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Santa (1932)

Woman turns to prostitution after her beloved soldier leaves her.

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Antonio Moreno
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lupita Tovar ... Santa
Carlos Orellana Carlos Orellana ... Hipólito
Juan José Martínez Casado ... Jarameño
Donald Reed ... Marcelino
Antonio R. Frausto Antonio R. Frausto ... Fabián
Mimí Derba Mimí Derba ... Doña Elvira
Rosita Arriaga Rosita Arriaga ... Santa's Mother
Joaquín Busquets Joaquín Busquets ... Esteban
Feliciano Rueda Feliciano Rueda ... Drunk at brothel
Jorge Peón Jorge Peón ... Genarillo
Alberto Martí Alberto Martí ... Jarameño's friend
Ricardo Carti Ricardo Carti ... Doctor
Sofía Álvarez ... Prostitute 1
Rosa Castro Rosa Castro ... Prostitute 2
Nena Betancourt Nena Betancourt ... Singer
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Storyline

Santa (Tovar) is a beautiful and very humble young girl living in Chimalistac, a small and quiet spot south of the 1930's Mexico City. After Santa is cheated by arrogant soldier Marcelino (Reed), she's rejected by her family and friends and expelled of Chimalistac. Santa finds shelter in a whorehouse and becomes a cinic and bitter woman, mistreated by bullfighter "Jarameno" (Martinez Casado) and silently loved by blind pianist Hipolito (Orellana). Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 May 1932 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This was Mexico's first all-talking motion picture. See more »

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Remake of Santa (1918) See more »

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The first mexican sound movie, and it's about a prostitute
12 March 2001 | by tacubasSee all my reviews

In Fact it isn't the first one, there have been at least 6 before this one, but is intended to be because this movie has a great history in it. The novel was the first best seller of Mexico, and also this movie was an American Super Production (in that time). It also is the mother of a legend of Mexican dramas, and the fichera's movies. Considered as a jewel, Santa makes you understand why Mexican cinematographers made a whole genre of it, the kind of teatrical drama, whores as incredible "pure woman", and Mexico as a producer of their films. Any comments, u can emailme.


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