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Aventurera (1950)

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 »

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Alberto Gout

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Álvaro Custodio (story), Álvaro Custodio (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ninón Sevilla ... Elena Tejero / Elena Montez
Tito Junco ... Lucio Sáenz / El Guapo
Andrea Palma ... Rosaura de Cervera
Rubén Rojo ... Mario Cervera
Miguel Inclán ... Rengo
Jorge Mondragón Jorge Mondragón ... Pacomio Rodríguez
Maruja Grifell Maruja Grifell ... Consuelo Tejero, Elena's mother
Luis López Somoza ... Ricardo Cervera
María Gentil Arcos ... Petra, Rosaura's maid
Miguel Manzano Miguel Manzano ... El Rana
Armando Osório Armando Osório
Pedro Vargas ... Himself - Singer
Ana María González Ana María González ... Herself - Singer
Arturo Soto Urena Arturo Soto Urena
Los Panchos Los Panchos ... Themselves - Music group (as Trío Los Panchos)
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Storyline

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 dinner with "Pretty Boy" Lucio, but he drugs her champagne and sells her to Rosaura, who runs a brothel out of her nightclub. Elena becomes a sensation as a dancer, but all the while she nurtures plans of revenge against those who have conspired against her. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Drama | Musical

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maison de rendez-vous See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Aventurera
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Besame, Aventurera!
21 May 2007 | by andrabemSee all my reviews

"Aventurera" is a very good melodrama - meaning a drama spiced with musical numbers. But the drama turned, with the passing of time, into comedy. Well, anyway by seeing the picture I had the feeling that the actors were not really taking their part so seriously; what I mean is that it felt like they were having fun - the melodrama with its conventions, its stock characters and innumerable twists, had no surprises in store for them.

"Aventurera" has so many and such fantastic twists, right from the beginning, that is absolutely hilarious. The plot, as such, borders on the incredible, the coincidences abound - one is almost reminded of Buñuel. The objective of the film is naturally to entertain and for doing it, everything is allowed. The only thing demanded of the public was a complete suspension of disbelief and they were only too happy to comply.

The stereotyped roles presented by "Aventurera" demanded a stylized interpretation, so the film is a melodrama with a light touch - it tells a tragic story sprinkled with musical numbers. It entertains and thrills; the acting is not hysterical, on the contrary one could say that it's almost good-humored. Is this a contradiction? No, it isn't. The film woks well - it just tells a sad story with a smile on the eyes. And here enters the heroine.

Niñon Sevilla is wonderful - I'm not speaking of her acting qualities, because good acting was not demanded for her character and would only spoil the film. Niñon Sevilla is beautiful and full of charisma and charm. Her presence fills the screen. She's a naive, naughty and sensual woman - she really shines! One can say that the film is carried by her. But it would be unjust not to mention other actors such as Tito Junco (El Guapo), Andrea Palma (Rosaura) and Miguel Inclan (Ringo). One can detect a feeling of camaraderie among the actors throughout the film.

There's a musical number where Niñon Sevilla, dressed as Carmen Miranda, sings "Chiquita Bacana" in Portuguese! "Aventurera" is a really good film - it's a melodrama like no other. You'll laugh your belly out and Niñon Sevilla will charm your weary eyes.


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