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Aventurera (1950)

| Drama, Musical | 1951 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Alberto Gout

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Álvaro Custodio (story), Álvaro Custodio (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Featured in Cinema de Lágrimas (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Zig-Zig-Bum
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Choreographed by Ninón Sevilla and Julián de Meriche
Danced by Ninón Sevilla
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A camp classic
23 July 2005 | by nick-1001See all my reviews

The best known in a series of lurid "Rumbera" films, a genre peculiar to Mexican Cinema which combines noir and musical numbers, and usually takes place in the underworld of nightclubs and gangsters. Starring Cuban actress Ninón Sevilla and directed by Alberto Gout who directed her in other similar films with names such as "Perdida" and "Sensualidad". Over the top photography and acting has to be seen to be believed. The image of the star in her "pineapple hat" is memorable. A campy stage show was created in the 1990's based on the film and is still running today in Mexico City. The great Andrea Palma appears in her later, matronly, manifestation as the "madam".


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