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Smiles of the City (1963)

La risa de la ciudad (original title)
| Drama | 1964 (USA)
The underside of Mexico City: street performers, factory workers, a drunk, an old man with civic pride, a pickpocket, and others live and interact in a shantytown near the Basilica of Our ... See full summary »

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(story and adaptation) (as Francisco Cordova), (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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José Elías Moreno
Joaquín Cordero
Alma Delia Fuentes
Julio Alemán
David Silva
Fanny Schiller
Aarón Hernán
Valentín Trujillo
Pancho Córdova
Félix González
Pascual García Peña
Rosa Lilia Fuentes
Inés Murillo
Carlos Mendez
Burdette Zea
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The underside of Mexico City: street performers, factory workers, a drunk, an old man with civic pride, a pickpocket, and others live and interact in a shantytown near the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Techo, the old man, longs to reconnect to his abandoned son; Beto, the robust son, is in love with Lita, but not married to her although she's pregnant. Government authorities see the shantytown residents as lazy and immoral; the residents celebrate their own love of family, communal spirit, and life's possibilities. Can responsibility also win out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rire de la ville  »

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Lo Juro
Written by Carlos Gómez Barrera
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