The Man Who Wanted to Kill Himself

Man Who Wanted to Kill Himself (Spanish: El hombre que se quiso matar) is a 1942 Spanish comedy film directed by Rafael Gil and starring Antonio Casal and Rosita Yarza. It is based on a short story by Wenceslao Fernández Flórez. It was remade in 1970 by the same director.

El hombre que se quiso matar
Directed byRafael Gil
Written byLuis Lucia
Wenceslao Fernández Flórez (short story and screenplay)
StarringAntonio Casal
Rosita Yarza
Music byJosé Ruiz de Azagra
CinematographyIsidoro Goldberger
Distributed byCIFESA
Release date
16 February 1942
Running time
80 minutes


Federico Solá (Antonio Casal) is a 30 years old provincial architect who, in the same day, loses his job, his girlfriend, his located room and decides to commit suicide.


  • Antonio Casal ... Federico Solá
  • Rosita Yarza ... Irene Argüelles
  • Manuel Arbó ... Sr. Argüelles
  • Xan das Bolas ... Huésped
  • José Prada ... Presidente círculo
  • Camino Garrigó ... Patrona
  • Irene Mas ... Juanita
  • Alejandro Nolla ... Fabricante
  • José Acuaviva ... Periodista
  • Alberto López ... Jorge
  • Ángel Alcaraz ... Bragao
  • Ramón Giner ... Catador (as Ramón J. Giner)
  • Pedro Mascaró ... Dueño del bar
  • Jesús Castro Blanco ... Tendero (as Castro-Blanco)
  • José Palomerá ... Portero fábrica
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