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Salón México (1949)

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 »

Director:

Emilio Fernández

Writers:

Emilio Fernández (story and adaptation), Mauricio Magdaleno (story and adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marga López ... Mercedes Gómez
Miguel Inclán ... Lupe López
Rodolfo Acosta ... Paco
Roberto Cañedo Roberto Cañedo ... Roberto
Mimí Derba Mimí Derba ... Señora directora
Carlos Múzquiz Carlos Múzquiz ... Dueño cabaret
Fanny Schiller ... Señorita prefecta
Estela Matute Estela Matute ... Cabaretera; Amante de Paco
Silvia Derbez ... Beatriz Gómez (as Sylvia Derbez)
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Storyline

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 by Mercedes. Obviously, young Beatriz doesn't know about her sister's job. Troubles begin when Mercedes wins a danzon contest with Paco (Acosta), her pimp. Paco refuses to share the prize with Mercedes, so she steals the money when he's sleeping. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 February 1949 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Mujer Mala See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Version of Salón México (1996) See more »

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Salon Mexico, focuses on a love triangle among the main characters.
10 December 2016 | by ditanieljohnsonSee all my reviews

Salon Mexico, which is a Mexican melodrama is starred by Marga Lopez, who plays Mercedes in this film. Mercedes is a b-girl that dances for money to support her sister in boarding school. As Marga performs astoundingly throughout the film her support with the other actors help her performance even that much more amazing. Miguel Inclan as Lupe Lopez falls in love with Mercedes who he drools over as she walks by him daily as a resident to an apartment where he is the doorman. During the opening scenes Mercedes and Paco are dancing to for money a cash prize and trophy. Mercedes and Paco agree on terms, in which she leaves with the money and Paco with trophy however, the opposite happens when Paco takes the money instead. Later in the night Mercedes goes back to steal the money back from him while he is asleep. When Mercedes escapes and returns to her apartment she leaves behind her wallet, in which Lupe Lopez is to return to her. This movie has a classic romantic love triangle, in which enabled through male macho and trying to understand what it means to be a Mexican woman. At the time of this film's release it is surrounded by the post-revolutionary Mexico. This film just like the other films like it are embedded into finding gender roles among Mexican people.


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