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The Devil Is a Woman (1950)

Doña Diabla (original title)
Angela "Doña Diabla" is a beautiful and rude woman who after her divorce swore to hate men. He also forbids the romance of his daughter Angelica with a ruffian named Adrian.

Director:

Tito Davison

Writers:

Edmundo Báez (story and adaptation), Tito Davison (story and adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Félix ... Angela
Víctor Junco ... Adrián Villanueva
Crox Alvarado ... Esteban
José María Linares-Rivas ... Lic. Octavio Sotelo Vargas
Perla Aguiar Perla Aguiar ... Angélica
Dalia Íñiguez ... Gertrudis
Luis Beristáin ... Cura
José Baviera ... Ernesto Solar Fuentes
Beatriz Ramos Beatriz Ramos ... Carmela
Nicolás Rodríguez Nicolás Rodríguez ... Pepe Luis
Salvador Quiroz Salvador Quiroz ... Amante Viejo de Angela
Alejandro Cobo Alejandro Cobo ... El Cojo
Juan Orraca Juan Orraca ... Teniente
Isabel del Puerto Isabel del Puerto ... Clara
Carlos Múzquiz Carlos Múzquiz ... Martínez
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Angela "Doña Diabla" is a beautiful and rude woman who after her divorce swore to hate men. He also forbids the romance of his daughter Angelica with a ruffian named Adrian.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 January 1950 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

As Culpas dos Homens See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Maria Felix is no witch
28 January 2006 | by jarhspicSee all my reviews

I don't know why other posters refer to Barf Bags and witch hunting in their reviews. I'm pretty sure it has absolutely nothing to do with this film, in which a woman, after committing a murder in the first scene, flees into a church, confessing her life story to a priest.

It is this story of hopeful marriage, the indignities brought on by her ambitious husband, and her vow to raise her daughter sheltered from the corruption of the world of men, even if it means damning her own soul.

Of course, nothing as extreme as witchcraft occurs. She gets the nickname 'Doña Diabla', or Madam Devil, mainly for her reputation for seducing men and ruining their lives. She becomes a shrewd manipulator and a skilled businesswoman. She gets involved in adultery, shady financial deals, marriage-breaking, leading others to ruin and even driving a woman to suicide. Of course the film redeems her because she did it all to provide her daughter with a decent, wealthy life.

It stars the glorious Maria Felix, a woman suited for a close-up, if there ever was one. Films like this made her reputation as a headstrong diva that was willing to play in the world of men by her own rules. This of course made her a National Legend, and she was the most popular actress in Mexico's Golden Age.

Of course.. this film has nothing to do with witchcraft, barf bags, or even nudity, this was after all, filmed in 1950!. I can only try and guess what those other posters had on their minds!!


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