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Aventurera (1950)

| Drama, Musical | 1951 (USA)
Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to ... See full summary »

Director:

Alberto Gout

Writers:

Álvaro Custodio (story), Álvaro Custodio (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ninón Sevilla ... Elena Tejero / Elena Montez
Tito Junco ... Lucio Sáenz / El Guapo
Andrea Palma ... Rosaura de Cervera
Rubén Rojo ... Mario Cervera
Miguel Inclán ... Rengo
Jorge Mondragón Jorge Mondragón ... Pacomio Rodríguez
Maruja Grifell Maruja Grifell ... Consuelo Tejero
Luis López Somoza ... Ricardo Cervera
María Gentil Arcos ... Petra, Rosaura's maid
Miguel Manzano ... El Rana
Pedro Vargas ... Self - Singer
Ana María González Ana María González ... Self - Singer
Arturo Soto Ureña Arturo Soto Ureña ... (as Arturo Soto Urena)
Los Panchos ... Themselves - Musicians (as Trío Los Panchos)
Los Angeles del Infierno Los Angeles del Infierno ... Themselves - Orchestra
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Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to dinner with "Pretty Boy" Lucio, but he drugs her champagne and sells her to Rosaura, who runs a brothel out of her nightclub. Elena becomes a sensation as a dancer, but all the while she nurtures plans of revenge against those who have conspired against her. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Aventurera
Sung by Pedro Vargas and Ana María González
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A musical gem
20 October 2005 | by randy_abroadSee all my reviews

I hope no one adds to that excellent plot summary, because the less you know about the story going into it, the better this movie is. I only wanted to add that one of the delights of "Aventurera" is that it features several of the best singers and musicians of Mexico in that era, beginning with the title song by Agustín Lara.

I didn't rate the movie because I think it's in a class of its own. I know there are other related films in the noir+musical vein, but in terms of talent and plot twists, there is nothing quite like "Aventurera."

And ¡Brava! for Ninón Sevilla. I just learned from this site (10 Oct 05) that she is still alive, and still working.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maison de rendez-vous See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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