Story of a Poor Young Man (1942 film)

Story of a Poor Young Man (Spanish:La novela de un joven pobre) is a 1942 Argentine historical drama film directed by Luis Bayón Herrera and starring Hugo del Carril, Santiago Gómez Cou and Nélida Bilbao. It is based on the 1858 French novel of the same title by Octave Feuillet, which was later adapted again in 1968.[1] The film's sets were designed by Juan Manuel Concado. It was released during what is considered to be the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema.

Story of a Poor Young Man
Directed byLuis Bayón Herrera
Written by Octave Feuillet (novel)
Pedro E. Pico
StarringHugo del Carril
Santiago Gómez Cou
Nélida Bilbao
Alberto Terrones
Music byAlejandro Gutiérrez del Barrio
CinematographyRoque Funes
Edited by José Cardella
Establecimientos Filmadores Argentinos
Release date
13 April 1942
Running time
98 minutes


In the 1850s a young man returns to his family home in Buenos Aires to discover that his father is financially ruined.



  1. Goble p.155


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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