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Macario (1960)

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 »

Director:

Roberto Gavaldón

Writers:

B. Traven (story "The Third Guest"), Emilio Carballido (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ignacio López Tarso ... Macario
Pina Pellicer ... Esposa de Macario
Enrique Lucero ... La muerte
Mario Alberto Rodríguez Mario Alberto Rodríguez ... Don Ramiro
José Gálvez ... El diablo
José Luis Jiménez José Luis Jiménez ... Dios
Eduardo Fajardo ... Virrey
Consuelo Frank ... Virreina
José Dupeyrón José Dupeyrón ... (as Jose Dupeiront)
Celia Tejeda Celia Tejeda ... Chona
Pepé y sus Marionetas Pepé y sus Marionetas
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Storyline

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 to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition. Written by Elladan <elladan@eskimo.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 June 1960 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Macario See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Macario visits Death at the Cave with the Candles, which each of them represent a human life, would inspire a similar scene on the animated film "The Book of Life" (2014). Both films use El Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) as a main theme. See more »

Connections

References Der müde Tod (1921) See more »

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An excellent Mexican film!!!!!!
18 September 2005 | by jaialaiSee all my reviews

One of the finest Mexican films I have ever seen. The casting is excellent as each character is perfect for the role chosen. The film will leave you feeling that justice eventually does prevail. I am pleased that Ignacio Lopez Tarso is still with us and still acting. It is a real shame that the actress playing his wife left us so soon. The wife's love for her husband is so evident in the film as she is totally unselfish. The actor playing death is superb and will never leave you. I wish I could find the names of the actors that played the members of the Court because I believe they may be from Spain and I would like to look up their other credits. I highly suggest for you to see this film!!!!


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