The Escape (1944 film)

The Escape (Spanish: La fuga) is a 1944 Mexican historical adventure film directed by Norman Foster and starring Esther Fernandez, Ricardo Montalbán and Carlos Orellana. It is based on the short story Boule de suif by Guy de Maupassant. The sets were designed by the art director José Rodríguez Granada. Fernandez's success in the film secured her a contract from the Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures.[1]

The Escape
Directed byNorman Foster
Produced byJosé Luis Calderon
Written by
Music byManuel Esperón
CinematographyGabriel Figueroa
Edited byCharles L. Kimball
Producciones México
Release date
5 July 1944
Running time
90 minutes

The film is set during the French Intervention in Mexico. As the Republican forces of Benito Juarez close in on Mexico City, a group of pro-Imperial supporters flee on a stagecoach to the port city of Veracruz.



  1. Waldman & Slide p.104


  • Waldman, Harry & Slide, Anthony. Hollywood and the Foreign Touch: A Dictionary of Foreign Filmmakers and Their Films from America, 1910–1995. Scarecrow Press, 1996.
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