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Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 1962 (Mexico)
Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all things someday to be chosen mayordomio of his village, a place of great honor usually ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Ánimas Trujano (as Toshiro Mifune)
... Juana
... Catalina
Pepe Romay ... Pedrito (as Pepito Romay)
Titina Romay ... Dorotea
Amado Zumaya ... Compadre
José Chávez ... Brujo
Luis Aragón ... Tendero
Juan Carlos Pulido ... Belarmino
Magda Monzón
Jaime J. Pons ... Carrizo
... Criton
... El Español
... Tadeo
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Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all things someday to be chosen mayordomio of his village, a place of great honor usually conferred upon the wealthiest and most respected citizens. Animas has a loyal wife, but cheats on her and gambles away every cent they raise. Chances arise for Animas to turn over a new leaf and even hope realistically for the honor of mayordomio. But will Animas behave responsibly enough to take advantage of these opportunities? Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Important Man  »

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This is one of star Flor Silvestre's favorite films. She feels that working with Toshirô Mifune was a great honor and one of the best moments in her career. See more »

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Featured in Flor Silvestre: Su destino fue querer (2015) See more »

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BRAVO!
24 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film. A beautifully produced and acted morality tale that should not be missed. Only Mifune could make such a sleezy, slimey and morally corrupt character into an attractive and sympathetic hero. He is totally believable as a drunken and abusive Mexican Indian. This characterization could have become a cartoonish stereotype in the hands of a lesser talent, but Mifune brings dignity and charisma to a very un-sympathetic hero.


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