Music directorManuel Esperon GenresComedy, Western LanguageSpanish
WriterJose Maria Fernandez Unsain, Eulalio Gonzalez, Alfredo Varela, Jr. Release dateOctober 20, 1960 (1960-10-20) (Mexico) CastEulalio González, Luis Aguilar, Flor Silvestre, Marina Camacho, José Chávez Similar moviesRelated Miguel M Delgado movies
De tal palo tal astilla (English translation: A Chip Off the Old Block) is a 1960 Mexican western comedy film directed by Miguel M. Delgado, produced by Jesús Galindo, and released by Filmadora Chapultepec. It stars Luis Aguilar, Eulalio González, Flor Silvestre, and Marina Camacho in the main roles.
The film's story was written by José María Fernández Unsáin, based on an original idea from Eulalio González, one of the film's actors. Alfredo Varela, Jr. and Miguel M. Delgado wrote the adapted and technical screenplays, respectively.
Luis Aguilar as Miguel Marmolejo
Eulalio González as Gumaro Malacara (as Lalo Gonzalez 'Piporro')
Flor Silvestre as Elena
Marina Camacho as Rosa
León Barroso as Sóstenes Morales
José Jasso as Cantinero
Roberto Meyer as Juez de Registro Civil
Armando Gutiérrez as Notario
José Chávez as Chalío (credited as Jose T. Chavez)
Carlos Guarneros as Mensajero de Chalío
Lupe Carriles as Doña Eulalia
Principal photography began on June 1, 1959, in Estudios Churubusco.
De tal palo tal astilla premiered at the Orfeón theater in Mexico City on October 20, 1960 during one week.