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Fausto Fornoni ...
Mercedes Gisper
Mary Parets
Alberto Terrones
Eloy Álvarez


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1 February 1946 (Argentina)  »

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1.37 : 1
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A platinum-blonde upper-class Argentinian woman and her two lovers
19 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Florence Marly-s voice is dubbed by a too dull and over-dramatic Argentinian actress, but anyway she gets away bringing a much needed film-noir femme fatale touch to her character. Although it is difficult to evaluate her acting, she seems to manage good enough with her unoriginal character, and some close-ups show her ravishingly beautiful. Her main suitor is played by Sebastian Chiola, who has got an obscure past and suspected of a murder. Anyway he is Isabel's (Florence Marly) main love interest. Yet, there is another good-looking, younger, and also moustached suitor who for a while entices Isabel, but ends up dying in a duel with his rival. Against all odds, and social ill reputation, the surviving suitor goes to live in the huge bourgeois Patagonian mansion, in which Isabel, her sister, and a greedy aunt - who hates the ill-reputed lover - inhabit. The plot is too melodramatic but entertaining. Despite the very lousy VHS copy I managed to see (which is now "miraculously" available in youtube), photography, setting, I could notice value productions were very good and I hope one day a remastered copy will surface somehow and make justice to this interesting mix of Latin-melodrama with film noir touches. Florence Marly is actually convincing playing an Argentinian and rich woman with implied Norwegian origins, since the plot mentions a couple of experiences she had in her stays in the Nordic country. Hunky and elegant Carlos Thompson who later would also go-Hollywood has got a smaller role, as one of the friends in Isabel's parties and cocktails and other leisure activities. It is in sum a tragic love story (a couple of tortured lovers with lots of regrets and stress) with an apparently conventional ending which actually came out as a bit surprising for what it revealed about one of the characters.

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