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.
|Directed by||Norman Foster|
|Produced by||José Luis Calderon|
|Music by||Manuel Esperón|
|Edited by||Charles L. Kimball|
|5 July 1944|
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.
- Esther Fernández as Maria Ines Flores
- Ricardo Montalbán as Teniente
- Carlos Orellana as Neftali
- Estela Inda as Condesa de la cadena
- Emma Roldán as Sra. Galindo
- Antonio Bravo as Conde de la cadena
- Miguel Inclán as Miguel
- Antonio R. Frausto as Baldomero
- Eugenia Galindo as Josefa
- Sally Blane as Mrs. Garland
- Manuel Arvide as Militar Frances
- Ángel T. Sala as Coronel Frances
- Fernando Rosales
- Edmundo Espino as Campesino
- 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.