On a small Mexican island dwells a group of Indians who live in the traditional manner and who disdain outsiders. The beautiful Maclovia and the poverty-stricken Jose Maria are in love, but...
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Carlos López Moctezuma,
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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.
Arturo de Córdova,
Diana è una "devoradora (divoratrice)" di uomini. Nessun uomo riesce a tenerle testa e finiscono malissimo anche quelli che hanno la sventura di innamorarsi di lei. E' l'amante del ricco ed... See full summary »
Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Her younger sister Beatriz (Derbez) studies in an expensive private school, paid ... See full summary »
On a small Mexican island dwells a group of Indians who live in the traditional manner and who disdain outsiders. The beautiful Maclovia and the poverty-stricken Jose Maria are in love, but her father refuses to allow their marriage, or even any communication between them, due to Jose Maria's lack of means. The young man strives to educate himself and earn enough to purchase his own fishing boat in order to win her father's favor. At the same time, a batallion of soldiers is posted there, and the brutal sergeant develops eyes for Maclovia. The conflicts come to a head on the Night of the Dead. Written by
Certainly one of the most romantic films of the classic period, with full-bodied performances, charming detail, and glowing photography. The famed native Mexican director "El Indio" presents archetypal characters and situations without descending into melodrama, very similar in style to John Ford or Jean Renoir (particularly in the use of dramatic long shots and strikingly lit close-ups). Although he portrays the Indians as unspoiled and noble, he is not afraid to critique their own prejudices, as well as present both villainous and sympathetic white Mexicans.
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