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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
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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!
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