Spanish Affair (1957) Segovia

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The story deals with an American architect discovering the ‘real’ Spain, especially Flamenco.

With a hastily contracted Spanish secretary he drives around the country in an attempt to convince several Spanish businessmen to accept the construction of a modern hotel and to convince would-be tourists that Spanish roads have more livestock than cars. 

First stop is Segovia, where Mister Merrit gives us a lecture on architectural principles while fondling the famous Roman aqueduct…..fondly.

They also stop for a quick look at the Alcázar Castle, which Merrit describes astutely as “better than Walt Disney”, losing most of the professional credit that he’d racked up until that moment.