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Maria Candelaria (1944)

María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (original title)
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 ... 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 See more »

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Connections

Referenced in El amor no es ciego (1950) See more »

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this movie rocks!
8 March 2005 | by Beatles4LifeSee all my reviews

I saw this movie the other day, and I thought it was awesome. It never ceases to amaze me that there are good movies out there that don't have any computer animation or fancy lighting.

This movie is very simple but very powerful at the same time, not only in terms of lighting and stage work, but also in the manner in which "El Indio" portrayed María Candelaria and the other characters. The supporting characters also do a wonderful job of adding authenticity and support to the movie.

I highly recommend that you see this movie if you haven't already. Dolores del Río does an incredible job playing María Candelaria. Her interpretation of the story is excellent.


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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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