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Prisoner 13 (1933)
"El prisionero 13" (original title)

 |  Drama, War  |  31 May 1933 (Mexico)
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El Prisionero 13 (Prisoner 13) is part of the trilogy of films made by Fernando Fuentes concerning the Mexican Revolution. The film centers on the drunkard Colonel Carrasco, whose wife ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo del Diestro ...
Luis G. Barreiro ...
Zertuche
Adela Sequeyro ...
Marta
Arturo Campoamor ...
Juan
Adela Jaloma ...
Gloria
Emma Roldán ...
Margarita Ramos
Alicia Bolaños ...
Lola
Antonio R. Frausto ...
Enrique Madariaga - preso
Luis Sánchez Tello ...
Capitán Salgado
Joaquín Coss ...
Ordóñez
Ricardo Carti ...
José
Octavio Martínez ...
Preso
Fernando A. Rivero ...
Preso suicida
Ana Guerrero
Roberto Gavaldón ...
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El Prisionero 13 (Prisoner 13) is part of the trilogy of films made by Fernando Fuentes concerning the Mexican Revolution. The film centers on the drunkard Colonel Carrasco, whose wife Marta leaves him taking his young son. The child, Juan, grows into an admirable and well-mannered young man. Having been promoted to a higher rank of power amidst the Mexican Revolution, the indulgent and corrupt Colonel accepts a bribe to free a revolutionary, Felipe Martinez, from his prison. Martinez has been sentenced to execution at the hands of a firing squad. Carrasco asks to have the revolutionary replaced by absolutely anyone. In a twist of fate, that anyone turns out to be his own long lost son Juan. Upon receiving this news, Marta races to the prison and explains the predicament to Carrasco. He subsequently desperately attempts to prevent the gunning down of his son by his very own government officials. Written by Dharmender Singh Dhillon

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A fundamental document
19 January 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is a very intelligent approach to Mexican Revolution. Maybe this movie was affected by censorship, but not for the time. You can see all the corruption and the abuses of the military authority .Also you can enjoy the performances of great actors like Adela Sequeyro, Alfredo del Diestro and Luis G. Barreiro, all of them unfairly forgotten. El Prisionero Trece was restored by UNAM, and belongs to a very primitive period Mexican cinema. In fact, you can perceive some sounds flaws and, sometimes, the dialogs are very obvious. Additionally, the plot is predictable. But this precious document will thrill you and make you understand that human vulgarity is always present, not only during war.


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