In rural Mexico, when a young boy's parents are killed, he is raised by a farm worker and the town's barman, who instills a desire of vengeance in him, and as an adult he romances a young woman who is going to marry a rich man to save her father from financial ruin.Written by
This Ranchera movie has certain recurring ingredients found in other 1940's era Mexican movies about Charros (Mexican Cowboys): rodeo contests, cock fighting, fist fights, and lots of serenading of women. I'm not a big fan of Negrete but this is a pretty good movie, although it's predictable. There are good comedic touches, courtesy of Chaflan, Negrete's sidekick, and "Mala Suerte" (Badluck), who joins them on their adventures. There's a lot of melodrama, shoot outs, and A LOT of local color and singing. I recommend this as a good introduction to the Ranchera movie genre that swept through Mexico beginning with "Allá en el Rancho Grande" in 1936. This genre celebrated Mexican rural life and customs.
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