Landowner Rodolfo Peñalver insists in bringing his pregnant wife Blanca to his hacienda. Blanca's pregnancy is high-risk since she's had previous miscarriages and is recovering from the ... See full summary »
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Lolita Alvarez ...
 Chana (3 episodes, 1970)
Ivonne Attas ...
 Silvia Zamora (3 episodes, 1970)
José Bardina ...
 Juan Pablo Peñalver (3 episodes, 1970)
Eva Blanco ...
 Blanca (3 episodes, 1970)
Hilda Breer ...
 Tia Sara (3 episodes, 1970)
Caridad Canelón ...
 Florcita (3 episodes, 1970)
Orángel Delfín ...
 Marcos Malaver (3 episodes, 1970)
Elena Fariaz
(3 episodes, 1970)
Lupita Ferrer ...
 Esmeralda Rivera (3 episodes, 1970)
Cristina Fontana ...
 Chana (3 episodes, 1970)
Humberto García ...
 Dr.Jorge Lazcano (3 episodes, 1970)
Sonia Glenn
(3 episodes, 1970)
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 Sister Piedad (3 episodes, 1970)
Martha Lancaste
(3 episodes, 1970)
Martín Lantigua ...
 Bobo Alipio (3 episodes, 1970)
Esperanza Magaz ...
 Dominga (3 episodes, 1970)
José Oliva ...
 Trinidad (3 episodes, 1970)
...
 Rogelio Peñalver (3 episodes, 1970)
Ada Riera ...
 Graciela Peñalver (3 episodes, 1970)
Soraya Sanz
(3 episodes, 1970)
Aura Sulbaran
(3 episodes, 1970)
Néstor Zavarce ...
 Adrian Lucero (3 episodes, 1970)
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Landowner Rodolfo Peñalver insists in bringing his pregnant wife Blanca to his hacienda. Blanca's pregnancy is high-risk since she's had previous miscarriages and is recovering from the measles. During a stormy night, Blanca goes into labor. When the local doctor can't be found, midwife Dominga is called and together with servant, Chana, they deliver a dead baby girl. Gazing at the unconscious Blanca, Dominga comments how unfair life is since she's just delivered a healthy baby boy to a poor widow who has died in childbirth. Chana comes up with the idea of passing the little orphan as Blanca's baby. After the deed is done, Chana gives Dominga Blanca's set of emerald earrings as payment for her silence. Although Rodolfo is ecstatic with his bouncing son, Chana can't help but tell her mistress the truth. Blanca is distraught to know her daughter is dead, but goes along with the pretense since she's grown fond of the new baby. It takes many years before the Peñalvers return to the ... Written by www.vencor.narod.ru

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Unforgettable!
27 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first version of Esmeralda (the second one is Topacio from 1985; the third one is Esmeralda from 1997). Despite cardboard sets and black-and-white film, Esmeralda's story sucks you in from the first chapter. Lupita Ferrer is beautiful as the title character and plays blind very well; Jose Bardina is very handsome as Juan Pablo, the leading man; Adita Riera is excellent as the tragic Graciela. Esmeralda is a wild country girl who surprisingly knows her way around the woods, despite being blind. Juan Pablo is the newly graduated doctor from a wealthy family who falls for her. Graciela is his fiancée - and also his first cousin - but though they care for each other, they are not in love. Graciela falls for the ranch hand (despite herself and to her mother's deep discontent). Graciela's domineering mother will bring tragic consequences - her story does not have a happy ending. Esmeralda is original and so good it has been remade twice. Though IMHO the best version is the 1997 Esmeralda (better cinematography and color, of course), this is a very good production for its time.


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