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Nosotros los pobres (1948)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1948 (USA)
Nosotros Los Pobres stars Pedro Infante as a carpenter whose entire family must work together to clear his name after he is charged with a murder..

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Ismael Rodríguez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pedro Infante ... Jose del Toro, 'Pepe el toro'
Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' ... Chachita (as Evita Muñoz)
Carmen Montejo ... Yolanda, la Tísica
Blanca Estela Pavón Blanca Estela Pavón ... Celia 'La Chorreada'
Miguel Inclán ... Don Pilar
Rafael Alcayde Rafael Alcayde ... Lic. Montes
Katy Jurado ... La que se levanta tarde
María Gentil Arcos ... La Paralítica
Delia Magaña ... La Tostada
Amelia Wilhelmy ... Malena, la Guayaba (as Amelia Wilhelmi)
Pedro de Urdimalas Pedro de Urdimalas ... Topillos
Ricardo Camacho Ricardo Camacho ... Planillas
Lidia Franco Lidia Franco ... Doña Merenciana, la portera (as Lucila Franco)
Jorge Arriaga Jorge Arriaga ... Ledo
Abel Cureño Abel Cureño ... El Pinocho (as Abel Asencio)
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Storyline

Two kids take a book from a trash can. They begin to read the story of a poor neighborhood in Mexico City. Carpenter Pepe "El Toro" (Infante) lives with his daughter Chachita (Munoz) and woos pretty "Chorreada" (Pavon). Around them, a group of fellows live their lives in many ways: a pair of always-drunk women known as "La Tostada" (The Toast) and "La Guayaba" (The Guava); a beautiful woman (Jurado) who always oversleeps; a hooker with pneumonia (La Tisica) with a dark past. Tragedy comes when Pepe is falsely accused of robbery and sent to the jail. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We the Poor See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Una familia de diez: Cuando llego el abuelo (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Ni hablar mujer
Music by Manuel Esperón
Lyrics by Pedro de Urdimalas
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The most famous film in Mexico
23 July 2005 | by nick-1001See all my reviews

Starred the great Pedro Infante and created the archetype "Pepe el Toro", the urban working class hero. It was an attempt to depict and dignify with some degree of reality the working class poor of Mexico City, several years before the more sophisticated (and pessimistic) Los Ovidados was made. Featured the young Katy Jurado as the neighborhood tramp and Carmen Montejo as the dying sister. Co-star Blanca Estela Pavón was killed shortly after filming the sequel "Ustedes los Ricos", and Evita Muñoz, the little girl, is still known today as "Chachita", her name in the movie. This is the best known and beloved film in all of Mexican cinema, not unlike "It's A Wonderful Life" is in the USA. A film that while melodramatic, holds up today and is artfully done, and must be viewed with an understanding of its social context.


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