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In the Palm of Your Hand (1951)

En la palma de tu mano (original title)
A fortune teller blackmails a beautiful widow whose husband has recently died.

Director:

Roberto Gavaldón

Writers:

Luis Spota (story), José Revueltas (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arturo de Córdova ... Profesor Jaime Karin
Leticia Palma ... Ada Cisneros de Romano
Ramón Gay ... León Romano
Consuelo Guerrero de Luna ... Señorita Arnold
Enriqueta Reza Enriqueta Reza ... Carmelita
Manuel Arvide Manuel Arvide ... Inspector de policia (as Manuel Arbide)
Bertha Lehar Bertha Lehar ... Señora del Valle
Lonka Becker Lonka Becker ... Dueña de restaurante
José Arratia José Arratia ... Notario
Nicolás Rodríguez Nicolás Rodríguez ... Abogado
Guillermo Ramírez Guillermo Ramírez ... Policía
Ignacio García Ignacio García ... Organista
Carmen Montejo ... Clara Stein
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Storyline

Jaime Karin is an astrologer, fortune teller and a scam artist, who uses his wife who works in an elegant beauty salon, to find out information on future wealthy clients, through her he learns that a millionaire Vittorio Romano died shortly after learning of his wife's infidelity. Karin befriends the woman and learns that she and her lover murdered her husband, now the woman claims to love the astrologer and wants him to help her get rid of her lover. Written by anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 June 1951 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Castigo See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mier y Brooks See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The best Mexican Film Noir
23 September 2018 | by mg-arteaSee all my reviews

I don't know why this is not often considered a Film Noir, it has all the elements, it easily competes with the best Noir from France and US. A very well written story by Luis Spota and superbly directed by Roberto Gavaldón.


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