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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Feliciano Rueda ...
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Ricardo Carti ...
Doctor
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Nena Betancourt ...
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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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14 May 1932 (USA)  »

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Star Lupita Tovar stated in a 2008 interview on NPR that she was 20 at the time this film was produced and had no idea what the film was going to be about, having only been told the title of the film. Therefore, believing the movie was about a saint, she readily agreed. See more »

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The first mexican sound movie, and it's about a prostitute

In Fact it isn't the first one, there have been at least 6 before this one, but is intended to be because this movie has a great history in it. The novel was the first best seller of Mexico, and also this movie was an American Super Production (in that time). It also is the mother of a legend of Mexican dramas, and the fichera's movies. Considered as a jewel, Santa makes you understand why Mexican cinematographers made a whole genre of it, the kind of teatrical drama, whores as incredible "pure woman", and Mexico as a producer of their films. Any comments, u can emailme.


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