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Emilio Fernández

Maria Candelaria

Edition 1993
76' - 1944 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Emilio Fernández With: Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán, Rafael Icardo
This passionate melodrama about a flower-seller whose poor fiancé steals quinine to cure her and so precipitates their doom, first brought Mexican cinema to international attention. Dolores del Rio's image helped but it was news of Eisenstein at work in Mexico that had inspired its director, 'Indio' Fernandez, to return from exile (in Hollywood) and found an authentic Mexican cinema. He succeeded - and Eisenstein would have been proud. (National Film Theatre)

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Credits

Director

Emilio Fernández

With

Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán, Rafael Icardo

Scenario

Emilio Fernández, Mauricio Magdaleno

Producer

Agustín J. Fink

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Mexico

Year

1944

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