(1951) Written and directed by Emilio Fernández. Ninón Sevilla, Rodolfo Acosta, Tito Junco. (85 min.) DCP courtesy of Olympusat Inc. and Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia. In Spanish with English subtitles.
A fiery cabaret dancer rescues a baby from a garbage bin and decides to raise him, against the wishes of her zoot-suited pimp. A postwar cabaret noir, the film showcases the Afro-Caribbean music of Mambo King Perez Prado and popular singer Pedro Vargas. One of the greatest films of Mexico’s Golden Age.
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