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La diosa arrodillada (1947)

A artist model who leads the ever hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent, blue-eyed wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation which include a stop at seedy Panamanian nightclub.

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Roberto Gavaldón

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Edmundo Báez (collaboration), Alfredo B. Crevenna (collaboration) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
María Félix ... Raquel Serrano
Arturo de Córdova ... Antonio Ituarte
Rosario Granados ... Elena (as Charito Granados)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Nacho Gutiérrez
Carlos Martínez Baena Carlos Martínez Baena ... Esteban (as Carlos M. Baena)
Rafael Alcayde Rafael Alcayde ... Demetrio
Eduardo Casado Eduardo Casado ... Licenciado Jiménez
Luis Mussot Luis Mussot ... Dr. Vidaurri
Carlos Villarías ... Juez
Natalia Gentil Arcos Natalia Gentil Arcos ... María
Paco Martínez Paco Martínez ... Villarreal
Rogelio Fernández Rogelio Fernández ... Marinero
Alfredo Varela padre Alfredo Varela padre ... Juez registro civil
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A artist model who leads the ever hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent, blue-eyed wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation which include a stop at seedy Panamanian nightclub.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 August 1947 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

A Deusa Ajoelhada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Panamerican Films S.A. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wonderful overwrought melodrama from Mexico's Golden Age

Maria Felix, the archetypical Mexican movie star, plays one of her bad/good girl roles, with elements of the characters played by Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck and even Marlene Dietrich. (she sings a song by her then husband, the famous composer,Augustine Lara). Arturo de Cordova's tortured lover is reminiscent of his role in Buñuel's Exterminating Angel. There's some extraordinary photography , stylized sets (the furniture designer gets a credit) and outrageous dresses for La Doña, as Maria Felix is still known in Mexico. It's definitely one of the styles that Buñuel expanded in his early Mexican films like the 1955 "Ensayo de un crimen."


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