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 »
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice ... 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... See full summary »
Carlos López Moctezuma
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 »
Dolores del Rio,
In Mexican Revolution times, a guerrilla general (Armendáriz) and his troops take the conservative town of Cholula, near by Mexico City. As the revolutionaries mistreat the town's riches, ... See full summary »
The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »
An illiterate Indian (Ignacio Lopez Tarso) lives an idyllic existence as a landowner on Mexico's Gulf Coast until the greed of a US oil company gets in the way. He is murdered and the lives... See full summary »
Ignacio López Tarso,
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 by Mercedes. Obviously, young Beatriz doesn't know about her sister's job. Troubles begin when Mercedes wins a danzon contest with Paco (Acosta), her pimp. Paco refuses to share the prize with Mercedes, so she steals the money when he's sleeping. Written by
Maximiliano Maza <email@example.com>
Mercedes Gómez (López) is a beautiful prostitute pimped by handsome Paco (Rodolfo Acosta) and secretly loved by the neighborhood's policeman Lupe (Miguel Inclán). She has a secret (and a reason to do what she does, since that's probably the fastest way to get the money she need to keep her little sister in School, for a better future unlike her own). Little sister Beatriz (Silvia Derbez) attends a Private School and she dreams of becoming something big in life.
This story follows Mercedes' life, dark and saddened by her circumstances, her desperation and anguish knowing that she could never be able to reciprocate Lupe's honest love since she is tainted, while Paco keeps stealing and hitting her trying to get more and more from her.
Emilio ''indio'' Fernández did a great job here, through Figueroa's lens and supported by a very good script (by Mauricio Magdaleno and himself, based on the musical composition by Aaron Copeland) and a great cast. I can feel what's going on on the screen as if I was there with them... sublime!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?