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El (1953)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  9 July 1953 (Mexico)
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Francisco is rich, rather strict on principles, and still a bachelor. After meeting Gloria by accident, he is suddenly intent on her becoming his wife and courts her until she agrees to ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Arturo de Córdova ...
Francisco Galván de Montemayor
Delia Garcés ...
Gloria Milalta
Aurora Walker ...
Esperanza Peralta
Carlos Martínez Baena ...
Padre Velasco
Manuel Dondé ...
Pablo
Rafael Banquells ...
Ricardo Luján
Fernando Casanova ...
Beltrán
José Pidal
Roberto Meyer
Luis Beristáin ...
Raúl Conde
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Francisco is rich, rather strict on principles, and still a bachelor. After meeting Gloria by accident, he is suddenly intent on her becoming his wife and courts her until she agrees to marry him. Francisco is a dedicated husband, but little by little his passion starts to exhibit disturbing traits. Nevertheless, Gloria meets with scepticism as she expresses her worries to their acquaintances. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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Another film masterpiece by the director of the prize-winning "The Young and the Damned"

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The masterpiece of Bunuel's Mexican period
19 August 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

This tale of a pathologically jealous husband, whose delusions of cuckoldry teeter over the edge into madness, ranks with BELLE DE JOUR and the early surrealist films as the first rank of the Bunuel canon. The ending, which has audiences screaming out loud in a mixture of gruesome delight and horror, would probably drive Brian DePalma to death by alcohol if he saw it. Brian, don't watch, okay?


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