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María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Drama  |  11 September 1944 (USA)
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In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple ... See full summary »

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Alberto Galán ...
El Pintor
Margarita Cortés ...
Lupe
Miguel Inclán ...
Don Damian
Beatriz Ramos ...
Reporter
Rafael Icardo ...
Priest
Julio Ahuet ...
Jose Alfonso
Lupe del Castillo ...
Bone-doctor (as Guadalupe del Castillo)
Lupe Inclán ...
Gossip
Salvador Quiroz ...
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Nieves ...
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Elda Loza ...
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Lupe Garnica ...
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In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple faces the greed of Mr. Damian, the town's shop owner who secretly desires Maria. When Maria falls sick with Malaria, Lorenzo Rafael steals a quinine bottle from Damian's shop, unleashing tragedy for the lovers. Written by Raul Ortega

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Una sublime historia de amor

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Romance | Drama

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11 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Portrait of Maria  »

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A LOVELY Mexican MOVIE
9 May 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

To put it simply, it's brilliant: the direction by Emilio Fernández, the black and white photo by Gabriel Figueroa, the music by Francisco Dominguez and not least the acting by the legendary stars Dolores del Rio and Pedro Armendáriz. I think this film is the top peak in the career of Emilio Fernández, even if he made many other movie classics like Enamorada, Flor Silvestre or La Perla. Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) is perhaps a Cinema Classic most people have been searching for but never found. And there are English subtitles. I am wondering why this movie never comes to discussion when film people make lists about the Best Movie of the Century. Think it's a kind of mystery.


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