A needy and alcoholic woman, but a quite talented singer, rejects her life's opportunity made by a famous crooner. Later, she discovers that, in fact, she is a wealthy marchioness and receives a visit of her daughter from Argentina.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Payares / La Marquesa
Pedro Vargas / Cantante
Armando Sáenz ...
Edgardo Pinkerton
Bárbara Gil ...
María Cristina
Agustín Isunza ...
Francisco Xavier Burros / El Conde
Consuelo Guerrero de Luna ...
Sra. Pinkerton
Jaime Jiménez Pons ...
Carlitos / Reintegro
Guillermo Samperio ...
El Mil Modos
Sr. Montes
Florencio Castelló ...
El Tortugo
Gustavo Rivero ...
El Soberano
Ivonne Adoree ...
Juana la criada
Francisco Ledesma ...
El Silencioso
Ángel Infante ...
Juan Pulido ...
El apoderado


La Marquesa (Libertad Lamarque) is a needy woman who lives in the street. She's always drunk, but she has a great voice and sings to pedestrians at nights in order to earn some money. One night, a famous singer, Pedro Vargas (himself), offers her the opportunity of making a live TV presentation. But La Marquesa is to drunk to see the importance of the offer and she simply rejects it. Next day, La Marquesa is put in jail because she breaks into a residence, trying to get a letter from her daughter. After spent some time in jail, along with other needy women, La Marquesa gets out from jail thanks to the kindness of a young man, who finds out that the woman is in fact an authentic marchioness, named Cristina Payarés. Time later, Cristina, now become a wealthy woman, lives in a residence and receives the visit of her daughter from Argentina with some news: she's going to get marry. It won't be easy for Cristina to accept her daughter's fiancé and things got complicated because the police ... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Release Date:

22 March 1951 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

A Marquesa do Bairro  »

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1.37 : 1
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