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Mexican Cinematographer

Gabriel Figueroa

  • Apr 24, 1907 - Apr 27, 1997 (age 90)
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1997
Gabriel Figueroa
PersonalApril 1997

Gabriel Figueroa

Gabriel Figueroa passed away.
1994
Award1994

American Society of Cinematographers I…

Won American Society of Cinematographers …
Won American Society of Cinematographers International Award.
1984
Under the Volcano
MovieMay 18, 1984

Under the Volcano

The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, …
The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace.
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1980
Border Cop
MovieAug 6, 1980

Border Cop

US Border Patrol agent Frank Cooper is keeping a fine …
US Border Patrol agent Frank Cooper is keeping a fine balance between doing his duty and empathizing with illegal Mexican border jumpers in 1970s California.
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1978
The Children of Sanchez
MovieNov 16, 1978

The Children of Sanchez

The Sanchez clan has seen …
The Sanchez clan has seen the worst of times living in impoverished Mexico but they have survived by sticking together. When Sanchez's oldest daughter Consuelo plans to change direction and build a life of her own, the family and Sanchez face an enormous challenge.
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Award1978

Best Cinematography

Won award for "Divinas palabras".
Ariel Award
Nomination1978

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Divinas palabras".
Ariel Award
1976
Coronación
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MovieJun 3, 1976

Coronación

The traumatic story of an old bourgueoise in Mexico City, …
The traumatic story of an old bourgueoise in Mexico City, his relationship with his crazy grandmother, his sexually troubled past and his sick crush on the young and beautiful maid of the house.
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Best Cinematography
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Nomination1976

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Coronación".
Ariel Award
1975
Presagio
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MovieFeb 13, 1975

Presagio

When the bottle she uses to help women gave birth to their …
When the bottle she uses to help women gave birth to their children breaks, Mama Santos the midwife announces that something terrible is going to happen in a town from the country side of Mexico, while tension and acts of violence increase.
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Best Cinematography
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Nomination1975

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Presagio".
Ariel Award
1974
Nomination1974

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "El señor de Osanto".
Ariel Award
1973
Interval
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MovieFeb 28, 1973

Interval

Serena Moore has been everywhere and is trying to …
Serena Moore has been everywhere and is trying to put her past behind her. She finds refuge in Mexico where, without intending to, falls in love with a much younger painter Chris.
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Best Cinematography
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Award1973

Best Cinematography

Won award for "María".
Ariel Award
Best Cinematography
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Nomination1973

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "María".
Ariel Award
1972
María
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MovieAug 24, 1972

María

Based on the book of the same name, Maria by Colombian …
Based on the book of the same name, Maria by Colombian writer Jorge Isaac's, is a tragic love story. The movie reflects a lot of the beautiful prose found in the book.
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1970
Kelly's Heroes
MovieJun 23, 1970

Kelly's Heroes

During World War II a German Colonel is captured by the …
During World War II a German Colonel is captured by the Americans but before he can be interrogated an artillery barrage hits the camp. However, Ex-Lieutenant Kelly manages to reach the Colonel, get him drunk and learn that he is on a secret mission to ship $16,000,000 of gold to a base in France. Kelly is determined to get the gold and plans for himself and a few of his fellow soldiers to slip into enemy territory and steal the bullion.
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Two Mules for Sister Sara
MovieMar 13, 1970

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Nun Sara is on the run in …
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.
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1969
The Big Cube
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MovieApr 30, 1969

The Big Cube

A former actress clashes with her wealthy and spoiled …
A former actress clashes with her wealthy and spoiled stepdaughter over their inheritance after the death of their protector.
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1968
Corazón salvaje
MovieAug 22, 1968

Corazón salvaje

Francisco Alcazar is a wealthy landowner, who owns sugar …
Francisco Alcazar is a wealthy landowner, who owns sugar cane fields. Francisco is married to Sofia, a severe and uncompassionate woman, with whom he has a son named Andres. Before his marriage to Sofia, Francisco had an affair with a married woman who was physically abused by her husband. The woman became pregnant and died when the child was 3 years old. This love-child is, in fact, Francisco's true firstborn.
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1967
Pedro Páramo
MovieJan 17, 1967

Pedro Páramo

Highly symbolic and allegorical, this drama takes the search of a …
Highly symbolic and allegorical, this drama takes the search of a son for his father in the chaotic times of the Mexican Revolution and the early 1900s as its basis. Stereotypical (or archetypal) figures from early Mexican cinema appear from time to time, and the violence of the revolutionary period is not glossed over. As the son searches for the father, scenes of the father and his earthy way of living are screened.
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1965
Simon of the Desert
MovieAug 27, 1965

Simon of the Desert

Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, …
Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him to come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.
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1964
The Golden Cockerel
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MovieDec 18, 1964

The Golden Cockerel

A poor, but very lucky man in the cock fighting, is hired by a …
A poor, but very lucky man in the cock fighting, is hired by a rich man, but both are in love with the same woman
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The Night of the Iguana
MovieJun 10, 1964

The Night of the Iguana

The Rev. T. Lawrence …
The Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon has been living in Mexico for two years, working as a tourist guide for a cut-rate travel agency. Shannon lost his church and was defrocked after taking liberties with one of his parishioners. He's now accompanying a group of middle-aged ladies from Texas whose leader, Judith Fellowes, is keeping a close eye on her teenage ward, Charlotte Goodall, who definitely has an interest in the former priest. After Charlotte and Shannon spend the night together, Fellowes is out to have him fired and to keep her from communicating with his employer, Shannon strands them at a remote hotel run by his good friend Maxine Faulk. It's the arrival of Hannah Jelkes and her elderly grandfather that has the greatest impact however. Her approach to life and love forces Shannon to deal with his demons and re-evaluate his life.
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Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Nomination1964

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Nominated for "The Night of the Iguana".
Academy Award
1962
The Exterminating Angel
MovieMay 16, 1962

The Exterminating Angel

The guests at an upper-class …
The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.
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Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante)
MovieJan 10, 1962

Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante)

Animas Trujano is a colorful …
Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all things someday to be chosen mayordomio of his village, a place of great honor usually conferred upon the wealthiest and most respected citizens. Animas has a loyal wife, but cheats on her and gambles away every cent they raise. Chances arise for Animas to turn over a new leaf and even hope realistically for the honor of mayordomio. But will Animas behave responsibly enough to take advantage of these opportunities?
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1961
Juana Gallo
MovieJun 12, 1961

Juana Gallo

The true life's story of Juana Gallo. A woman who rose to …
The true life's story of Juana Gallo. A woman who rose to become one of the leaders of the Mexican revolution.
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1960
The Young One
MovieMay 5, 1960

The Young One

Game warden Miller lives on an isolated island off the …
Game warden Miller lives on an isolated island off the Carolina coast. The only other inhabitant is Evvie, an naive young girl to whom Miller is attracted. Traver, a black musician on the run from a lynch mob after falsely being accused of rape, lands on the island. Miller wants to turn him in and remove him from the tryst, but Evvie likes Traver and protects him. A preacher arrives from the mainland to rescue Evvie from her situation, and Traver's presence is discovered. Miller is now forced to decide whether to turn him over to the mob and lose standing in the girl's eyes.
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The Empty Star
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MovieMay 5, 1960

The Empty Star

A beautiful woman becomes a famous actress, thanks to all …
A beautiful woman becomes a famous actress, thanks to all the men that pursued her.
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Macario
MovieMay 1, 1960

Macario

Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal …
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition.
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1959
The Soldiers of Pancho Villa
MovieNov 12, 1959

The Soldiers of Pancho Villa

The Cucaracha is a brave …
The Cucaracha is a brave woman soldier who leads a group of similar women into the fray against the forces of the Villa colonel, Zeta.
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Nazarin
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MovieMay 11, 1959

Nazarin

A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance …
A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance with his religious principles, but many others do not return the favor.
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1958
Carabina 30-30
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MovieDec 25, 1958

Carabina 30-30

Carabina 30-30 released.
1957
El bolero de Raquel
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MovieJul 11, 1957

El bolero de Raquel

The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack …
The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack who becomes accidentally the tutor of an orphan but nevertheless spends all his time and effort for the sake of the boy.
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Nomination1957

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "The Hidden One".
Ariel Award
1954
Best Cinematography
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Nomination1954

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "The Boy and the Fog".
Ariel Award
Best Cinematography
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Award1954

Best Cinematography

Won award for "The Boy and the Fog".
Ariel Award
1953
The Boy and the Fog
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MovieDec 24, 1953

The Boy and the Fog

Marta (Dolores del Río) es una mujer que vive obsesionada, …
Marta (Dolores del Río) es una mujer que vive obsesionada, ya que su madre y su hermano murieron de esquizofrenia. Temerosa de que la enfermedad sea congénita, sobreprotege hasta el extremo...
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El señor fotógrafo
MovieSep 2, 1953

El señor fotógrafo

An apprentice of photography is accidentally involved in a n …
An apprentice of photography is accidentally involved in a n international complot.
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El
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MovieApr 1, 1953

El

Él (Spanish: Him; re-issued in the US as This Strange Passion) …
Él (Spanish: Him; re-issued in the US as This Strange Passion) (1953), by Luis Buñuel, is a Mexican film based upon the novel by Mercedes Pinto. It deals with many themes common to Buñuel’s cinema, including a May–December romance between a woman and her obsessively overprotective bourgeois husband, and touches of surrealism. The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.
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Nomination1953

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Cuando levanta la niebla".
Ariel Award
Best Cinematography
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Nomination1953

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Soledad's Shawl".
Ariel Award
Best Cinematography
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Award1953

Best Cinematography

Won award for "Soledad's Shawl".
Ariel Award
1952
Soledad's Shawl
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MovieNov 13, 1952

Soledad's Shawl

Melodrama about Dr. Alberto Robles, an idealistic city …
Melodrama about Dr. Alberto Robles, an idealistic city physician living in a rural community ruled by macho customs and feudalistic landowners, who falls for Soledad, a peasant woman.
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Gabriel Figueroa Flores
ChildOctober 1952

Gabriel Figueroa Flores

Gabriel Figueroa Flores is a …
Gabriel Figueroa Flores is a director, known for Un retrato de Diego (2007) and Tras Nazarin: Following Nazarin (2015).
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Ahí viene Martín Corona
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MovieMay 23, 1952

Ahí viene Martín Corona

Martin Corona (Infante) and …
Martin Corona (Infante) and Eulalio Gonzalez "Piporro" are local heroes that help the poor, the unfortunate and women in need. But Carmen Linares and Rosario Medina - double character - performed in by Sara Montiel won't fall for Martin Corona's charms. Infante sings "Cuando el destino", "Copa tras copa" and "Carta a Eufemia". Jose Alfredo Jimenez sings "Paloma Querida" and "El Corrido de Martin Corona".
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Best Cinematography
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Nomination1952

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Victims of Sin".
Ariel Award
1951
Victims of Sin
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MovieFeb 2, 1951

Victims of Sin

In México City, a Cuban dancer from "Cabaret Changó" …
In México City, a Cuban dancer from "Cabaret Changó" rescues a baby from a garbage can and decides to raise him, but her pachuco pimp gets in her way.
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Best Cinematography
Nomination1951

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "The Young and the Damned".
Ariel Award
Best Cinematography
Award1951

Best Cinematography

Won award for "The Young and the Damned".
Ariel Award
1950
The Young and the Damned
MovieNov 9, 1950

The Young and the Damned

A group of juvenile …
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.
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The Torch
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MovieJun 2, 1950

The Torch

A ruthless, comical, fun-loving, romantic rebel general, …
A ruthless, comical, fun-loving, romantic rebel general, General Jose Juan Reyes, preparing to make a stand against the Mexican-government army takes over a small Mexican town and imprisons the town leaders, including the father of fiery Maria Dolores Penafiel, who is among those citizens who take a stand against Reyes. Maria protests by slapping the face of Reyes, (the first of many times) and he is so enthralled by her spirit that he immediately declares she must become his wife. In response, she shows some more spirit, she sets off a firecracker under his horse. Reyes begins to soften and, with the aid of Father Sierra and Maria, who is about to marry her local suitor, he helps the town fight an influenza epidemic. He decides to retreat than stage a battle in the town against the advancing government troops. Maria is so stirred by the bugles of the retreating rebels, that she leaves her marriage ceremony and marches with Reyes and his ragged army across the desert into the sunset. Hello, Marlene Dietrich.
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Award1950

Best Cinematography

Won award for "Pueblerina".
Ariel Award
Nomination1950

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Pueblerina".
Ariel Award
1949
La malquerida
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MovieSep 16, 1949

La malquerida

In the ranch of El Soto lives Raymunda (Dolores del Río) …
In the ranch of El Soto lives Raymunda (Dolores del Río) and her daughter, Acacia (Columba Domínguez). After she is widowed, Raymunda marries Esteban (Pedro Armendáriz). What Raymunda does not suspect is that a deep passion has arisen between Acacia and Esteban. The misfortune is that the men who approach Acacia have a tragic end, and because of this, they begin to call her "La Malquerida" ("The Unloved").
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Salón México
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MovieFeb 25, 1949

Salón México

Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of …
Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Her younger sister Beatriz (Derbez) studies in an expensive private school, paid by Mercedes. Obviously, young Beatriz doesn't know about her sister's job. Troubles begin when Mercedes wins a danzon contest with Paco (Acosta), her pimp. Paco refuses to share the prize with Mercedes, so she steals the money when he's sleeping.
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Best Cinematography
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Award1949

Best Cinematography

Won award for "Hidden River".
Ariel Award
Best Cinematography
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Nomination1949

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Hidden River".
Ariel Award
1948
Maclovia
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MovieSep 30, 1948

Maclovia

On a small Mexican island dwells a group of Indians who live in …
On a small Mexican island dwells a group of Indians who live in the traditional manner and who disdain outsiders. The beautiful Maclovia and the poverty-stricken Jose Maria are in love, but her father refuses to allow their marriage, or even any communication between them, due to Jose Maria's lack of means. The young man strives to educate himself and earn enough to purchase his own fishing boat in order to win her father's favor. At the same time, a batallion of soldiers is posted there, and the brutal sergeant develops eyes for Maclovia. The conflicts come to a head on the Night of the Dead.
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Tarzan and the Mermaids
MovieMar 29, 1948

Tarzan and the Mermaids

To escape from an arranged …
To escape from an arranged marriage to Aquatania's pagan god, a desperate maiden ends up in Tarzan's fishing net. But soon, he, too, finds himself before a well-planned conspiracy. Can Tarzan save the mermaid from the barbaric idol's will?
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Hidden River
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MovieFeb 12, 1948

Hidden River

Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a …
Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing education to the poorest people. Being there, Salazar has to fight Regino Sandoval the evil landlord of the town. He has transformed the town into his own property, imposing his will and spreading death everywhere.
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Best Cinematography
Nomination1948

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "The Pearl".
Golden Globe Award
Best Cinematography
Award1948

Best Cinematography

Won award for "The Pearl".
Golden Globe Award
Best Cinematography
Nomination1948

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "The Pearl".
Ariel Award
Best Cinematography
Award1948

Best Cinematography

Won award for "The Pearl".
Ariel Award
1947
The Fugitive
MovieNov 3, 1947

The Fugitive

Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest …
Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. A priest who is The Fugitive is trying to getaway from the authorities who have denounced Christianity and want anyone linked to it dead. The Fugitive finds shelter with an Indian Woman (The Woman), a faithful parishioner, who gives the priest directions to Puerto Grande, where he could then board a ship and sail to freedom in America. On his journey to Puerto Grande, he meets up with a man who says he will protect him. In reality, he is the Police Informer and once The Fugitive realizes this, he is back on the run, but the Police Informer is never far behind along with the authorities.
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The Pearl
MovieSep 12, 1947

The Pearl

Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the …
Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people try to get in on the cash, even Pearl Dealers try to rip them off. When Quino is attacked one day, he kills his attackers in self defence. His brother suggests their only hope is to leave the village. But on their journey to give their son an education they never had, someone may just do anything to prevent it.
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Best Cinematography
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Nomination1947

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Enamorada".
Ariel Award
Best Cinematography
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Award1947

Best Cinematography

Won award for "Enamorada".
Ariel Award
1946
Enamorada
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MovieDec 25, 1946

Enamorada

During the Mexican Revolution, a macho rebel general falls in …
During the Mexican Revolution, a macho rebel general falls in love with the independent-minded daughter of an aristocrat in the town he is occupying.
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Best Cinematography
Nomination1946

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Bugambilia".
Ariel Award
1945
Bugambilia
MovieNov 2, 1945

Bugambilia

A tragic love story between the daughter of a rich miner and …
A tragic love story between the daughter of a rich miner and a humble cockfight owner/trainer (gallero) puts filial love, defense of honour, and loyalty to the test.
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The Abandoned
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MovieMay 18, 1945

The Abandoned

A young woman, abandoned by her womanizing fiancé, is forced …
A young woman, abandoned by her womanizing fiancé, is forced to provide for the upbringing of her son and combat the difficulties of being an unmarried mother during the strife of early 20-century Mexico.
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1944
María Candelaria
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MovieJan 20, 1944

María Candelaria

In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo …
In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple faces the greed of Mr. Damian, the town's shop owner who secretly desires Maria. When Maria falls sick with Malaria, Lorenzo Rafael steals a quinine bottle from Damian's shop, unleashing tragedy for the lovers.
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1943
Flor silvestre
MovieApr 24, 1943

Flor silvestre

One of the gratest love stories ever told!!
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1942
The Three Musketeers
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MovieAug 27, 1942

The Three Musketeers

This is a parody of Alexander's Dumas "The Three …
This is a parody of Alexander's Dumas "The Three Musketeers". Cantinflas is Dartagnan, the skillful leader of the musketeers, and will fight with the evil Cardinal Richelieu, who wants to take the power of France in the XVII Century. But Dartagnan and his fellows will stop him, using his sword and his funny speech pattern.
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1936
Let's Go with Pancho Villa
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MovieDec 31, 1936

Let's Go with Pancho Villa

The Mexican Revolution is …
The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by assisting in the struggle. After several battles and valiant heroics, the original group is eventually reduced to the leader Tiburcio Maya (Frausto) and young Becerrillo (Vallarino). When Becerrillo is infected by smallpox, Villa orders Tiburcio to kill him and burn the corpse. After reluctantly doing his duty, Tiburcio is ordered to leave the army, and returns home.
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Allá en el Rancho Grande
MovieOct 6, 1936

Allá en el Rancho Grande

The owner and the general …
The owner and the general manager of a ranch (Rancho Grande), two good friends, fall in love with the same girl at the same time. The owner tries to 'buy' the girl without knowing she is in love with the manager
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1934
Viva Villa!
MovieApr 10, 1934

Viva Villa!

After enacting revenge on the overseer who murdered his …
After enacting revenge on the overseer who murdered his father, Pancho Villa becomes a bandit, earning the respect of the poor by brutally attacking the wealthy.
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1907
Gabriel Figueroa
BirthApril 1907

Gabriel Figueroa

Gabriel Figueroa was born.
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