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The White Orchid (1954)

 -  Adventure | Romance  -  1957 (USA)
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A romantic triangle leads to complications on an archaeological expedition in Southern Mexico.

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Rosenda Monteros ...
Lupita
Jorge Treviño ...
Arturo
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Miguel A. Gallardo ...
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An archaeologist working in Southern Mexico believes that there are remnants of the ancient Toltec civilization in a remote area. He requests a photographer, and is frustrated when he is sent a young woman to do the job. He continually annoys her with his narrow-minded remarks, yet she takes the pictures he requests of a local fiesta, and later she convinces a plantation owner from the area to be their guide. As they begin the trip in search of the archaeologist's goal, he begins to respect the young photographer. But as both he and their guide become increasingly attracted to her, tensions begin to build, even as they face ever-increasing dangers. Written by Snow Leopard

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Xtabay... exotic jungle goddess!

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Creatures of the Jungle  »

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The Ballet Moderno de Mexico was established in 1952 by the internationally acclaimed dancer Amalia Hernández Navarro and renamed in 1959 the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. See more »

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Femme Fatale
Music by Chuy Hernandez
Spanish Lyrics by Gabriel Luna (as Gabriel Luna de la Fuente)
English Lyrics by Reginald Le Borg
Sung by Don Durant (uncredited)
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Mexican Jungle Adventure
21 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie offers some good travel footage of Mexico, including the rarely visited (even today) Veracruz site of El Tajin, which despite the dialogue was built by neither the Toltecs, Aztecs, nor Mayans, but by Huastecan Indians of eastern Veracruz. I have seen this site and also the Voleadores flying from their high pole on festival days. Many reviewers have commented on the faded color quality. This film was almost certainly shot in the winter, when even the jungle is rather bare of leaves (dry tropical deciduous forest). Also, there is nothing close to being a desert between El Tajin and Chiapas, that must have filmed elsewhere. Description of vanilla orchid growth and artificial pollination is correct, although Mexico is the only place in the world where the natural vanilla bee pollinators live. I have this movie on a 20 Movie "Suspense" package from Mill Creek.


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