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Caballo prieto azabache (1968)

Jesus is a horse breeder, providing the federals and the revolutionists with horses during the revolution, trying his best to steer clear of politics of which he has little interest. ... See full summary »

Director:

René Cardona

Writers:

Rafael García Travesi (story and screenplay), René Cardona (technical screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Antonio Aguilar ... Jesús Aguilar
Flor Silvestre ... Genoveva Larios
Jaime Fernández ... Rodolfo Fierro
Jorge Russek ... El Coyote
Jessica Munguía Jessica Munguía ... Martina Arango
Guillermo Rivas Guillermo Rivas ... Daniel
Tito Novaro Tito Novaro ... Coronel Jiménez
José Luis Moreno José Luis Moreno ... Hipólito Arango
José Eduardo Pérez José Eduardo Pérez ... Juan
Pascual García Peña Pascual García Peña ... Pueblerino
Victorio Blanco Victorio Blanco ... General Velasco
Víctor Velázquez Víctor Velázquez ... Emeterio Leyva
José Luis Fernández José Luis Fernández ... Jacinto (as Jose Luis Fernandez 'Bigotes')
Alejandro Reyna Alejandro Reyna ... Plácido López (as Alejandro Reyna 'Tío Plácido')
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Jesus is a horse breeder, providing the federals and the revolutionists with horses during the revolution, trying his best to steer clear of politics of which he has little interest. Meanwhile Jesus' heart is set on two things; a wild stallion 'Prieto Azabache' and a beautiful singer named 'Genoveva Alarios'. He pursues both but after being rejected by Genoveva decides to settle for the horse as a companion. Later, he gets into trouble for supplying horses to both the revolutionists and the federals and has to face the prospect of execution. Yet little did he know that previously through an act of kindness, he had saved the life of young Pancho Villa, formerly known as Doreteo Arango, which in turn gave Villa the same opportunity to spare Jesus' life. They later become great friends and Villa permits Jesus to carry on breeding horses providing he also works for him temporarily as his spy. Villa secretly plans to pair together his two most loyal spies: Jesus and the other spy who turns... Written by Charlotte Manning and Katy Gorman

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Las emocionantes hazañas del hombre que le salvó la vida a Pancho Villa (The exciting exploits of the man who saved the life of Pancho Villa)

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 February 1968 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

La tumba de Villa See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Connections

Remade as The Death of Pancho Villa (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

El Prieto Azabache
Written by José Albarrán
Performed by Antonio Aguilar
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Enjoyable film portraying one man's experience of the Mexican revolution
26 March 2009 | by jessw95See all my reviews

This is an easygoing and enjoyable film based on one mans life during the Mexican revolution, rather than a focus on the battle between the Federales and the revolutionaries. This should be interesting to watch as it should gives us a broader perspective of what the everyday citizen had to deal with during the that traumatic time, however Aguilar has given us a prolonged interpretation of a man's life and the love for his horse and woman, which lacks originality. Nevertheless, a rather comical view can be taken on this film, with its melodramatic long-shots of the characters faces entwined with dramatic music, and the over-exaggerated use of diegetic music. Also adding to the comedy are the somewhat illiterate subtitles. All in all this film projects comedy as well as corruption and trauma thus making it an overall realistic projection of the revolution.


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