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Santa (1932)

 -  Drama  -  14 May 1932 (USA)
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Santa (Tovar) is a beautiful and very humble young girl living in Chimalistac, a small and quiet spot south of the 1930's Mexico City. After Santa is cheated by arrogant soldier Marcelino (... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lupita Tovar ...
Carlos Orellana ...
Juan José Martínez Casado ...
Donald Reed ...
Antonio R. Frausto ...
Mimí Derba ...
Rosita Arriaga ...
Santa's Mother
Joaquín Busquets ...
Feliciano Rueda ...
Drunk at brothel
Jorge Peón ...
Alberto Martí ...
Jarameño's friend
Ricardo Carti ...
Doctor
Sofía Álvarez ...
Prostitute 1
Rosa Castro ...
Prostitute 2
Nena Betancourt ...
Singer
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Santa (Tovar) is a beautiful and very humble young girl living in Chimalistac, a small and quiet spot south of the 1930's Mexico City. After Santa is cheated by arrogant soldier Marcelino (Reed), she's rejected by her family and friends and expelled of Chimalistac. Santa finds shelter in a whorehouse and becomes a cinic and bitter woman, mistreated by bullfighter "Jarameno" (Martinez Casado) and silently loved by blind pianist Hipolito (Orellana). Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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The best version of Santa
11 October 2010 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Gamboa's Santa is one of the most filmed stories in Mexican cinema. This is one of the first versions, maybe the most famous because it is consider to be the first non-silent Mexican movie. Besides a couple of technical mistakes, in edition and illumination, the script of this version is strong in material according to the 1930's. Lupita Tovar creates a great character of a prostitute, well developed and always proud nevertheless how hard is she hit by her condition of vulnerability. This character is enough to support the whole movie, and according to the novel, men are just companions in the raise and fall of Santa as the best prostitute.


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