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Mexican Bus Ride (1952)

Subida al cielo (original title)
A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home. The newlywed couple rush there to discover the other sons neglecting their ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilia Prado ...
Raquel
Esteban Márquez ...
Oliverio Grajales
Luis Aceves Castañeda ...
Silvestre
Manuel Dondé ...
Eladio González
Roberto Cobo ...
Juan Grajales
Beatriz Ramos ...
Elisa
Manuel Noriega ...
Licenciado Figueroa (as Manolo Noriega)
Roberto Meyer ...
Don Nemesio Álvarez y Villalbazo
Pedro Elviro ...
El cojo (as Pitouto)
Pedro Ibarra ...
Felipe Grajales
Leonor Gómez ...
Doña Linda
Chel López ...
Compadre Chema
Paz Villegas ...
Doña Ester - Mamá de Oliverio (as Paz Villegas de Orellana)
Silvia Castro
Paula Rendón
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A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home. The newlywed couple rush there to discover the other sons neglecting their mom in order to plot their squandering of the inheritance. The newlywed son takes quite an adventurous bus-ride to a distant city to get his mother's will notarized to the contrary, and is faced with multiple temptations along the way. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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26 June 1952 (Mexico)  »

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Mexican Bus Ride  »

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In his autobiography, _My Last Sigh_, Luis Buñuel said the screenplay was based on adventures that actually happened to his friend and producer of the film, Spanish poet Manuel Altolaguirre, while on a bus trip. See more »

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Featured in Anoche soñé contigo (1992) See more »

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7/10
1 June 2002 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Okay Mexican era Bunuel about a young man traveling by bus to his dying mother's hometown where she has a will on record. If he doesn't recover that will and have his mother put her thumbprint on it, his oldest brother, a very greedy man, will have the legal right to divide the property amongst the family. Most of the film is about the bus ride and the adventures the people on the bus have. There are some very nice scenes and touches, but it doesn't rank as one of Bunuel's strongest. It does, however, contain probably the best surreal sequence of any of his Mexican films. I haven't seen them all, so maybe I should just say a more prominent surreal sequence than his more famous Mexican films, i.e., Los Olvidados, El, or Nazarin (not counting anything he made after he returned to Mexico from Spain after Viridiana, i.e., The Exterminating Angel and Simon of the Desert, both of which are more "pure" surrealism).


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