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|Written by||Antonio Larreta|
|Directed by||Antonio Drove
Joaquín Romero Marchenet
Curro Jiménez was a successful Spanish TV series that aired on TVE1 from 22 December 1976 to 1979. Its main theme was Andalusian "bandolerismo" (bandit lifestyle) in the 19th century, located in the Ronda mountains. The main characters were four bandits, Curro Jiménez (the romantic prototype of the Andalusian "bandolero", El Algarrobo ("the Vetch"), El Gitano ("the Gipsy") and El Estudiante ("the Student").
The plot changed in every episode, but common themes involved a romantic bandit, just and good-natured, the guerrilla against the French troops during the Spanish War of Independence, love stories, battles against injustice, in addition to comedic episodes.
- Sancho Gracia as Curro Jiménez
- Álvaro de Luna as El Algarrobo
- Eduardo García as El Gitano
- José Sancho as El Estudiante
The name Curro Jiménez is taken from the nickname of a real bandit also known as "el barquero de Cantillana" or "Andrés el Barquero", though his real name was Francisco López Jiménez.