Adapted from the book, "Mexican Village," by Josefina Niggli, the film tells three interwoven love stories against the background of a feud between two villages. Cyd Charisse and Rick Jason... See full summary »

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Cast

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Pepe Gonzales
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Eufemia Calderon
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Alejandro Castillo
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Maria of the River Road
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Lola de Torrano
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Ruben
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Elena Cantu
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Father Zacaya
Walter Hampden ...
Don Carlos Castillo
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Don Homero Calderon
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Gitanillo de Torrano
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Don Daniel
Andrés Soler ...
Little Doctor
Fanny Schiller ...
Doña Fela
Luz Alba ...
Rosaura
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Adapted from the book, "Mexican Village," by Josefina Niggli, the film tells three interwoven love stories against the background of a feud between two villages. Cyd Charisse and Rick Jason are the lovers in a tender romance; Vittorio Gassman and Yvonne DeCarlo the lovers in a tragic romance; and Pier Angeli and Ricardo Montalban the lovers in a gay romance. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Musical | Romance

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14 August 1953 (Australia)  »

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Mexican Village  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vittorio Gassman considered this his worst movie. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: We wish gratefully to acknowledge the friendly cooperation of the Mexican Government and the genuine hospitality of the Mexican people, without whose assistance the filming of this picture in their country would not have been possible. See more »

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Referenced in What Just Happened (2008) See more »

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Farruca Flamenca
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Music by Geronimo Villavino and Leo Arnaud
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Beautiful film
25 October 2002 | by (florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is based on short stories by Josefina Niggli, whom I met when she was teaching at the Univeristy of North Carolina in Chapel Hill -- the plot outlined by the previous contributor is quite thorough, but does not mention the fine performance of Yvonne DeCarlo as Maria, of the River Road, and most especially does not mention the magnificent dance number performed by Cyd Charisse on a mountaintop in the rain -- unforgetable!!!


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