MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,148 this week

Fever Mounts at El Pao (1959)
"La fièvre monte à El Pao" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 591 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 7 critic

Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines. Ojeda is a steamy, isolated island, the penal colony for an oppressive dictatorship... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 30 Aug 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fever Mounts at El Pao (1959)

Fever Mounts at El Pao (1959) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fever Mounts at El Pao.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur
Le moine (1972)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ambrosio (Franco Nero) is a monk who is sexually tempted by an emissary of the Devil, a young girl in monk's robes. After he has committed numerous crimes, it appears that he will be caught... See full summary »

Director: Adonis Kyrou
Stars: Franco Nero, Nathalie Delon, Nicol Williamson
Belle de Jour (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The first to die in an epidemic of meningitis in Vera Cruz is a French tourist. His wife Nellie, detached and indifferent, feels little grief and realizes that her coldness is her own doom.... See full summary »

Directors: Yves Allégret, Rafael E. Portas
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Carlos López Moctezuma
Riptide (1949)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Yves Allégret
Stars: Madeleine Robinson, Gérard Philipe, Jean Servais
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images that shock the viewers including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel
Le bonheur (1935)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Marcel L'Herbier
Stars: Gaby Morlay, Charles Boyer, Paulette Dubost
The Young One (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A jazz musician seeks refuge from a lynch mob on a remote island, where he meets a hostile game warden and the young object of his attentions.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Zachary Scott, Bernie Hamilton, Key Meersman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Alberto Isaac
Stars: Julián Pastor, Rocío Sagaón, Graciela Enríquez
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Tribute to Luis Bunuel's passion for drinking cocktails.

Director: Adolfo Arrieta
Stars: Donatello Fumarola
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Gerardo García
Stars: Juan Berrocal, Salvador Castro, Pilar Esteras
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Henri Godot, the owner of a night-club in Paris. He calls to the young hitman, Jo to kill his rival Boby, who intrigues with his lover, Maine.

Director: Yves Allégret
Stars: Edwige Feuillère, Jean Servais, Bernard Blier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ramón Vázquez
María Félix ...
Inés Rojas (as Maria Felix)
Jean Servais ...
Alejandro Gual
Miguel Ángel Ferriz ...
Le gouverneur Mariano Vargas (as M.A. Soler)
Raúl Dantés ...
Le lieutenant García (as Raoul Dantes)
Domingo Soler ...
Le professeur Juan Cárdenas
Víctor Junco ...
Indarte
Roberto Cañedo ...
Le colonel Olivares
Edit

Storyline

Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines. Ojeda is a steamy, isolated island, the penal colony for an oppressive dictatorship. A reactionary seizes the murdered governor's post, and rushes to eliminate his romantic rival, an idealistic underling. The bureaucrat Vazquez hopes to marshal the angry residents of the capitol, El Pao, plus the many political prisoners, to oust Governor Gual. Written by David Stevens

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 December 1959 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Febre Sobe em El Pao  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Half of the credits are displayed at the beginning of the films: the first seven member of the cast, director, writers, director of photography, composer & conductor, production companies and, finally, executive producer. The closing credits display the other half (after the word "FIN"): Once again the cast list but this time the first eight actors; then the assistant director, script supervisor, unit manager, sound engineer, production manager, followed by the name of the dubbing facilities and laboratories. See more »

Connections

Remade as La fièvre monte à El Pao (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Political Melodrama
24 March 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the fictitious island of Ojeda, people lives a dictatorship and the island is a penal colony of forced labor with ordinary and political prisoners together. When the Governor Mariano Vargas (Miguel Ángel Ferriz) is murdered by a sniper, his idealistic secretary Ramón Vázquez (Gérard Philipe) is assigned director of security and in charge of the prison. Vázquez is in love with the widow Inés Rojas (Maria Felix) and they have a love affair. But when the new governor Alejandro Gual Miguel (Jean Servais) arrives in the island, he wants Inés to be his lover. Further he forces the killer to sign a false confession telling that Vázquez is the responsible for the attempt against the previous governor and blackmails Inés. But Inés is a female fatale that knows the political games and manipulations.

"La fièvre monte à El Pao" is a political melodrama by Buñuel based on politics instead of his famous surrealism. The theme politics was adopted by Costa-Gravas years later and Glauber Rocha probably wrote his "Terra em Transe" inspired in this movie. Inés Rojas is a femme fatale but the plot is not a film-noir, only the story of an idealistic man that joins politics in a dictatorship and finds how difficult is keep his ideals. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Ambiciosos" ("The Ambitious")


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fever Mounts at El Pao (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?