Hardly a Criminal

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Argentina | 1949 | 88 Minutes | Hugo Fregonese

February 15, 2014

A bank employee (Jorge Salcedo) uses a loophole in Argentine law to concoct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement after serving six years in prison.

A vivid cross between Naked City and Brute Force, and an evocative look at mid-20th century Buenos Aires.

  • Original Language Title: Apenas un Delincuente
  • Director: Hugo Fregonese
  • Principal Cast: Jorge Salcedo, Sebastián Chiola, Tito Alonso
  • Country: Argentina
  • Year: 1949
  • Running Time: 88 Minutes
  • Producer: José Gutiérrez
  • Screenplay: Raimundo Calcagno, Israel Chas de Cruz, Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, José Ramón Luna
  • Cinematographers: Roque Giaccovino
  • Editors: Tulio Demicheli, Jorge Gárate
  • Music: Julián Bautista
  • Filmography: Man in the Attic (1953), Shatterhand (1964), Savage Pampas (1966)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Format: 35 mm