A disfigured woman is helped by a talented composer to recover her face with plastic surgery. Then he discovers that she's a beautiful woman and a talented singer.




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Cast overview:
Antonio Badú ...
Luis Beristáin ...
Leticia Palma ...
Pascual García Peña ...
Elda Peralta ...
Vendedora de cigarros
Francisco Reiguera ...
Don Simón
Wolf Ruvinskis ...
El rayas
Julián de Meriche ...
El soplón
Edmundo Espino ...


Leticia has been severely injured on her face, after she confronts a group of gangsters, whom minutes before murdered her father. Days later, Leticia's helped by Gerardo, a talented composer who plays the piano in a cabaret called "El Cielo". The woman helps Gerardo buying groceries and cooking, and in time he'll offer Leticia to stay in his house. Gerardo's neighbour is a nice girl, secretly in love with him. The musician investigates with a plastic surgeon whether is disposed to operate Leticia, in order to recover her original face. The doctor accedes with no charge. The operation is a success, and Gerardo sees that Leticia is a quite beautiful woman. One day, Gerardo hears Leticia singing and he thinks that she could begin an artistic career in "El Cielo". Things aren't gonna be easy, because Pepe, nicknamed "Chief", is a gangster and a drug dealer, who dominates almost every cabaret in the city, except "El Cielo". Gerardo talks to the manager, Simon, about Leticia, but he says ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Crime | Drama | Thriller





Release Date:

12 October 1949 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Hipócrita  »

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1.37 : 1
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Amor de la Calle
Written by Fernando Z. Maldonado (as Fernando Z. Maldonado Rivera)
Performed by Los Panchos (as Los Panchos)
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Many people love tragic stories
11 September 2005 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Soap operas, specially in Latin Countries, are meant to have people suffer throughout the whole length of the story. Most of the time the story is the same: A poor girl(because remember that women are still a second class object in most Latin Countries)suffers some type of wrong doing, and has to start a new life trying to forget her past. This movie is no different. The same story has been used on several occasions. A handicapped or mutilated girl seeks to find a new life that will end her misery, but all she finds are bad people that get her into deeper problems. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, a good person normally poor, comes to her rescue. He transforms her again into a normal person bringing all her self esteem back to her. But.... how can a sad story become a happy one??? No that is not what it is supposed to be. Something happens where either she or her rescuer have to suffer in order to keep the tragedy alive. This movie must have made many people shed tears of sympathy as they followed the story developments. If you are one of those persons that love to suffer watching a movie, go ahead and watch it.

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