Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to ... See full summary »
I'm a big fan of Ninón Sevilla, the Cuban cabaret artist who showed up in a lot of Mexican films during this era. This is a typical "cabaretera" film, where the girl who dances in the cabaret tries to go straight, she falls in love with a decent man and wants to have a family, but things never work out right. A subplot featuring Agustin Lara provides a lot of good songs written by Lara and performed by great singers like Pedro Vargas and el Trio Los Panchos. Sevilla's dance numbers are energetic and full of life. She does a great mambo, and her costumes are wonderful. There are no surprises in this film. It follows the plot line of many other cabaretera films, but it's still worth watching for the musical numbers.
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