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 »
Dolores del Rio,
Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people ... See full summary »
María Elena Marqués,
Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Her younger sister Beatriz (Derbez) studies in an expensive private school, paid ... See full summary »
Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to ... See full summary »
The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by ... See full summary »
Fernando de Fuentes
Antonio R. Frausto,
An unstable young woman escapes from a reformatory for very, very wayward girls and deceptively finds shelter in the kind home of a frighteningly nice and decent family. Little by little, ... See full summary »
Víctor Manuel Mendoza
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »
Many movie critics, believe this is Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez best film. Up till then all his movies photographed by Gabriel Figueroa, just like this one, had had a very generous budget, where the aesthetics were a very important part of his movies. In this one, due to the crisis in the Cinematographic Mexican Industry, there were not enough means for this. Fernandez had to use the dialogs in a wiser manner. This movie is the story of a former prisoner that comes back to his hometown to look for his longlife love who is now living in the outskirts of town bearing a baby, product from a violation by the Town's leading "citizen". In a way, we could say that this movie was inspired in the John Ford's Westerns, which Fernandez admired. The leading actress, Columba Dominguez was given this movie, mainly because she was Fernandez' mistress and it was a good choice, this is considered the 13th movie in importance in Mexico's history. In 1977 Fernandez made a very poor second version of his movie now called Mexico Norte which was not anywhere near the first version.
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