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Release Date:
18 December 1964 (Mexico) See more »
A poor, but very lucky man in the cock fighting, is hired by a rich man, but both are in love with the same woman | Add synopsis »
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Reasonably well done but it IS about cock fighting.... See more (4 total) »


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Ignacio López Tarso ... Dionisio Pinzón
Lucha Villa ... Bernarda Cutiño, la caponera
Narciso Busquets ... Lorenzo Benavides
Carlos Jordán ... Esculapio Virgen
Diana Ochoa ... Reglita, hermana de Esculapio

Enrique Lucero ... El Chinaco
Agustín Isunza ... Secundino
José Torvay ... Coyote
José Chávez ... Coyotito
Pedro Galván ... General, jugador de cartas
Jorge Lavat ... Jugador de cartas
Salvador Lozano ... Jugador de cartas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuel Dondé ... Don Perfecto (uncredited)
Agustín Fernández ... El Yaqui (uncredited)
Regino Herrera ... Hombre en feria (uncredited)
Lina Marín ... Fermina (uncredited)
Inés Murillo ... Vendedora de comida (uncredited)

Directed by
Roberto Gavaldón 
Writing credits
Juan Rulfo (story)

Carlos Fuentes (screenplay) &
Gabriel García Márquez (screenplay) &
Roberto Gavaldón (screenplay)

Produced by
Federico Amérigo .... executive producer
Manuel Barbachano Ponce .... producer
Felipe Subervielle .... executive producer
Original Music by
Chucho Zarzosa 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa 
Film Editing by
Gloria Schoemann 
Production Design by
Manuel Fontanals 
Makeup Department
María de Jesús Lepe .... hair stylist (as Ma. de Jesús Lepe)
Armando Meyer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Enrique L. Morfín .... unit production manager (as Enrique Morfín)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesús Marín .... assistant director
Sound Department
Luis Fernández .... sound operator
James L. Fields .... sound director
José Li-ho .... sound effects (as José Liho)
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel González .... camera operator
Daniel López .... lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georgette Somohano .... wardrobe supervisor (as Georgette Sornohano)
Music Department
Rubén Fuentes .... music arranger
Rubén Fuentes .... music director
Other crew
Aurelio Berrospe .... cockfighting advisor
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator (uncredited)
Juan Fernández Albarrán .... thanks (as Lic. Juan Fernández Albarrán)
Manuel González de Cosío .... thanks (as Ing. Manuel González de Cosío)
Arturo Milhe .... thanks (as Dr. Arturo Milhe)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El gallo de oro" - Mexico (original title)
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105 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound)

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Movie Connections:
Referenced in El Narco (2010)See more »
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Reasonably well done but it IS about cock fighting...., 24 October 2015
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"The Golden Cockerel" is a musical about cock fighting and it follows a poor man and his beloved cock as they win money, make his gambler partner richer and the gambler's girlfriend, inexplicably, long to be with the poor guy who never really gave her much evidence that he cared.

This is a tough film for an American to review, as cock fighting was outlawed in the entire US (except for Puerto Rico) long ago. It's just not a part of our culture and most folks here look upon cock fighting as brutal and wrong. Because of this, I was very surprised to see the American version of Netflix with "The Golden Cockerel" among its many DVDs. So, despite disliking the cockfighting industry, I decided to give it a try anyway, as I like foreign films of all sorts. Not surprisingly, I was a bit put off by the cockfighting in the film! But was it worth seeing otherwise? Yes and no. The cockfighting wasn't as bloody and nasty as it could have been but the story itself and the singing just never made a lot of sense to me. Why would a woman turned down a successful guy to chase after some poor dude with a cock? And, why would cock fighting result in so many songs? A truly strange film definitely not for all tastes.

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