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Doña Bárbara (1943)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Félix ...
Doña Bárbara
Julián Soler ...
Santos Luzardo
María Elena Marqués ...
Marisela Barquero
Andrés Soler ...
Lorenzo Barquero
Charles Rooner ...
Don Guillermo
Agustín Isunza ...
Juan Primito
Miguel Inclán ...
Melquiades
Eduardo Arozamena ...
Melesio Sandoval
Antonio R. Frausto ...
Antonio Sandoval
Pedro Galindo ...
Nieves
Paco Astol ...
Mujiquita
Arturo Soto Rangel ...
Coronel Pernalete
Manuel Dondé ...
Carmelito López
Felipe Montoya ...
Balbino Paiba
Luis Jiménez Morán ...
Pajarote
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16 September 1943 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Dona Bárbara, a Dominadora de Homens  »

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The greatest-ever Latin Am. actress as the greatest-ever Latin Am. character!
15 April 2001 | by (Rio) – See all my reviews

This is a film not to be missed. The title role is arguably the greatest female character in Latin American literature. And Maria Felix? ...Such a supreme screen goddess in Latin American cinema, I can't think of an English-speaking equivalent.

For a Mexican particularly, to see Dona Barbara brought to life by the legendary Maria Felix is like an Anglo having seen Sarah Bernhard in her best role, I suppose. Felix and her films are still very popular, even in distant Brazil, a Latin cousin to Mexico (we speak Portuguese). This film and other Felix films, along with those of the Classic Golden Period of Mexican Cinema (to which this movie belongs) are shown in restrospectives in Rio, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires quite frequently.

DONA BARBARA is a Pan-Latin American story, and female character. She could be Mexican, Brazilian, Argentinian,...well the novel was written by Venezuela's greatest novelist, so....Venezuelan or Colombian too. And similarly, Felix is the all-Latin American actress, an unsurpassed talent standard, against whom all other great Latin actresses aspire to be compared against.

Look, the film is simply wonderful, even without the double treat of Felix and Dona Barbara. I saw a video copy of it at a Florida public library's video section, so there may be a copy near you. look for it. It is a true classic featuring two classics!


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