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Los islas Marias (1951)

Islas Marías (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 August 1951 (Mexico)
The live and hardship of the inmates at Las Islas Marias Penal Colony, a Mexican Federal Corrections Center placed on these very wild islands.

Director:

Emilio Fernández
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Cast overview:
Pedro Infante ... Felipe Ortiz Suárez
Rosaura Revueltas ... Rosa Suárez vda. de Ortiz
Rocío Sagaón Rocío Sagaón ... María
Esther Luquín Esther Luquín ... Alejandra
Jaime Fernández ... Ricardo
Arturo Soto Rangel ... Miguel
Julio Villarreal ... Rector escuela militar
Rodolfo Acosta ... El Silencio (The Silence)
Tito Junco ... General
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The live and hardship of the inmates at Las Islas Marias Penal Colony, a Mexican Federal Corrections Center placed on these very wild islands.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 August 1951 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Los islas Marias See more »

Filming Locations:

Islas Marías, Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Supeerb film about the prison experience in Mexico in the 1950s
4 October 2019 | by oglalakivaSee all my reviews

This is an extraordinary film, sadly neglected in the body of work of the legendary Pedro Infante. He plays a wayward youth, who ends up in the infamous prison in Las Islas Marias. The film is bleak and powerful, with many of the best Mexican film talent of the time: director Emilio Fernandez; cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa; the legendary Rosaura Revueltas, who later starred in the blacklisted film Salt of the Earth; Tito Junco, Rodolfo Acosta, and several other superb actors. It was shot on-location in the recently closed federal prison at the tip of Baja. The film powerful captures the state of the disfranchised of Mexico City. It is moving and illuminating.


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