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Doña Bárbara (1943)

A young lawyer and owner of a great property in the interior of Venezuela tríes to recover its control in the name of the law, fighting against his neighbour, a powerful, seductive and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Fernando de Fuentes, Miguel M. Delgado (co-director)

Writers:

Rómulo Gallegos (novel), Rómulo Gallegos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Félix ... Doña Bárbara
Julián Soler Julián Soler ... Santos Luzardo
María Elena Marqués ... Marisela Barquero
Andrés Soler Andrés Soler ... Lorenzo Barquero
Charles Rooner Charles Rooner ... Don Guillermo
Agustín Isunza Agustín Isunza ... Juan Primito
Miguel Inclán ... Melquiades
Eduardo Arozamena Eduardo Arozamena ... Melesio Sandoval
Antonio R. Frausto Antonio R. Frausto ... Antonio Sandoval
Pedro Galindo Pedro Galindo ... Nieves
Paco Astol Paco Astol ... Mujiquita
Arturo Soto Rangel ... Coronel Pernalete
Manuel Dondé ... Carmelito López
Felipe Montoya Felipe Montoya ... Balbino Paiba
Luis Jiménez Morán Luis Jiménez Morán ... Pajarote
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A young lawyer and owner of a great property in the interior of Venezuela tríes to recover its control in the name of the law, fighting against his neighbour, a powerful, seductive and misterious lady named Doña Barbara, learning in the process that the only chance to win is by playing on Doña's rules. Written by mmontoya-781-420204

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Bad Woman of the Pampas

Genres:

Drama | Western

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 September 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Dona Bárbara, a Dominadora de Homens See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Perhaps the best movie I have ever seen
20 August 2005 | by Andres CardenasSee all my reviews

I have just seen this movie for the 12-15th time and I still find something extraordinarily fascinating every time I watch it. This movie is based on a novel by Venezuela's Romulo Gallegos one of Latin America best writer. The movie is so profound, because you can see so many aspects of the human being in it. You can find hate, witchcraft, religion, love, impotency and repentance, mainly because of the ignorance of people. This movie develops in the great Venezuela Savannahs, where the law of the stronger prevailed. The dialogs, so strong and captivating, are possible due to Gallegos very strong command of the Spanish Language and the slang of the peasants of that region. As I have mentioned before for a couple of other movies, this one is best appreciated if you understand Spanish. I may see it again another dozen times, and I am sure I would still enjoy it, as I hope you may too. This movie is officially rated as the 75th in importance in the Mexican Cinematography, to which I TOTALLY DISAGREE. It should be in the top 10.


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