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Valente Quintero (1973)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Western | 12 April 1973 (Mexico)
Two best friends tragically fall in love with the same woman.



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Cast overview:
... Valente Quintero
Saby Kamalich ... Leonor Carrillo
Narciso Busquets ... Atanasio Pizarro
... Elvira Peña (as Sara Garcia)
Eleazar García ... Chelelo (as Eleazar Garcia 'Chelelo')
Cornelio Reyna ... Cornelio
La Prieta Linda ... Carmen (as Enriqueta Jimenez 'La Prieta Linda')
Alejandro Reyna ... Doctor Plácido (as Alejandro Reyna 'Tio Placido')
Salvador Sánchez ... Capitán carrancista (as Salvador Sanchez)
Vicky Roig ... Mujer turista
Paco Sañudo ... Procopio (as Paco Sanudo)
... Rafaela


Two best friends tragically fall in love with the same woman.

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12 April 1973 (Mexico)  »

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(Klangfilm) (uncredited)


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One of two films, the other one being La yegua colorada (1973), destined to revive the "ranchera" film genre. Both films were directed by Mario Hernández. See more »


Valente Quintero: [talking with Leonor about Carmen] You can leave her for the night, she's not that bad!
Carmen: I will not stay with this man! People would gossip about it.
Valente Quintero: Wait a minute, don't run like a deer! I said you are not bad in terms of a nurse.
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Referenced in Machete (2010) See more »


Paloma Querida
Written by José Alfredo Jiménez.
Performed by Antonio Aguilar.
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Excellent Mexican Revolution drama, intended to revive the "Golden Age" of Mexican Cinema.
3 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

With the distinction of being Mario Hernández's first released film (his debut film "La yegua colorada" had been filmed before this one but was released a little later in 1973), "Valente Quintero" is an excellent film about the Mexican Revolution, although it also takes place during the post-Mexican Revolution period. The epic battle scene in the beginning is very noteworthy. This drama is illuminated by its all-star cast: special performances by Saby Kamalich, Narciso Busquets, Sara García, Cornelio Reyna, Enriqueta Jiménez, and Flor Silvestre really emote comedy and entertainment to this film. Meanwhile, the main and typical stars (e.g. Antonio Aguilar, Eleazar García, Alejandro Reyna) also give great performances, especially Alejandro Reyna who in this film portrays a stoic but amusing drunkard doctor; an interesting contrast to his past roles as the comic sidekick of Antonio Aguilar. The film is produced and co-written by Antonio Aguilar. "Valente Quintero" premiered in various Mexico City movie theaters on April 12, 1973 and screenings remained for six weeks, a moderately good box-office hit.

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