Curro Jiménez was a successful Spanish television historical drama series that was first broadcast on La Primera Cadena of Televisión Española from December 22, 1976 to March 25, 1978.

Curro Jiménez
Written byAntonio Larreta
Directed byAntonio Drove
Mario Camus
Joaquín Romero Marchenet
StarringSancho Gracia
Álvaro de Luna
Eduardo García
José Sancho
Theme music composerWaldo de los Ríos
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes40
Production companyTelevisión Española
Original release

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 Carob tree"), El Gitano ("the Gipsy") and El Estudiante ("the Student").

The series consisted of 40 episodes, in three seasons, and a movie. It was followed by a 12 episodes sequel aired in 1995 on Antena 3.

Plot edit

The plot changed in every episode, but common themes involved a romantic bandit, righteous 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.

Cast edit

Sancho Gracia played Curro Jiménez, Álvaro de Luna played El Algarrobo, José Sancho played El Estudiante and Francisco Algora played El Fraile.[1][2] The character of El Fraile was replaced after the first season by El Gitano, played Eduardo García.

Curro Jiménez in real life edit

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.

He was born in Cantillana (Seville) in 1819 and was shot dead by the Guardia Civil on November 1849, after being given away by one of his comrades.

References edit

  1. ^ "La banda de Curro Jiménez". Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Actores de la serie Curro Jiménez". El Economista (in Spanish). Editorial Ecoprensa, S.A. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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