A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on presenters , hosts , guests , radio listeners , public and the various performers in the medium , dealing with three amusing stories . First story deals with several contestants have to go to a radio station studio : Radio Madrid dressed as Eskimo and with dog , one of them is José Isbert who wishes urgently money , three thousand pesetas , for an invention . The second concerning a thief (Angél de Andrés López) answering a call in the house which he's robbing and subsequently his landlord (José María Lado) to be aware about it . And a third one regarding a school teacher (Alberto Romea) who participates in a radio Quiz show called ¨Doble o nada¨ to get money to cure a kid of his village . The stories are linked by a pair of fatty men (Juán Calvo) doing gym hearing radio , the love story of a presenter (Francisco Rabal) and his girlfriend (Margarita Audrey) and appearance by famous speaker Bobby Deglané and through interviews of actual celebrities at the time . Osé María Lado
Entertaining and engaging film with socilal habits , religious sentiment , fraternity and good feeling . The common denominator in all the stories and in the overarching plot is the presence of the radio - it brought music, news, stories, escape and comfort, made stars of everyday people and was often the glue in families and relationships . A series of vignettes involving radio personalities is intertwined with the lives of various attractive characters . Being three different stories very influenced by ¨Luis Garcia Berlanga's Bienvenido Mister Marshall¨ (1952) as well as the Comedian Italian in episodes from the Fifities created by writer/producer Sergio Amadei . In Historias de la radio(1955) stands out a great main and support cast with plenty of familiar faces of the Fifties , giving all of them nice interpretations .
This sentimental motion picture was competently directed by Jose Luis Saenz De Heredia who went on making a sequel : Historias de la Television (1965) with Concha Velasco , José Luis López Vázquez and Alfredo Landa . Heredia was a controversial figure in Spain because of his strong and unabashed support of dictator Francisco Franco . At the beginning his career he was hired by Luis Buñuel , as executive producer , to direct ¨La Hija De Juan Simon¨ (1935) and ¨Quien Me Quiere a Mi¨ . During the Spanish Civil War , Jose Luis Heredia is detained but freed thanks to Luis Buñuel and Santiago Ontañon . Heredia directed various ¨Propaganda films¨ . It is well known the main title ¨Raza¨ written by General Francisco Franco under pseudonym : ¨Jaime Andrade¨ . As Jose Luis became the official filmmaker of the dictatorship , as he writes ¨Escuadrilla¨ (1941) . Posteriorly ,in the 40s , he directs several successful dramas : ¨El Escandalo¨ (43) based on Pedro Alarcón novel , ¨Mariona Rebull¨(1947) based on Ignacio Agusti book , ¨La Aguas Bajan Negras¨ based on Armanado Palacio Valdes , ¨El Destino Se Disculpa¨ based on Wenceslao Fernández Florez , ¨Don Juan¨ based on Don Juan Tenorio by Zorrilla , ¨Bambu¨ about the Cuba War and ¨¨Mies Es Mucha¨. In addition , a very good drama about Carlistas wars : ¨Diez Fusiles Esperan¨ . Heredia subsequently makes inferior comedies as ¨Grano De Mostaza¨, ¨Derechos De La Mujer¨ and ¨La Decente¨ . And various Manolo Escobar/Concha Velasco vehicles such as ¨Pero En Que País Vivimos¨, ¨Juicio De Faldas¨, Relaciones Casi Publicas ¨and ¨Me Debes Un Muerto¨. And other films for Paco Martínez Soria: ¨Se Armo El Belen¨, ¨Don Erre Que Erre¨. His greatest hits were ¨Historia De La Radio¨(1955) and ¨La Verbena De La Paloma¨ or ¨The fair of the dove¨.