Santa (Tovar) is a beautiful and very humble young girl living in Chimalistac, a small and quiet spot south of the 1930's Mexico City. After Santa is cheated by arrogant soldier Marcelino (Reed), she's rejected by her family and friends and expelled of Chimalistac. Santa finds shelter in a whorehouse and becomes a cinic and bitter woman, mistreated by bullfighter "Jarameno" (Martinez Casado) and silently loved by blind pianist Hipolito (Orellana).
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Star Lupita Tovar
stated in a 2008 interview on NPR that she was 20 at the time this film was produced and had no idea what the film was going to be about, having only been told the title of the film. Therefore, believing the movie was about a saint, she readily agreed. See more