This version of "Angelitos Negros" is not as good as the 1948 version. It has the patina of poorly-produced early '70s film. However, its one great strength is the moving performance of Juanita Moore in the role of Mercé, the nanny of the prejudiced, grown-up Ana Luisa. The story of "Angelitos Negros" has similarities to Fannie Hurst's "Imitation of Life," and it is very interesting to witness Miss Moore's performance in this film since she received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her majestic performance in 1959's version of "Imitation of Life." Every star I've given in rating the film is for Miss Moore's performance alone.
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