"Los tres vivales" was co-written by one of Mexico's best writers, Luis Spota, and it shows. The movie is a fun parody of the Ranchera movies of Mexico. Ranchera movies were a wildly popular genre of movie that swept through Mexico beginning in 1936 with "Allé en el Rancho Grande" by Fernando Fuentes. The recipe in these movies is a lot of fancy dressed charros (Mexican cowboys), singing, rodeo performances, the pursuit of women, and fist fights. "Los tres vivales" is a hilarious, cartoonish parody of these movies. The three heroes are fast talking, witty, famous charros and gunmen. It is not available in subtitles but if you know Spanish be ready for machine gun fast witticisms and banter. The main actors are really charming, especially Eduardo González (Piporro.) You won't see a wittier Ranchera movie than this one.
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