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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 »

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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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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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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Portrait of Maria See more »

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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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Referenced in Una familia de diez: El abuelo se va a morir (2007) See more »

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A very naked look at the poor classes of mid 20th Century Mexico
9 August 2005 | by andrescardenasgSee all my reviews

For the younger generations to see movies like this one, may seem that they are not real. They may imagine that the story being told was created by some sick mind. How can it be possible that human beings were so miserable? This story happens in what's now a suburb of Mexico City, but which at that time(early 1940's)was a little village by itself. The destiny of the poor people, specially if they were indians, was to live a life of misery. The few rich owners of the majority of the land and the resources in the area dictated what had to be done. If you were an Indian the situation was even worse. They decided, for their own benefit, the rules that had to be obeyed. If, like in this movie, one of those indians was a beautiful woman that was even worse for her, because she could be taken by the ruling class as a simple sex toy. If she would not accept this, she and anyone close to her would suffer all type of hardships. It is a beautifully told story that could have been a true one.


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