Maclovia (1948 film)

Maclovia (Belleza Maldita in some countries) is a 1948 Mexican romantic drama film directed by Emilio Fernández and starring María Félix and Pedro Armendáriz.

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Directed byEmilio Fernández
Produced byGregorio Walerstein
Written byEmilio Fernández
Mauricio Magdaleno
StarringMaría Félix
Pedro Armendáriz
Carlos López Moctezuma
Columba Domínguez
Music byAntonio Díaz Conde
CinematographyGabriel Figueroa
Edited byGloria Schoemann
Distributed byFilmex
Release date
September 30, 1948
Running time
105 minutes

Plot summary

On the beautiful Janitzio Island, in the middle of the Pátzcuaro Lake in Michoacán in Mexico lives Maclovia (María Félix), the beautiful daughter of a leader of Purépecha Indian community (Miguel Inclán). Maclovia loves José María Lopez (Pedro Armendáriz), a young very poor Indian. Maclovia's father refuses to the marriage of the couple. José María hopes to win the favor of the old man. But the arrival of a battalion causing the conflict when the brutal sergeant (Carlos López Moctezuma) develops eyes for Maclovia.

Notes and references

The movie was acclaimed during the 1949 edition of the Venice Film Festival. The face of María Félix characterized as Maclovia, hung from the bridges of San Marcos.

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