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The Kneeling Goddess (1947)

La diosa arrodillada (original title)
A artist model who leads the ever hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent, blue-eyed wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation which include a stop at seedy Panamanian nightclub.

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María Félix ...
Arturo de Córdova ...
Rosario Granados ...
Elena (as Charito Granados)
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Nacho Gutiérrez
Carlos Martínez Baena ...
Esteban (as Carlos M. Baena)
Rafael Alcayde ...
Demetrio
Eduardo Casado ...
Licenciado Jiménez
Luis Mussot ...
Dr. Vidaurri
Carlos Villarías ...
Juez
Natalia Gentil Arcos ...
María
Paco Martínez ...
Villarreal
Rogelio Fernández ...
Marinero
Alfredo Varela padre ...
Juez registro civil
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A artist model who leads the ever hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent, blue-eyed wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation which include a stop at seedy Panamanian nightclub.

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A Deusa Ajoelhada  »

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Wonderful overwrought melodrama from Mexico's Golden Age
5 March 2005 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Maria Felix, the archetypical Mexican movie star, plays one of her bad/good girl roles, with elements of the characters played by Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck and even Marlene Dietrich. (she sings a song by her then husband, the famous composer,Augustine Lara). Arturo de Cordova's tortured lover is reminiscent of his role in Buñuel's Exterminating Angel. There's some extraordinary photography , stylized sets (the furniture designer gets a credit) and outrageous dresses for La Doña, as Maria Felix is still known in Mexico. It's definitely one of the styles that Buñuel expanded in his early Mexican films like the 1955 "Ensayo de un crimen."


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