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Release Date:
8 October 1943 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Jorge Negrete ... Manuel Venegas / Rodrigo Venegas
Domingo Soler ... Padre Trinidad
Gloria Marín ... Soledad
Julio Villarreal ... Don Elías
Narciso Busquets ... Manuel Venegas - niño
Miguel Ángel Ferriz ... Antonio Arregui
Andrés Soler ... Vitriolo
Eugenia Galindo ... Polonia
Lupita Torrentera ... Soledad, niña
José Baviera ... Dr. Trajano
Ernesto Alonso ... Sacristán
Joaquín Coss ... Cofrade Mayor
Alberto Galán ... Jinete
Sara García ... Doña Josefa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberto Cañedo ... (uncredited)
Lupe del Castillo ... Valentina (uncredited)
Edmundo Espino ... (uncredited)
Ana María Hernández ... Mujer entre multitud (uncredited)
Andrés Huesca ... (uncredited)
Paco Martínez ... Director del coro (uncredited)
Salvador Quiroz ... Alcalde (uncredited)
Humberto Rodríguez ... Laureano (uncredited)
Aurora Ruiz ... Invitada (uncredited)
Fanny Schiller ... Mesonera (uncredited)
Arturo Soto Rangel ... (uncredited)
David Valle González ... Criado (uncredited)
Armando Velasco ... Don Martín (uncredited)
Hernán Vera ... Felipe - mesonero (uncredited)

Directed by
Julio Bracho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón  novel "El Niño de la bola"
Julio Bracho  screenplay

Produced by
Agustín J. Fink .... producer
Original Music by
Miguel Bernal Jiménez  (as M. Bernal Jiménez)
Manuel Esperón 
Raúl Lavista 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa 
Film Editing by
Emilio Gómez Muriel 
Production Design by
Jorge Fernández 
Set Decoration by
Felipe Subervielle 
Costume Design by
Agustín Lazo  (as Agustin Lazo Adalid)
Makeup Department
Ana Guerrero .... makeup artist (as Anita Guerrero)
Production Management
Armando Espinosa .... production chief
Felipe Subervielle .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felipe Palomino .... assistant director
Sound Department
José B. Carles .... sound engineer
Howard E. Randall .... sound engineer (as H. Randall)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pedro Chávez .... wardrobe executed by
Madame Rostand .... wardrobe executed by
Music Department
Miguel Bernal Jiménez .... chorus director
Ninos Cantores de Morelia Choral Group .... chorus (as Coro de Niños Titular de la Catedral de Morelia)

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155 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA High Fidelity)


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A tragic love story, 11 September 2005
Author: Andres Cardenas from Mexico

Shakespeare couldn't have said it better. This tragic love story has some interesting added ingredients to the original Romeo and Juliet. The movie shows us several facets of the human nature. From greed and hatred, to impotence. From pure love to desire. From submission to a macho attitude. The fatherly figure is very strong; his will has to be obeyed at all times, even if this means sacrificing your own life. The other very imposing figure, is the local Priest, whose authority and respect is very obvious. In a way, the players, acted in a very theatrical manner. You can, at times, think that you are watching a play in a theater, rather than watching a movie. A love story could not end without a tragedy, and this one is not the exception. Interesting movie to watch, specially since it was filmed back in 1942 with very limited technical resources.

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