For the most part, this film by Marie Seton, is a series of scenes , depicting Mexican natives in picturesque rituals, ceremonies and rites. It was edited from 110,000 feet of negative film... See full summary »
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For the most part, this film by Marie Seton, is a series of scenes , depicting Mexican natives in picturesque rituals, ceremonies and rites. It was edited from 110,000 feet of negative film shot in Mexico by Sergei M. Eisentein for his unfinished film "Viva Mexico." Near the end of this 59-minute film a short plot is introduced. A peon seeks permission from his master to marry but instead of granting the request the master attacks the girl. The peon tries o fight back but is overpowered and with two other peons is buried alive. Wild horses trample over the peons. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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30 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Tiempo en el sol  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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Edited from ¡Que viva Mexico! (1932) See more »

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Betrayal !
7 January 2004 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

'Time in the Sun' cannot be considered as an Eisenstein's movie : it's a montage, made by Mary Seaton, of what was filmed by Eisenstein for 'Que Viva Mexico !' The result is very useless, meaningless, and has a stupid narrator voice, which transforms those superb pictures in an uninteresting ethnographic documentary.


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