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25 March 1948 (Mexico) See more »
Two kids take a book from a trash can. They begin to read the story of a poor neighborhood in Mexico City... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Pedro Infante ... Jose del Toro, 'Pepe el toro'

Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' ... Chachita (as Evita Muñoz)
Carmen Montejo ... Yolanda, la Tísica
Blanca Estela Pavón ... Celia 'La Chorreada'
Miguel Inclán ... Don Pilar
Rafael Alcayde ... Lawyer Montes

Katy Jurado ... La que se levanta tarde
María Gentil Arcos ... La Paralítica
Delia Magaña ... La Tostada
Amelia Wilhelmy ... Malena, la Guayaba (as Amelia Wilhelmi)
Pedro de Urdimalas ... Topillos
Ricardo Camacho ... Planillas
Lidia Franco ... Doña Merenciana - Janitor (as Lucila Franco)
Jorge Arriaga ... Ledo
Abel Cureño ... Pinocho (as Abel Asencio)
Jesús García ... El Camello, lottery vendor
Conchita Gentil Arcos ... Money lender
Julio Ahuet ... Prisoner
Víctor Torres ... Antonio Morales
Jaime Jiménez Pons ... El Güijolo (as Jaime Jiménez)
Salvador Quiroz ... Priest
Trio Cantarrecio ... Musicians
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guillermo Bravo Sosa ... Police officer (uncredited)
Silvia Castro ... (uncredited)
Roberto Corell ... Judge (uncredited)
Rogelio Fernández ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Leonor Gómez ... (uncredited)
Carlos Rincón Gallardo ... (uncredited)
Hilda Vera ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ismael Rodríguez 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlos González Dueñas  writer
Ismael Rodríguez  continuity
Ismael Rodríguez  story
Pedro de Urdimalas  story

Produced by
Ismael Rodríguez .... producer
Original Music by
Manuel Esperón 
Cinematography by
José Ortiz Ramos 
Film Editing by
Fernando Martínez  (as Fernando Martínez Álvarez)
Makeup Department
Román Juárez .... makeup artist
Production Management
Álvaro Bielsa .... production manager
Armando Espinosa .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jorge López Portillo .... assistant director (as J. López Portillo)
Art Department
Carlos Toussaint .... set designer
Sound Department
Jesús González Gancy .... sound recordist (as Jesús González)
Manuel Topete .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis García .... lighting technician
Manuel González .... camera operator
Carlos Sorensen .... camera operator (as Charles Sorenson)
Music Department
Manuel Esperón .... music arranger: "La Mañanitas" (uncredited)
Other crew
Tísner .... title designer
Crew believed to be complete

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128 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The most famous film in Mexico, 23 July 2005
Author: nick-1001 from Mexico

Starred the great Pedro Infante and created the archetype "Pepe el Toro", the urban working class hero. It was an attempt to depict and dignify with some degree of reality the working class poor of Mexico City, several years before the more sophisticated (and pessimistic) Los Ovidados was made. Featured the young Katy Jurado as the neighborhood tramp and Carmen Montejo as the dying sister. Co-star Blanca Estela Pavón was killed shortly after filming the sequel "Ustedes los Ricos", and Evita Muñoz, the little girl, is still known today as "Chachita", her name in the movie. This is the best known and beloved film in all of Mexican cinema, not unlike "It's A Wonderful Life" is in the USA. A film that while melodramatic, holds up today and is artfully done, and must be viewed with an understanding of its social context.

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