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María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944)

Approved | | Romance, Drama | 11 September 1944 (USA)
In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple ... See full summary »

Director:

Emilio Fernández
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dolores del Rio ... María Candelaria
Pedro Armendáriz ... Lorenzo Rafael
Alberto Galán Alberto Galán ... El Pintor
Margarita Cortés Margarita Cortés ... Lupe
Miguel Inclán ... Don Damian
Beatriz Ramos Beatriz Ramos ... Reporter
Rafael Icardo ... Priest
Julio Ahuet Julio Ahuet ... Jose Alfonso
Lupe del Castillo Lupe del Castillo ... Bone-doctor (as Guadalupe del Castillo)
Lupe Inclán Lupe Inclán ... Gossip
Salvador Quiroz Salvador Quiroz ... Judge
Nieves Nieves ... Model
Elda Loza Elda Loza ... Model
Lupe Garnica Lupe Garnica ... Model
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Storyline

In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple faces the greed of Mr. Damian, the town's shop owner who secretly desires Maria. When Maria falls sick with Malaria, Lorenzo Rafael steals a quinine bottle from Damian's shop, unleashing tragedy for the lovers. Written by Raul Ortega

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Plot Keywords:

mexican | native american | See All (2) »

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Una sublime historia de amor

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Portrait of Maria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films Mundiales See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in La verdadera historia de Barman y Droguin (1991) See more »

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A LOVELY Mexican MOVIE
9 May 2009 | by mag7belaSee all my reviews

To put it simply, it's brilliant: the direction by Emilio Fernández, the black and white photo by Gabriel Figueroa, the music by Francisco Dominguez and not least the acting by the legendary stars Dolores del Rio and Pedro Armendáriz. I think this film is the top peak in the career of Emilio Fernández, even if he made many other movie classics like Enamorada, Flor Silvestre or La Perla. Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) is perhaps a Cinema Classic most people have been searching for but never found. And there are English subtitles. I am wondering why this movie never comes to discussion when film people make lists about the Best Movie of the Century. Think it's a kind of mystery.


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