A press mogul (Ferriz) offers 10 thousand pesos to the journalist who discover the best news on New Year's Eve. The inquiry begins and journalists look in parties, hospitals and other ...
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A press mogul (Ferriz) offers 10 thousand pesos to the journalist who discover the best news on New Year's Eve. The inquiry begins and journalists look in parties, hospitals and other places where news may be waiting. Written by
Maximiliano Maza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On New Year's Eve, an editor of a major paper offers to his reporters a large cash prize to whoever writes the story of the year.
It is a great film made during Mexico's Golden Age of Film. Basically all the major film stars of the era had either solid roles or cameos. It is worth to watch it to catch a glimpse of them all. Where else will you be able to watch Pedro Infante, Jorge Negrete, María Félix, Dolores del Rio, and Libertad Lamarque (to name a few of the stars) all in one film? The singing scenes are superb. Each song was appropriate for each scene, and of course the singer was great. At times, the storyline seems cheesy, but that was the standard for the day. In retrospect, the film is complex frame story because what you have is actually a series of small stories connected by the reporters who are on this constant search for the story of the year. This musical film is one of my all time favorites; I suggest that anyone who is interested in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema watch this film.
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