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The Grey Automobile (1919)

El automóvil gris (original title)
A gang terrorizes Mexico City's high society on 1915. Murder, kidnaping and robbery are their trademarks. One police inspector (Cabrera) follows the gang crimes and eventually send them to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Joaquín Coss ...
Juan de Homs ...
Manuel de los Ríos ...
Ángel García Chao
María Tereza Montoya ...
Dora Vila ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentín Asperó ...
Luis Hernández
Juan Manuel Cabrera ...
Inspector
Enrique Cantalaúba ...
Rubio Navarrete
Russo Conde ...
El Plegado
Ángel Esquivel ...
Francisco Oviedo
Francisco Ferriz
María Mercedes Ferriz ...
Carmen
Miguel Ángel Ferriz ...
Rafael Mercadante
Ernesto Finance ...
Bernardo Quintero
Antonio Galé ...
Millionaire Mancera
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A gang terrorizes Mexico City's high society on 1915. Murder, kidnaping and robbery are their trademarks. One police inspector (Cabrera) follows the gang crimes and eventually send them to the jail. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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11 December 1919 (Mexico)  »

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Mexican silent serial.
7 November 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Celebrated Mexican serial continued circulating into the sound period.

The use of real events separates the film from other contemporary serial movies. Like the French anarchist Bonnot gang, the criminals here pioneer the use of a motor vehicle in the robberies and kidnappings they commit wearing military uniforms. The film follows the exploits of individual gang members and characters, like a victim who joins law enforcement to pursue them, or real life Police Chief Juan Manuel Cabrera appearing and working on the script.

Undercharacterized and short on action or dramatic highlights at a reconstructed fuzzy pink four hours, it remains an intriguing artifact when you consider it's enduring popularity on it's home turf.


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