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Los Olvidados (1950)
"Los olvidados" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  24 March 1952 (USA)
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...

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Cast overview:
Estela Inda ...
La madre de Pedro
Miguel Inclán ...
Don Carmelo, el ciego
Alfonso Mejía ...
Pedro
Roberto Cobo ...
El Jaibo
Alma Delia Fuentes ...
Meche
Francisco Jambrina ...
El director de la escuela granja
Jesús García ...
El padre de Julián (as Jesús García Navarro)
Efraín Arauz ...
Cacarizo
Sergio Villarreal ...
Miembro pandilla
Jorge Pérez ...
Pelón
Javier Amézcua ...
Julián
Mário Ramírez ...
Ojitos
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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A Motion Picture Masterpiece From Mexico

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Crime | Drama

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Los Olvidados  »

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Recently a ninth roll of the movie was found after decades of thinking that the movie only had eight. The ninth roll includes an alternative "happy" ending, and is included in a new DVD released in Mexico with a book about the movie. See more »

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Don Carmelo, el ciego: I hope they'll kill every one of them before they born!
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Mexico, 1950. It Could be Rio de Janeiro, 2003 or Any other Big City in a Third World Country in the Present Days
11 August 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Los Olvidados" focuses the drama mainly in the bandit 'El Jaibo', just–arrived from a reformatory (where he learnt 'new techniques' of robbery), Pedro (Alfonso Mejía), a boy rejected by his mother and Ojitos (Mario Ramirez), abandoned by his family and the new comer to the group, showing a few hopeless days of a group of marginal youths, in the slums of Mexico in 1950, with the leadership of 'El Jaibo' (Roberto Cobo). . Each one of these boys is in a stage of criminality life: El Jaibo is graduated, Pedro is leaning and Ojitos will start. The restored B&W picture on DVD is splendid. Although taking place in Mexico, 1950, this masterpiece could be Rio de Janeiro or any other big city in a third world country in the present days. The end of the plot is marvelous. Fortunately the alternative end has never been used. Outstanding! My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Os Esquecidos" ("The Forgotten")


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