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Two men decide Malena's fate at a gambling table.


Daniel Tinayre


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Credited cast:
Mecha Ortiz ... Malena
George Rigaud
Sebastián Chiola
Roberto Fugazot Roberto Fugazot
Haydeé Larroca Haydeé Larroca
Alberto Terrones
Cayetano Biondo Cayetano Biondo
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Two men decide Malena's fate at a gambling table.

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18 April 1945 (Mexico) See more »

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Estudios Baires See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Two Gangsters play cards and define a woman's fate.
4 June 2006 | by safonagSee all my reviews

The director Daniel Tinayre achieves a very interesting technical aspect. Paul Perry, the photographer, makes a very good work, the same as the painter Gregorio Lopez Naguil and his modern setting. Another valuable point is the score by the composer Francisco Balaguer. The strong Mecha Ortiz and Sebastian Chiola's personalities enrich this film noir. George Rigaud is perfect in his role. A new version of "Monte Criollo" (1935) by Arturo S. Mon who wrote the script for this picture and features by Nedda Francy, Florindo Ferrario and Francisco Petrone. Malena (Mecha Ortiz) takes part in a triangle who cheats people by gambling. Two of the men (Rigaud and Chiola) play cards and the one who wins will have the woman...

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