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Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ninón Sevilla ...
Tito Junco ...
Lucio Sáenz / El Guapo
Andrea Palma ...
Rosaura de Cervera
Rubén Rojo ...
Mario Cervera
Miguel Inclán ...
Rengo
Jorge Mondragón ...
Pacomio Rodríguez
Maruja Grifell ...
Consuelo Tejero, Elena's mother
Luis López Somoza ...
Ricardo Cervera
María Gentil Arcos ...
Petra, Rosaura's maid
Miguel Manzano ...
El Rana
Armando Osório
Pedro Vargas ...
Himself - Singer
Ana María González ...
Herself - Singer
Arturo Soto Urena
Trío Los Panchos ...
Themselves - Music group
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Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to dinner with "Pretty Boy" Lucio, but he drugs her champagne and sells her to Rosaura, who runs a brothel out of her nightclub. Elena becomes a sensation as a dancer, but all the while she nurtures plans of revenge against those who have conspired against her. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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18 October 1950 (Mexico)  »

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Maison de rendez-vous  »

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Zig-Zig-Bum
(dance music)
Choreographed by Ninón Sevilla and Julián de Meriche
Danced by Ninón Sevilla
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Adventuress
20 May 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This greatly satisfying 1950 Mexican film, directed by Alberto Gout, is one of the best of the genre. It helped to have cast a charismatic Ninon Sevilla to star as the woman at the center of the action.

The story of "Aventurera", with its twists and turns, is something that was typical of the 1950s films from Mexico. The story of a young, and naive young woman who learns about her mother's disloyalty to a father she adores, sends this film spinning into a real adventure. Along the way, we are taken to watch Elena Tejero deal with the evils around her. She will remain a good woman no matter what.

As in all the Mexican soap operas that are a staple of that country's TV, "Aventurera" keeps building up on unsavory situations where our heroine will have to fight against until everything turns well at the end. Elena Tejera is different in many ways; she never stoops low to the sleazy life where everyone wants to get her into.

Ninon Sevilla, the Cuban born star of "Aventurera" makes a charismatic appearance in the film. She is a gorgeous woman seen here at the height of her youth. Tito Junco as Lucio Saenz has some good moments. Andrea Palma is excellent as the villainous Rosaura and Ruben Rojo is the kind Mario.

This is a fun film that keeps delighting us.


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