Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people ... See full summary »
María Elena Marqués,
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »
Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town... See full summary »
Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing... See full summary »
Carlos López Moctezuma,
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
A German architect runs away with the maharajah of Eschnapur's fiancee but is caught and thrown in the dungeon, while his relatives arrive from Europe looking for him and the maharajah's brother is scheming to usurp the throne.
Many movie critics, believe this is Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez best film. Up till then all his movies photographed by Gabriel Figueroa, just like this one, had had a very generous budget, where the aesthetics were a very important part of his movies. In this one, due to the crisis in the Cinematographic Mexican Industry, there were not enough means for this. Fernandez had to use the dialogs in a wiser manner. This movie is the story of a former prisoner that comes back to his hometown to look for his longlife love who is now living in the outskirts of town bearing a baby, product from a violation by the Town's leading "citizen". In a way, we could say that this movie was inspired in the John Ford's Westerns, which Fernandez admired. The leading actress, Columba Dominguez was given this movie, mainly because she was Fernandez' mistress and it was a good choice, this is considered the 13th movie in importance in Mexico's history. In 1977 Fernandez made a very poor second version of his movie now called Mexico Norte which was not anywhere near the first version.
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