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5 December 1959 (France) See more »
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La fièvre monte à El Pao
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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)

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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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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Crystal Gazing, 19 August 2015

Known as «Los ambiciosos» in México, the co-producing country where director Luis Buñueñ relocated to, lived and died, as well as in most Latin American territories, this was made in 1959, the year Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, so while anyone can believe the plot and location refers to him and his homeland, they do not. Yes, the island of Ojeda is a Caribbean country ruled by a dictator (Andrés Soler at his meanest - he does receive credit in the Mexican version), but its banana-based economy (no sugar, tobacco or rum, as in Cuba) and the absence of a guerrilla movement, makes it "NowhereLand" with Gérard Philipe (in his last role) as a handsome idealist who falls for the wrong woman (María Félix looking very beautiful). In any case we will never know if Buñuel or in that case novelist Henri Castillou were able to see the future. A good political melodrama.

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