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Enamorada (1946)

During the Mexican Revolution, a macho rebel general falls in love with the independent-minded daughter of an aristocrat in the town he is occupying.


Emilio Fernández


Emilio Fernández (story and screenplay), Íñigo de Martino (story and screenplay)
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
María Félix ... Beatriz Peñafiel
Pedro Armendáriz ... Gen. José Juan Reyes
Fernando Fernández ... Padre Rafael Sierra
José Morcillo José Morcillo ... Carlos Peñafiel
Eduardo Arozamena Eduardo Arozamena ... Alcalde Joaquín Gómez
Miguel Inclán ... Capt. Bocanegra
Manuel Dondé ... Fidel Bernal
Eugenio Rossi Eugenio Rossi ... Eduardo Roberts
Norma Hill Norma Hill ... Rosa de Bernal
Juan García ... Capt. Quiñones
José Torvay ... Maestro Apolonio Sánchez
Pascual García Peña Pascual García Peña ... Merolico


In Mexican Revolution times, a guerrilla general (Armendáriz) and his troops take the conservative town of Cholula, near by Mexico City. As the revolutionaries mistreat the town's riches, Armendáriz falls for beautiful and wild Beatriz Peñafiel (María Félix), the daughter of one of the town's richest men. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Drama | Romance | War


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The ending sequence draws heavily from Morocco (1930). See more »


Inside the church office, there is a man in black reflected in the mirror behind the two leads. See more »


Referenced in Cerca del cielo (1994) See more »


Malagueña Salerosa
Sung by Trío Calaveras
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Guess who was the real "enamorada" of this movie?
28 September 2003 | by hawparks2See all my reviews

This might or not be a Mexican "Taming of the shrew", but certainly it's a classic from the Mexican golden era. Some might remember it as a Felix/Armendariz movie, but I can assure you it is a Fernandez/Figueroa movie for two reasons; "Enamorada" and "The Torch". By this time, Fernandez, Figueroa and Armendariz were already well known in Hollywood, not only because of their recent success of "Maria Candelaria" (with the former Hollywood star Dolores Del Rio) obvious reasons to bring a lot of attention. Maybe that's why it wasn't equally distributed and popularized in USA, perhaps someone fall in love with it, to the point of buying it and redo it in an English version. An English version that excluded Maria Felix, but included a former Mrs. Chaplin (who also produced) and Pedo Armendariz with some of the original crew, and Cholula and the volcanoes of Puebla in the background. But no matter what version you see first, this one is by far better, but not much more realistic, considering what was the reality of the Revolution years.

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Release Date:

2 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Fackel der Liebe See more »

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Production Co:

Panamerican Films S.A. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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