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Tag Archives: Roberto Gavaldón
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. Read More »
Casanova, a young patriot in 18th-century Sicily, upon learning that his father and sister have been murdered Read More »
A poor, but very lucky man in the cock fighting, is hired by a rich man, but both are in love with the same woman. Read More »
En la palma de tu mano / In the Palm of Your Hand (1951) Roberto Gavaldón, Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, Ramón Gay, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jaime Karin is an astrologer, fortune teller and a scam artist, who uses his wife who works in an elegant beauty salon, to find out information on future wealthy clients Read More »
La diosa arrodillada / The Kneeling Goddess (1947) Roberto Gavaldón, María Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Rosario Granados, Crime, Drama, Mystery
A artist model who leads the ever hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent, blue-eyed wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation which include a stop at seedy Panamanian nightclub.
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The Littlest Outlaw (1955) Roberto Gavaldón, Pedro Armendáriz, Joseph Calleia, Rodolfo Acosta, Drama, Family
Filmed in Mexico, The Littlest Outlaw was produced for Walt Disney Studios by Larry Lansburgh, who’d previous turned out several of the best Disney live-action short subjects. The hero is ten-year-old Pablito (Andres Velasquez), the stepson of a mean-spirited horse trainer. Unable to abide the cruelties inflicted by his stepfather on a prize jumping horse, Pablito “liberates” the animal and runs away from home. Along the way, the boy and horse make the acquaintance of a kindly priest (Joseph Calleia). Worried that the padre will turn him over to the authorities, Pablito runs off again, and this time is separated from the horse. A band of gypsies capture the animal and sell him to a bullfight arena, where the horse is used to lure the bulls out of the pen. Pablito and the priest manage to rescue the horse and return it to its rightful owner, a powerful Mexican general (Pedro Armendariz). Fortunately, the general is a good-hearted soul, and it is he who paves the way for the film’s happy ending. Moderately successful at the box-office, The Littlest Outlaw soon became a mainstay of Disney’s many TV anthology series.
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La escondida / The Hidden One (1956) Roberto Gavaldón, María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Andrés Soler, Drama, Western, War
This classic from Mexican director Roberto Gavaldón is a harrowing drama about the Mexican Revolution. Based on the novel by Miguel N. Lira, LA ESCONDIDA is an unflinching look at the scope and consequences of that monumental conflict.
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La otra / The Other One (1946) Roberto Gavaldón, Dolores del Rio, Agustín Irusta, Víctor Junco, Crime, Drama, Mystery
The lovely Dolores Del Rio has an acting field day in the Mexican La Otra (The Other). Del Rio plays twin sisters, one the wife of a millionaire and the other a poverty-stricken manicurist. Seething with jealousy, the manicurist kills her wealthy sister and takes her place. Little does the “bad” sister know the mess she’s inherited from the “good” sister-who as it turns out wasn’t so good after all.
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