The Rocket from Calabuch

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Spanish film poster
Directed by Luis García Berlanga
Written by Leonardo Martín
Florentino Soria
Luis García Berlanga
Ennio Flaiano
Starring Edmund Gwenn
Valentina Cortese
Franco Fabrizi
José Isbert
Manuel Alexandre
Music by Guido Guerrini
Cinematography Francisco Sempere
Edited by Pepita Orduña
Release date
  • 1 October 1956 (1956-10-01)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

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. [1]

Production background[edit]

This Spanish-Italian co-production was filmed in Peniscola, Castellón (province), 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.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Cartel, ficha y sinopsis en Aula Matemá