part of a complex plot to keep the rest of the loot. Alemán, for his part, falls in love with Linder and tries to murder Velázquez, but his plans always backfire. However, Velázquez drops dead of a heart attack, and Alemán is able to marry his Swedish love. But very little time has passed before Alemán and Linder are in the same rut that Alemán and Velázquez had been in.

Aside from the luscious Linder, this sex comedy has little to recommend it, although it is not offensively bad. However, Alemán is annoying rather than sympathetic, leading one to think that perhaps he and the bitchy Velázquez deserved each other.

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Posted 31 May 99 by dw45@umail.umd.edu