FALCON CALVO ESTRELLAS DE CINE

Issuing Company: Falcon Calvo y Cia. Ltda.
Country of Issue: Argentina
Year of Issue: 1937-1938
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 50 per set
Card Size: 1 3/8" x 2 5/8"
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

Notes: Checklists incomplete. Falcon Calvo released five sets under the name Estrellas De Cine.

The Falcon Calvo sets are a little bit complicated. There were apparently five different sets issued as follows:

Date info: One of the Falcon Calvo sets displays the name of one or more movies for the pictured star. Based on the movies listed and their release dates, we can close in on the date this set was issued. For Jean Harlow, the film Wife vs. Secretary (1936) is listed. For Johnny Weissmuller, a 1938 Tarzan film is listed. Harlow died in 1937. I am placing a date of 1937 on this set, though it could have been issued a bit later. For the Serie C set, a 1938 movie is mentioned, so I am placing a date of 1938 for that set.

There were apparently 50 cards issued in each of these sets, numbered 1-51 with no movie star for number 9. Number 9 was apparently used for some type of contest, though I don't have the details about that.

Special thanks to Juan Jose Ruiz from Argentina for providing numerous scans to help sort out these checklists. Juan is selling a large collection of cigarette cards of many subjects from Argentina and will sell them in groups of various sizes to accomodate any buyers. If you are interested in buying any cigarette cards from Argentina, he can be contacted by email at juanchiomdnew@hotmail.com.


Studio on front, no movies listed on back (two different sets, both listed together here because I don't know of a way to tell them apart)

1. Bing Crosby
1. Virginia Pine
2. James Cagney
2. Gail Patrick
3. George Raft
3.
4. Gary Cooper
4. Bette Davis
5. Sylvia Sidney
5.
6. Kitty Carlisle
6. Mary Astor
7. Joan Blondell
7. Kathleen Burke
8.
8.
9. (Contest card - subject unknown)
9. (Contest card - subject unknown)
10.
10.
11. Fred MacMurray
11.
12. Sybyl Jason
12.
13. Monica Rolland
13. Olivia DeHavilland
14. Richard Barthelmess
14. Big Boy Williams
15. Kay Francis
15.
16. Ken Maynard
16.
17. Ross Alexander
17. Zasu Pitts
18. Will Hay
18.
19. Matheson Lang
19.
20. Joyce Kirby
20.
21.
21.
22. Verree Teasdale
22. Constance Godridge
23. Glennis Lorimer
23.
24. Claude Rain
24. Joe E. Brown
25. Kathryn Sergava
25. Peter Lorre
26. Madeleine Carrol
26.
27. Donald Woods
27. Robert Donat
28. Dorothy Dare
28.
29. Helen Tranholme
29. Yvonne Arnoud
30. Barry Mackay
30. Ann Dvorak
31. Ricardo Cortez
31. Jessie Matthews
32. Pamela Ostrer
32. Pat O'Brien
33. Diana Cotton
33. Phil Regan
34. Leonora Corbett
34.
35. Patricia Ellis
35. Anna May Wong
36. Jack Hulbert
36.
37.
37.
38. Cicely Courtneidge
38.
39. Evelyn Laye
39.
40. George Arliss
40. Phillip Reed
41. Marion Davies
41.
42.
42.
43. Leslie Banks
43.
44. Anita Louise
44.
45. Veronica Rose
45. Margaret Lindsay
46. Tom Walls
46. Dorothy Tree
47. Nora Pilbeam
47. Leslie Howard
48. Yvonne Printemps
48.
49. Ruth Donnelly
49.
50. Frank McHugh
50. Bob Steele
51. Glena Farrell
51. Ida Lupino

No studio on front, movies listed on back in frame at bottom (serif font on front)

1. June Knight en "Melodia de Broadway 1936"
2. Stiffi Duna en "El Cuarto No 309"
3. Billie Burke en "Entre El Amor Y La Muerte"
4. June Knight en "Melodia de Broadway 1936"
5.
6. Isabelle Jewell en "Entre El Amor Y La Muerte"
7. Maureen O'Sullivan en "Locura de Broadway"
8. Elizabeth Allan en "Historia de dos Ciudades"
9. (Contest card - subject unknown)
10. Virginia Bruce en "Lobos de Broadway"
11.
12.
13. Louise Fazenda en "El Crimen Del Castillo"
14.
15. Helen Hayes en "El Amor De Vanessa"
16.
17.
18.
19. Rosalind Russell en "Mares de la China"
20. Betty Furness en "No Se Agite"
21. Jeanette MacDonald en "Oh...Marieta!"
22. Norma Shearer en "Maria Antonieta"
23.
24.
25. Evelyn Venable en "Corazones Extraviados"
26.
27.
28. Cecilia Parker en "Oh...Marieta!"
29.
30. Wallace Beery en "Motin en el Bounty"
31. Lionel Barrymore en "La Marca Del Vampiro"
32.
33. Paul Lukas en "El Crimen del "Casino"
34. Stan Laurel en "Laurel Y Hardy de la India"
35. Oliver Hardy en "Laurel Y Hardy de la India"
36. Nat Pendelton en "Un Pobre Diablo"
37.
38.
39. William Powell en "En Busca del Amor"
40. Robert Taylor en "Lobos De Broadway"
41. Robert Young en "Corazones Extraviados"
42. Franchot Tone en "No Mas Mujeres"
43.
44.
45. Herbert Marshall en "La Llama Oculta"
46. Chester Morris en "Entre El Amor Y La Muerte"
47.
48.
49. Freddie Bartholomew en "Ana Karenina"
50. Johnny Weissmuller en "El Hijo de Tarzan"
51.

No studio on front, movies listed on back in frame on bottom (sans serif font on front)

1. Myrna Loy en "Esposa vs. Secretaria" Y "El Gran Ziegfeld"
2. Luise Rainer en "El Gran Ziegfeld"
3. Elizabeth Allan en "Historia de dos Ciudades"
4.
5. Rosalind Russell en "Una Cita Peligrosa"
6. Maureen O'Sullivan en "Ana Karenina" Y "La Fuga de Tarzan"
7. Virginia Bruce en "El Gran Ziegfeld"
8. Una Merkel en "Melodia de Broadway 1936"
9. (Contest card - subject unknown)
10.
11. Cecilia Parker en "Ayer Como Hoy"
12. Jean Harlow en "Flor de Arrabal" Y "Esposa vs. Secretaria"
13. Norma Shearer en "Romeo Y Juliette" Y "Marie Antonietta"
14. Joan Crawford en "Yo Vivo Mi Vida" Y "Elegancia"
15. Jeanette MacDonald en "Rose Marie" Y "San Francisco"
16. Lotus Long en "El Ultimo de los Pagans"
17. Ann Loring en "Robin Hood Del Dorado"
18. Irene Harvey
19. Margo en "Robin Hood Del Dorado"
20. Frances Langford en "Melodia de Broadway 1936"
21. Kitty Carlisle en "Una Nocee en la Opeza"
22. Edna May Oliver en "Historia de Dos Ciudades"
23. Joseph Calleia en "El Evadido"
24. Nelson Eddy en "Rose Marie" Y "Primavera"
25. Jackie Cooper en "Sangre de Circo" Y "El Evadido"
26. Stan Laurel y Oliver Hardy en "Dos Fusileros Sin Bala" y "Bohemia"
27.
28. Clifton webb en "Elegancia"
29.
30. William Powell en "Una Cita Peligrosa" Y "El Gran Ziegfeld"
31.
32. Clark Gable en "Motin Abordo" Y "San Francisco"
33.
34. Freddie Bartholomew en "Ana Karenina"
35. Eric Linden en "Ayer Como Hoy"
36. Jack Benny en "Melodia de Broadway 1936"
37.
38. Charles Laughton en "Motin a Bordo"
39. Frank Morgan en "Yo Vivo Mi Vida" 40. Harvey Stephens en "El Evadido"
41. Robert Taylor en "Melodia de Broadway 1936"
42.
43. Harry Stockwell en "Melodia de Broadway 1936"
44. Robert Montgomery en "Muchacha de Pueblo"
45.
46.
47.
48. Chester Morris en "Tres Fantasmas Vivos"
49. Madge Evans en "Rey de Hampa"
50. Eleanor Powell en "Melodia de Broadway 1936"
51. Greta Garbo en "Ana Karenina" Y "Camila"

SERIE C

1. Norma Shearer en "Orgullo y Prejudicio"
2. Clark Gable en "Parnell"
3. Greta Garbo en "Mariea Welewska"
4. Eleanor Powell en "La Melodia de Broadway 1938"
5. Charles Boyer en "Maria Walewska"
6. Los Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico shown)
7. Lynne Carver en "Primavera"
8.
9. (Contest card - subject unknown)
10. Melvyn Douglas en "Capitanes Intrepidos"
11. Myrna Loy en "Parnell"
12.
13. Gloria Swanson en "Mazie Kenyon"
14. Franchot Tone en "Y Ellos Le Dieron Un Arma..."
15. Robert Taylor en "Kim"
16. Spencer Tracy en "Capitanes Intrepidos"
17. Rosalind Russell en "Al Caer de la Noche"
18. Luise Rainer en "Los Candelabros Del Emperador"
19.
20.
21. Cecilia Parker en "El Viejo Bonrachin"
22. Reginald Owen en "Jugando a la Misma Carta"
23.
24. Jeanette MacDonald en "Primavera"
25. Paul Muni en "La Buena Tierra"
26. Stan Laurel y Oliver Hardy en "Alla en el Lejano Oeste"
27. Edmund Lowe en "El Viaje Misterioso"
28. Elissa Landi en "La Silla No. 13"
29. Jean Harlow en "Jugando a la Misma Carta"
30. Nelson Eddy en "Primavera"
31. Guy Kibbee en "A Mama le Gusta el Arte"
32.
33.
34. Freddie Bartholomew en "Capitanes Intrepidos"
35. John Barrymore en "Primavera"
36.
37. Gladys George en "Y Ellos Le Dieron Un Arma..."
38.
39. Joseph Calleia en "El Hombre Del Pueblo"
40.
41.
42.
43. Robert Young en "You'll be Married by Noon"
44. Madge Evans en "La Silla No. 13"
45.
46. Patsy Kelly en "Elija Una Estrella"
47. Elizabeth Allan en "Margarita Gautier"
48. Bruce Cabot en "Entre Las Redes Del Crimen"
49. Betty Furness
50. James Stewart en "Nacida Para Baillar"
51. Florence Rice en "El Hombre Del Pueblo"


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