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Writers:
Henri Castillou (novel)
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Release Date:
5 December 1959 (France) See more »
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Cast

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Gérard Philipe ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... López - le secrétaire de Gual (uncredited)
Armando Acosta ... Manuel (uncredited)
Miguel Arenas ... (uncredited)
Edmundo Barbero ... Le procureur (uncredited)
Augusto Benedico ... Le ministre Sáenz (uncredited)
Antonio Bravo ... Le juge (uncredited)
José Chávez ... (uncredited)
Emilio Garibay ... (uncredited)
Francisco Jambrina ... (uncredited)
Carlos León ... (uncredited)
Enrique Lucero ... Vila (uncredited)
José Muñoz ... (uncredited)
Alberto Pedret ... Valle (uncredited)
Pilar Pellicer ... Pilar Cárdenas (uncredited)
Ignacio Peón ... (uncredited)
David Reynoso ... Le capitaine Real (uncredited)
Andrés Soler ... Le président Carlos Barreiro (uncredited)
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Directed by
Luis Buñuel 
 
Writing credits
Henri Castillou (novel)

Luis Buñuel (adaptation) (as Luis Bunuel) &
Luis Alcoriza (adaptation) &
Charles Dorat (adaptation) &
Louis Sapin (adaptation)

Louis Sapin (dialogue)

Produced by
Jacques Bar .... producer
Raymond Borderie .... executive producer
Óscar Dancigers .... producer
Gregorio Walerstein .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Misraki 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa 
 
Film Editing by
Rafael Ceballos  (as Rafael Ceballos López)
James Cuenet 
 
Production Design by
Jorge Fernández (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Ana Maria Jones (uncredited)
Armando Valdés Peza (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Bertha Chiu .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Charles Borderie .... production manager
Roger Morand .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Luis Buñuel .... assistant director (as Jean-Louis Bunuel)
 
Sound Department
William Robert Sivel .... sound (as W. Robert Sivel)
 
Special Effects by
Armando Stahl .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Philippe Tourret .... restoration coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ignacio Romero .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jacques Métehen .... conductor (as Jacques Metehen)
 
Other crew
Suzanne Durrenberger .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La fièvre monte à El Pao" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
France:97 min | Mexico:109 min | Argentina:109 min | USA:97 min
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Remade as La fièvre monte à El Pao (1993) (TV)See more »

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11 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Political games in El pao., 6 October 2001
Author: dbdumonteil

For a director like Luis Bunuel,this is a holding pattern movie.Bunuel is neither Costa Gavras nor Alan J Pakula and his political plot falls short of its goal.What's definitely lacking here is madness,the surrealism,almost present at least in one sequence,dear to the great Spanish artist.His art becomes ineffective when it deals with pure drama.The irony seems tamed,subdued.Maria Felix's part is sometimes some kind of Maupassant's "Boule de suif" (a character from the nineteenth century),sometimes some kind of thirties Marlene Dietrich (Sternberg's "dishonored").In a nutshell,originality is not this character's forte.Gerard Philipe (sadly,soon to die from cancer)is miscast and ill-at -ease ,in his part of "intellectual trying to sweeten the dictature".Nevertheless,he ended his career with something more commendable than the disastrous Vadim's "les liaisons dangereuses".

Coming after "Nazarin" "la mort en ce jardin" or "cela s'appelle l'aurore",and preceding such masterworks as "Viridiana" "Belle de Jour" or "Tristana", this fever is not so hot.

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