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The Road of Life (1956)

El camino de la vida (original title)
| Drama | 1957 (USA)
Portrait of the lives of marginalized children in Mexico City, through three juvenile criminals. One killed his stepfather to protect his mother, another blinded his guardian to ward off ... See full summary »
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Mario Humberto Jiménez Pons Mario Humberto Jiménez Pons ... Chinampina (as Humberto Jiménez Pons)
Ignacio García Torres Ignacio García Torres ... Pedro
Rogelio 'Frijolitos' Jiménez Pons Rogelio 'Frijolitos' Jiménez Pons ... Frijolito (as Rogelio Jiménez Pons)
Mario Navarro Mario Navarro ... Luis (as Mario M. Navarro)
Miguel Manzano ... Pedro Romero
Rafael Estrada Rafael Estrada ... Señor director
Enrique Lucero ... Lic. José Gutiérrez
Roberto Meyer Roberto Meyer ... Don Panchito
Antonio Brillas Antonio Brillas ... Profesor Magaña
Manuel Vergara 'Manver' Manuel Vergara 'Manver' ... Don Nico
Inés Murillo Inés Murillo ... Mamá de Luis
Eufrosina García Eufrosina García ... Limosnera borrachita
Ismael Pérez Ismael Pérez ... El zancudo
Rafael González Rafael González
Eduardo Moreno Eduardo Moreno ... El chilindrina
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Portrait of the lives of marginalized children in Mexico City, through three juvenile criminals. One killed his stepfather to protect his mother, another blinded his guardian to ward off his abuses, and a third had to steal in order to eat.

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A RESPONSE TO 'LOS OLVIDADOS'?
19 August 2020 | by richardkassirSee all my reviews

An interesting take on children surviving and overcoming extreme poverty in Mexico. It's an almost opposite view taken by the more famous Mexican film 'Los Olvidados' (1950) and maybe it's deliberately so, because 'Los Olividados' which was made six years earlier and shows child abuse, violence and abandonment without relief, was viewed in many Countries. This film concentrates on the different stories of three basically 'good' boys who get into trouble because of their circumstances. The presentation of how they're saved by the good offices of hospital doctors and psychologists looks pretty ridiculous today and can be clearly seen as propaganda, but the outdoor filming makes the movie a fascinating and rare document of its time.


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Mexico

Language:

Spanish

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1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Weg ins Leben See more »

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1.37 : 1
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