Berlanga's first outing, one of seven, with screenwriter Rafael Azcona results in a frantic, gag-riddled romp where an ostentatious charity campaign suggests, “Sit a Poor Person at Your Table.” In the midst of the merriment is Plácido González, played by Casto Sendra “Cassen,” a deliveryman whose three-wheeled van has loan payments due. Plácido tries at every turn to find the pesetas to make his payment, but charity extends only to those with more demonstrable need. Berlanga harangues the well-heeled whose generosity yields little more than their own elevation. Filled with hilarious barbs, impious prattle, and high society comeuppance, you'll revel in a surplus of black humor. 

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