The Mexican Filmography




The Mexican Filmography 1916-2001 by me (David Wilt) is currently available from McFarland & Company and other sources, like . 


The following are corrections, additions, and revisions to the print volume, listed by Year of Production (and page number in printed text, if relevant).



La fiebre del deseo: UPDATE SYNOPSIS: Jorge (Mistral) is the foreman of a sugar cane plantation and factory in Puerto Rico. Due to debts assumed by his late father, Jorge is also part-owner of the company with don José. María Cristina (de Hoyos), don José's daughter, returns from Europe to marry José Luis, her cousin. Don José, José Luis, and María Cristina try to trick Jorge out of his interests, but he succeeds in taking control of the plantation and retaining his part-ownership of the factory. María Cristina finds herself attracted to Jorge although at the same time she dislikes him. A drunken Jorge, who loves María Cristina, rapes her on the night her engagement to José Luis is announced. Repentant, he marries her but his new wife is cold to him. Eventually, she discovers he is actually an honorable man. José Luis hires some men to sabotage the factory and tries to murder Jorge, but cantina owner Marta--who loves Jorge herself--saves his life at the cost of her own. María Cristina and Jorge reconcile. NOTES: this was a remake of Más fuerte que el amor (1953), shot in Cuba and also starring Mistral.


Rage (aka El mal): photo caption (p. 353).  Jorge Russek was cropped out so shown are Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens, and Raúl Martinez.


Rocambole contra las mujeres arpías: change Rocambole’s assistant’s name to “Reneé.”  Also, Amanda (Torné) doesn’t own the theatre, she just works there as a showgirl.



El miedo no anda en burro:  change all references to “cat Miau” to “dog Mimí.” 



La cariñosa motorizada: replace SYNOPSIS with this: Caridad (Daviland), called "La Cariñosa," is a prostitute who meets novelist Raúl (Ramírez) after a minor traffic accident. Unaware she's a prostitute, Raúl tells her he is writing a book about a whore who forms a union. He says prostitutes perform many valuable social services and deserve recognition and admiration rather than criticism. Caridad takes his statements to heart and tries to organize a union in real-life, although this lands her in jail. After the death of a rich client in bed with Caridad, his relatives spread the story that he died at work; Caridad tells Raúl about the cover-up, and he says in his novel the heroine would do something about this injustice. Caridad disrupts the man's funeral to proclaim the truth, and is arrested once more. Raúl bails her out, but says his novel is going to be a farce, and he didn't expect Caridad to take it seriously (plus, he didn't know she was a prostitute). Caridad storms off.


El circo de Capulina: photo caption page 494 should read "Alicia Encinas (left)"

Crónica roja: replace SYNOPSIS with: Manuel (Vigil), arrested on suspicion of smuggling, killed two guards and escaped, but was later caught and charged with murder. Manuel, with the help of his younger brother Mario (Saavedra), escapes again, but both brothers are captured by the police. Mario is sentenced to a short term in a vocational school for boys. Manuel is convicted; later, Mario and Manuel's friends arrange his escape from prison, killing several guards in the process. Mario, Manuel, and José Luis (Cardán) go on the run. The three men reach a provincial city but are tracked down by the police. After a gun battle in which José Luis and numerous policemen die, Mario and Manuel surrender. However, as they exit the house, they are shot to death by the police.

México nocturno: add to CAST: María Safont; Change GENRE: Crime-Drama-Musical; Replace SYNOPSIS with this: Guadalupe Palma (Safont) is a dancer at the Teatro Blanquita, and works part-time as a prostitute. She's hired by mid-level gangster Luis to attend a party and sleep with one of the guests; afterwards, Guadalupe takes something from the man's jacket and vanishes. Apparently, Guadalupe has papers of great importance to the drug cartels, and various factions tear the city apart searching for her. Guadalupe's boyfriend is impoverished guitarist and singer Oscar (Chávez). The couple is reunited at the movie's end but before they can escape, Guadalupe is shot to death by the drug traffickers. Oscar is dumped in a vacant lot. Change NOTES: I think the primary title for this should be A fuego lento with México nocturno as an alternate or secondary title.

El penthouse de la muerte:  Change final line to read “Ramiro is arrested but is murdered in prison by a hitman posing as a priest.”

Pesadilla mortal: change synopsis--Alejandro (Junco) dies in a car wreck, leaving his fortune to his mistress Rita (Peluffo). Alejandro's brother Carlos (Ramírez) and son Héctor vow to dispute the will: Alejandro was broke, but he did give Rita some valuable jewels before he died. Rita's daughter Aura (Chagoyán) has a dream in which her mother is murdered by a man wearing black gloves--the dream comes true, and Aura is hired by the police to help investigate the crime by going to work for Carlos as a secretary. Aura and Carlos fall in love. She uses her psychic powers to re-live her mother's murder, locates the jewels, and exposes Héctor as the killer.

Ratas de asfalto: ADD to CAST: Carlos Derbez; replace SYNOPSIS with: Eric (Campos), Horacio (Olea), and Sammy (Derbez) race their cars on the street against Memo and his "club." Horacio is having an affair with Fabiola, Sammy's mother, but Sammy doesn't know this. Eric meets Irene (Martín), the ex-mistress of a wealthy middle-aged man. Eric's father (Silvestre) is another of Irene's ex-lovers. Sammy loses a race to Memo, then wagers his car against Memo's in a rematch. Sammy rams Memo; Memo's auto smashes into two cars full of spectators and all go up in flames. Sammy is rescued but he and Eric are arrested. Sammy's influential father arranges to have his son and friends cleared of complicity in the fatal accident. Eric discovers his father and Irene are lovers. Speeding away in anger, Eric wrecks his car and is killed. Horacio, leaving a tryst with Fabiola, is shot in the back by an unseen assailant and will be confined to a wheelchair. Sammy visits his friend in the hospital and admits he was the shooter, because Horacio was sleeping with Fabiola. However, Sammy is caught by Memo's gang and lynched.

Rio de la muerte: replace SYNOPSIS with: in San Juan, Puerto Rico, playboy Roberto (Rivero) loses a race to Leticia (Miriel). The young people are attracted to each other, but clash as well. Roberto decides to enter the speedboat marathon held on the Río Balsas in Mexico. Leticia will participate, to prove women can do anything men can do. Roberto does well in one stage; Leticia's boat suffers a mechanical break-down in another. Leticia is still cool to Roberto, despite the urging of her friends. Fernando (Moro) tells Roberto that Leticia was married to an alcoholic who nearly killed her; she got a divorce but still has issues with men. In the final stage of the race, a sinister man and his friends cause Leticia's boat to crash, then kidnap Leticia and her two friends. Roberto, Fernando, and another man give up their chance to win the race and arrive in time to rescue the three young women. ADD to NOTES: Rio de la muerte, the Mexican release version of this movie, is basically the same as Juventud sin freno, except that the nude scenes featuring Verónica Miriel were cut. Credits differ on the two versions--Juventud sin freno credits Fernando Orozco, H.S. Valdés with the script while Río de la muerte credits Ramón Obón Jr. with the script and Reynaldo Puente Portillo with the story. Juventud's production companies are listed as Huracán Films-Inter American Films Corp. while Río lists Prods. Miguel Ángel Barragán-Pels. Internacionales. This was shot in Puerto Rico and Mexico (the Río Balsas region).

Soy el hijo del gallero: Change SYNOPSIS: the sister (Domínguez) of the late Luis Macarena hires killers to murder the son (Aguilar Jr.) of Lázaro Trejo (Aguilar) in revenge for her brother's death. After his son is killed, Lázaro tracks down the assassins and shoots them; Macarena's sister commits suicide. Change NOTES to: Sequel to La muerte de un gallero.

El valiente vive hasta que el cobarde quiere: replace SYNOPSIS with: schoolteacher Fernando (Trujillo) is sent to an isolated village where he is shocked by the violent and senseless macho code of the inhabitants. He falls in love with Gerania (Beatriz Adriana) and thus incurs the wrath of the jealous town policeman Pedrito (Martínez Jr.). Pedrito tries to kill Fernando but Gerania steps in front of the bullet and dies; Fernando shoots Pedrito to death. Fernando decides to stay in the village and teach the children in his care that violence is wrong.

Verano salvaje: replace “Prods. Acuarius” with “Prods. Acuario.”  Synopsis to be updated.



Bermudas: Cueva de tiburones: replace PROD COMPANIES with: Víctor Films, Amanecer Films, Koala Cin.; replace SYNOPSIS with this: diver Andrés (García) reappears, floating in the ocean, after a six-months' absence. He can't recall where he was. Jackson (Kennedy) hires Andrés and his partner Enrique to recover a box from an airplane that crashed into the ocean (it contains illicit diamonds). The plane is located in a strange underwater zone where sharks "sleep" and don't molest the divers; the box is recovered but Jackson shoots Andrés when he emerges from the water. The box drops back into the ocean, Enrique vanishes, and Andrés is wounded. When he recovers, Andrés, his brother Ricardo, and his girlfriend Angélica (Agren) visit the zone, which contains a mysterious underwater city and some aliens(?). Jackson and his men intervene; Ricardo shoots Jackson, Andrés rescues Angélica but is killed by sharks. ADD to NOTES: Cin. Jalisco is co-credited on Mexican prints as the releasing company. Belma Cin. (Italy) is credited in some sources as a co-producer. In Vistavision.

Chanoc en el Circo Unión: replace SYNOPSIS with this: Chanoc (Fuentes) and his godfather Tzekub (Valdez)are asked to investigate smuggling of contraband goods into Mexico. The smuggling seems worst when the Union Circus is in town. Eventually, López (D'Carlo) and circus aerialist Araceli (Torres) are exposed as the ringleaders of the gang.


La grilla: add to NOTES: grilla means a female cricket, but it also refers to behind-the-scenes conversations between politicians and others, generally with the connotation of corruption. Replace SYNOPSIS with: this film features three segments. The first deals with corrupt, sexist college professor Rafael (Suárez) whose life is complicated by his wife, daughters, ex-wife, unruly students, and other people. The second section shows the tribulations of a factory union steward (Suárez), also corrupt, who meets his match when he buys a used car that needs a lot of work. The third segment deals with political hack Panchito (Suárez), whose years of service are rewarded when he is appointed to run a factory about which he knows nothing. In keeping with his new status in life, Panchito takes a mistress, unaware "she" is a transvestite.

Pum!: change Synopsis--Bruno plans to blow up an airliner full of his wife's elderly friends, collecting on their insurance so he can run away with a younger woman (Liévana), but the bomb explodes prematurely, killing both Eleanora and the younger woman. Bruno is sent to prison.

Los reyes del palenque: Synopsis should read--after the dead of her husband, Paloma (Villa) refuses to allow her ranch to be converted into a tourist resort, frustrating the plans of her late husband's family. Paloma earns money singing at cockfights and receives a loan from the ranch foreman, but her greedy in-laws try to force her to sell by burning the crops. The ranch is saved when a friendly gambler (Cabañas) bets Paloma's money and wins enough to pay off the debts.

Y hacemos de tocho morocho: Add to cast Humberto Dupeyrón, El Tal Gomezbeck; change synopsis to "two husbands (Dupeyrón and Gomezbeck) go on a spree while their wives are away, but it all ends happily."


La coralillo: Add to SYNOPSIS: a young woman uses a poisonous snake to defend herself against those who would do her harm. Add NOTES: this was also released on video as Mata, vibora, mata (Kill, Viper, Kill). I am not sure if the title on the film was changed or just the video box title.

El guarda espaldas: add to NOTES: the title of this film seems to be three words, although guardespaldas is usually just one word. Change SYNOPSIS: Johnny (de Anda), a liquor store delivery man, witnesses a gangland hit by El Tijuano (Guzmán) but the killer goes free when other witnesses perjure themselves. Johnny is hired by Judge Fernández as his driver. Judge Fernández is the secret leader of the drug smugglers and El Tijuano is his right-hand man. Fernández's wife Rosa (Aguilar) is having an affair with Carlos, a nightclub owner. Rosa convinces El Tijuano to kill her husband, but the attempt--during a drug buy--fails because Johnny is acting as the Judge's bodyguard. El Tijuano tells the Judge his new bodyguard is a police spy. The Judge pays El Tijuano to eliminate Johnny. Carlos confronts the Judge as he is attempting to flee with Rosa; the Judge shoots Carlos but Rosa then hits her husband with a car, killing him. El Tijuano kidnaps Johnny's sweetheart Julia (Sánchez Navarro) and forces Johnny to meet him in a factory . Johnny is wounded but manages to shoot the gangster and rescue Julia, whom he promptly marries.

El ladrón fenómeno: replace SYNOPSIS with: Manos de Terciopelo (Resortes) is a safecracker working for gangster El Sesos. Captured after one robbery, Manos escapes from jail thanks to the supernatural powers of his evil consciences Gesta (he also has a guardian angel, Dimas). Manos, now known as Salvador, opens a locksmith shop. His real identity is exposed when his girlfriend Teté asks him to open a bank vault and save a trapped little girl, Mariana (María Rebeca). However, Salvador is paroled thanks to the recommendation of the girl's father. El Sesos and the other gang members try to force Salvador to help them by kidnaping Teté and Mariana, but their scheme is foiled.


California Dancing Club: replace SYNOPSIS with: Four sub-plots alternate, all centered around the (real-life) California Dancing Club in Mexico City. (1) Petty crook Carrizo (Guzmán) believes anyone he likes is destined for bad luck. He falls for Silvia (Lazareno), an attractive woman who comes to the club, but she collapses on the dance floor. To pay for her medical treatment, Carrizo breaks into the home of a wealthy doctor (Moro). The doctor promises to help Silvia and to find Carrizo honest work, so he surrenders. (2) The doctor's wife left him and his young daughter died, so he has been a workaholic since then. However, his sexy maid Juanita (Mendoza) convinces him to visit the club and enjoy himself. They fall in love. (3) Club singer José Juan (Munguía) loves Cecilia, but she lost her sight in a car accident. Cecilia is depressed and attempts to commit suicide; José Juan intends to donate his own corneas for transplants, but another donor is found and Cecilia regains her vision. (4) Club dancer El Califas and cashier Mike are attracted to Susy, an apparently-wealthy client of the club. They compete for her hand in marriage, but when Califas learns Susy is merely a maid who was using her employer's car, furs, etc., he dumps her. Mike, however, really loves Susy and proposes marriage.

La jorobada: also released as Si volviera a nacer

Las musiqueras: Revise SYNOPSIS--remove word "singers" and replace with "music fans." Replace "The young women and their boyfriends play a cruel trick on Anforita, but Jorge defends her" with "The members of the band Los Bukis, believing Anforita has caused the Musiqueras to turn against them, pretend to rob her but Jorge thrashes them." Add to CAST: Los Bukis (band).


El guerrillero del norte: Change SYNOPSIS: Melesio (Valentín), a former soldier, lives near a large hacienda, whose owner don Miguel, aided by Capt. Ortiz and his troops, exploits the campesinos. Melesio kills several soldiers who have raped some girls, and has to flee to the mountains. His mother is murdered by Ortiz. He eventually forms a rebel band and fights for Pancho Villa. Ortiz captures La Calandria, Melesio's pregnant wife, and his troops later ambush Melesio and mortally wound him. However, Ortiz is shot by one of his own soldiers; the rebels attack the hacienda and don Miguel commits suicide. La Calandria and her infant child leave with the victorious rebels.

Tohui el pequeño panda de Chapultepec: Add to NOTES: The animation which makes up the bulk of this film is from Shunmao (Xiongmao) monogatari Taotao [Taotao the Panda or Panda Story Taotao], a 1981 Japanese-Chinese co-production directed by Tatsuo Shimamura. The on-screen title seems to be just "El pequeño panda de Chapultepec." Replace SYNOPSIS with: in a live-action introduction filmed in Chapultepec Park, Yuri sings a song and then "tells" a group of children a story about a panda. In the animated feature, Tohui [i.e., Taotao] is a young panda captured in China and taken to a zoo in London. He grows up there but is lonely, his only friends the other animals (including rats) and kindly keeper María. After the war, in which María's boyfriend, veterinarian Jorge is killed, María says she is giving Tohui his "freedom" but this ending is ambiguous, suggesting he dies and "returns" to China only in a sort of dream.



Allá en el Rancho de las Flores: Revise CAST: remove Rosita Quintana; add Norma Herrera, Cristina Penalver; Replace SYNOPSIS with: Rosendo (Infante) owns trajineras, colorful, flower-bestrewn tourist boats which travel on the canals in Xochimilco. His uncles Julián (Cardona) and Miguel (Guízar) run a café nearby. Don Generoso is trying to buy up as many chinampas (floating garden plots) in the area as he can, but Rosendo refuses to sell and advises his friends to do likewise. Isabel and Rosita (Penalver) both flirt with Rosendo, but he prefers Elena (Herrera), a widow with a teenage son. Julián decides to organize the annual "Feria de las Flores," a festival which elects a queen and includes other events. Generoso is angry when Elena rejects his marriage proposal, and Isabel is upset when she sees Rosendo kissing the attractive widow. Rosendo is nearly killed when Generoso runs his car off the road during an impromptu race; the rich villain and his men attempt to abduct Elena, but Rosendo shows up and thrashes Generoso. As the movie concludes, Isabel has been elected Queen of the Feria, while Elena gives up Rosendo so he can marry Rosita, who truly loves him.

El asesino: Add to Notes: "but lobby cards do exist, suggesting it was shown in theatres."

Hombres de tierra caliente: Change plot synopsis to read: Porfirio secretly hires a man to murder his neighbor, don Antonio. Agustín (Reyes), Antonio's son, captures the killer and forces him to confess. Porfirio, whose son Pancho (Villa) is Agustín's best friend, is arrested but released on bail, and later murdered in a saloon brawl. During a jaripeo, Agustín and his horse save Pancho's life from a maddened bull, but the horse is fatally injured. Agustín marries his sweetheart (Rojas)and he reconciles with Pancho.

Playa prohibida:  Muerte en la playa was not the video release title of this movie, but a different film by the same director.

Teatro Follies:  change Notes to “some sources do not list a theatrical release but lobby cards for such a release do exist.”

Vuelven los Pistoleros Famosos 3: move to 1985.



Barrio salvaje:  remove Angélica Chaín from cast; updated synopsis to come

Enemigos a muerte: add to NOTES: released on video as Triángulo de la muerte. Rubén Galindo Jr.'s name has the "Jr." omitted on the end credits. Change SYNOPSIS: Damián (Zermeño), Jorge (Yáñez) and Gabriela (Rosen) are a trio of crooks; Damián and Gabriela are currently lovers, while Gabriela and Jorge were lovers. Jorge wins a high-stakes poker game with El Árabe(by cheating), but is later ordered to repay the money he won. El Árabe's henchmen say they will hold Damián and Gabriela accountable for the debt. All three friends leave town to avoid the gangster's wrath. In a small provincial city, Jorge pulls a spur of the moment robbery in a jewelry shop, but Damián is shot in the back by one of the employees. Believing he is dead, Jorge and Gabriela escape together. In Acapulco, they discover the robbery netted them a fortune in diamonds, but are unaware these belong to gangster Nicky. Damián survives his wound and is imprisoned, but refuses the offer of Nicky to free him in exchange for the diamonds, until he sees a picture of Jorge and Gabriela on the beach and thinks he's been betrayed. Jorge repays his debt to El Árabe with several of the diamonds. Damián abducts Gabriela and recovers the gems himself. Jorge escapes and confronts Damián, but the men realize Gabriela has absconded with the diamonds! Gabriela tries to sell the diamonds to El Árabe but Jorge and Damián arrive and El Árabe and his men are killed in a gunfight. Nicky's mob appears! The movie concludes on a freeze-frame as Damián, Jorge and Gabriela dash out of the house, guns in hand, to certain death.

Mecánicos ardientes: Replace SYNOPSIS with: Hilario, Cigüeñal, and Resortes are mechanics. Hilario (Ramírez) is a womanizer who admits he has children by a least seven different women; as the film opens, his latest mistress, exotic dancer Princesa Maya, breaks up with him and returns the gifts he gave her. While seducing (or attempting to) other women, Hilario begins a courtship of middle-aged widow Catalina (Daviland). After a series of episodes, Hilario finally proposes to Catalina. Meanwhile, Cigüeñal is tricking into marrying Cholita, recently arrived from the provinces. After the double wedding, everyone celebrates at a party in the vecindad. Catalina tells Hilario he has to stop his womanizing, and Cholita warns Cigüeñal that the woman is the boss of the home. Princesa Maya shows up to criticize Hilario, but is driven off at gunpoint by the irate Catalina.

Vuelven los Pistoleros Famosos 3 (Parte final): the on-screen title is as listed above, although this is often cited as just Pistoleros Famosos 3. Shooting started September 1985 according to an on-screen note, and this is also (c) 1985, so the sources which list this as a 1983 film are incorrect. Production company listed is only Impulsora Mexicana de Películas. "Coyote Loco" in the book is incorrect: the character is called "Coyote Chico."


Cuando los hijos no vienen: add to NOTES: released on video as Mi querida vecindad 2 (although it is not a sequel to Mi querida vecindad). replace SYNOPSIS with this: Chucho (Ramírez) is married to the scatter-brained Susana (Daviland), who spends her time in the beauty parlor and playing cards with her friends. Through a mixup, Chucho thinks his wife has been unfaithful to him and goes home to his mother in Guadalajara! Susana asks her friend Silvia for help in getting Chucho back; Silvia suggests Susana claim she is pregnant; Chucho gets a telegram informing him of the birth of his child. He decides to return to Mexico City, which throws Susana into a panic: she doesn't really have a baby. Silvia's husband El Pollo is dispatched to a nearby orphanage to obtain an infant, returning home with the baby just ahead of Chucho. Matters become complicated when the director of the orphanage calls and says the baby's mother wants her child back. El Pollo visits their laundress, who has just had twins, and brings back one of the babies to substitute. Chucho discovers both infants, but is convinced that Susana had twins (later, when another infant is brought in, he believes she had triplets). Finally, the truth is exposed. Chucho is depressed, but Susana says they can try to have their own child.

Los lavaderos: replace SYNOPSIS with: The residents of a vecindad include blonde Lupe, shoe repairman Nicanor (Ortín), snooty Virginia (Peluffo), Petrita and her teenage daughter Rosa (Santos) exotic dancer Nora (May) and her gay "sister" Lalito, young man Raulito, and the irascible doña Pancha and her downtrodden husband Panchito. Lupe also has a live-in boyfriend, Luis (Guinar). One day Lalito, on his way to an audition, asks doña Petrita to pick up a prescription for his sister. Petrita brings it back to the vecindad, but accidentally drops it. The bottle is picked up, kept for a while, and then deliberately "dropped" by various residents, until finally it's handed over to Lalito. The various interpersonal conflicts and relationships come to a head one night. Virginia sleeps with the younger Raulito; Nicanor with Lupe; Luis with Rosa; and Petrita with Pancho. Time passes, and Nora, Lupe, Rosa, Lalito, and Petrita are doing their laundry at the communal fountain in the center of the courtyard. One confession leads to another: months before, Virginia found the bottle of pills Petrita dropped. They were birth-control pills. Virginia switched them for aspirin (or candy) as did Lupe, Rosa, and Petrita in turn, each keeping the "real" birth control pills for themselves. As it turns out, Lalito got the birth control pills, which he took, thinking they were aspirin! Nora, Rosa, Petrita, Lupe, and Virginia are all pregnant! But everything works out for the best: Pancho leaves his abusive wife for Petrita; Luis returns to marry Rosa; Lupe will move in with Nicanor; Virginia and Raulito will become a couple.



Adorables criminales: this was shot on video so it was NOT released theatrically. Change director to Luis Quintanilla R. And yes, this was a close remake of Las sicodélicas, but filmed in Morelos instead of Peru.

Dos cuates a todo dar: change SYNOPSIS: detectives Remigio (Rojas) and Cándido (Luján)don't try to kill each other (although each thinks the other is trying to), the murder attempts have been ordered by criminal mastermind Muller (augmented by real accidents and by the murderous plans of Remigio's mother-in-law!). Remigio and Cándido eventually expose Muller's scheme to rob Mexico of its natural resources and are reinstated to the force.

Los gatos en los azoteas: replace SYNOPSIS with: Juan Camaney (de Alba) works as the delivery boy for the liquor store owned by Sara (Santos) and operated by her philandering husband Lorenzo (Ballesteros). Juan is courting Maribel (Fernández), the lecherous Sr. Orozco's maid. Middle-aged architect Julio (Lechuga) spies on his fellow tenants with binoculars and is obsessed with Maribel. Another tenant is palm-reader Akenatón (Stiglitz), who dresses like an ancient Egyptian and schemes to make women his hypnotic slaves (which sometimes involves murdering them). Julio and Orozco try to seduce Maribel, Lorenzo has repeated affairs that he hides from his wife (who controls the family money), Juan has confrontations with Julio and Orozco, Akenatón hypnotizes and kills women, Julio spies on Akenatón. Sara nearly becomes a victim of the murderous fortune-teller but is rescued and Akenatón plunges out of a window to his death. Julio and Orozco are tricked into undressing and getting into bed with each other, and are then exposed as "homosexuals" and "perverts" to the other residents. Lorenzo's infidelity is exposed to his wife; she beats him and they reconcile but he is still unable to restrain himself in the presence of other women.


El garañón: Remove NOTES: El garañón Dos was a direct sequel.

El garañón dos: change GENRE to: Comedy-Drama; change SYNOPSIS to: Chicho (Rojas), after being castrated for his sexual misbehavior, has become meek and child-like, but is advised to leave his provincial town when the local choirmaster takes a fancy to him. Chicho is swindled and thrown in jail in the capital, but is eventually released and becomes friends with Gilda (Perdigón), another newcomer to the city who was raped and turned into a prostitute by pimp Toni (Luján). Chicho and Gilda team up to rob lecherous men, and Chicho eventually earns enough money for a penis transplant. He and Gilda are wed at the end.

El muerto al hoyo (y el vivo también): Add PROD COMPANY: Prods. EGA; Update SYNOPSIS: replace "Nina" with "Nena," played by Maribel Fernández. Nena's gay assistant is "La Comadre," played by Pedro Weber. Add NOTES: copyright 1989.

Objetos sexuales: Replace SYNOPSIS with: Toto (Montiel) lives with his domineering and lecherous aunt Rita (Moret). After the sudden death of Toto's parents, Rita controls of the family fortune and uses the money to keep her nephew under her thumb. To earn enough money to become independent, Toto's girlfriend (Chávez) hires him as a male prostitute in the establishment where she works, but this backfires when a jealous husband (Ramos) shows up. Toto works as a stripper, but is mobbed by the women in the audience and a brawl breaks out. His girlfriend says she of a private club where Toto can dance wearing a black wrestling mask and a cape. The real owner of the club is Rita. She doesn't recognize her nephew (because of the mask), but she is attracted to him. Toto utilizes her lust to force his aunt to open her safe where she keeps the documents necessary for him to recover his inheritance. Insurance investigators arrest Rita and take her away. Toto and his girlfriend can now be happy.


El chicano vengador: add to NOTES: copyright 1990; this film was also released as El soplón [The Informer]; change SYNOPSIS to: Policeman Juan (Valentín) and karate instructor Julio (Augurio) disguise themselves as the "Chicano Vengador" to investigate a gang of white-slavers who kidnap women in Mexico and sell them in the USA.

El Chile: add to NOTES: this was also released on video as El narco padrote. change SYNOPSIS: El Chile (Valentino) doesn't castrate the doctor who gave him a sex-change operation, he stabs him in the crotch and kills him.

Dos gallos alborotados: change PROD COMPANY to Esco-Mex Video and Eco Films. replace SYNOPSIS: Antonio (Valentín) and his cousin Juan Carlos (Valentino) work on the ranch owned by Antonio's widowed mother Berta (Peluffo). The two young men are both courting Griselda, the daughter of the town's richest man, Casimiro Malacara. However, Antonio falls in love with Mariana (Flor), who arrives to sing in the local cantina. She is a single mother, but this doesn't matter to Antonio; Juan Carlos is happy, because this leaves the way clear for him to marry Griselda. Mariana is actually Casimiro's illegitimate daughter. When the cacique learns this, he apologizes to the young woman and admits his indiscretion to his wife Blanca and to Griselda. All is forgiven.

Noche de fieras [Night of Beasts] (Víctor Films-Cin. Jalisco) GENRE: Thriller; DIR: Alfredo B. Crevenna; CAST: Hugo Stiglitz, Olivia Collins, Jacaranda Alfaro; SYNOPSIS: Ernesto (Stiglitz) is unhappily married to Isabel (Collins); he is having an affair with his secretary Alicia (Alfaro) but refuses to give Isabel a divorce until she agrees to give him half of the company she inherited from her father, which Ernesto now runs. Promising to sign the divorce papers, Ernesto lures Isabel to her family's deserted country home, where he rapes her and departs. Isabel undergoes a series of bizarre, frightening experiences, actually caused by a special effects expert hired by Ernesto. However, Isabel survives her ordeal; Ernesto and Alicia are both killed, and the house is blown up by Isabel and her lover, erasing all evidence of the crimes. NOTES: this film was omitted from the print version of the book. It does not appear in most reference works and theatrical release is unconfirmed. Copyright 1990.


Lucrecia, crónica de un secuestro:  change synopsis—Lucrecia (Hosta) falls in love with her captors.  The police, unaware she has decided not to press charges, surround the country house where the group is hiding.  A vengeful gangster (Jiménez) attempts to shoot Lucrecia but hits one of the young men instead; the police open fire and kill the other two.  Add to Notes: there are some indications the Mexican and Spanish versions of this movie differ considerably.


Muerte en la playa:  change Rodolfo de Anda’s character from “stepfather” to “his widowed mother’s boyfriend.”


Al caer la noche: CAST: remove María Rojo; Update SYNOPSIS: replace "the capital" with "Monterrey." The priest is played by Goyri, the boy's widowed mother is Espinosa.

Asesinos: Add to CAST: Jorge Luke; Change SYNOPSIS: an international gang kidnaps the son of a Guatemalan farmer (Reynoso). He tracks them to Mexico City, where he teams up with the Mexican father (Luke) of another victim. The kidnapers are extracting organs from the stolen children and selling them on the black market. With the aid of the Mexican and U.S. police, the two fathers penetrate the gang's headquarters and rescue their sons and many other children. Add NOTES: shot in Mexico and Guatemala.

Escuadrón suicida: Change SYNOPSIS: the group's leader is San Martín (del Castillo), and Susana is played by Azela Robinson.

Jóvenes perversos: Add to CAST: Evangelina Sosa; Change SYNOPSIS: a group of young men from wealthy families rape a housemaid (Sosa)and videotape the atrocity. One of the rapists is the son of a police official (Cordero). She becomes a vigilante, tracking down her assailants and murdering them, although this costs her the love of a decent man (Gazcón).

El sucursal del infierno: Change SYNOPSIS: the two men who try to rape and murder Lara's wife are NOT corrupt cops, but henchmen of the drug mastermind. The druglord is not killed but rather arrested at the conclusion.

El superman...dilón: Add NOTES: copyright 1990. Replace SYNOPSIS with: Ángel (Inclán) lives with his wife Marta (Pasquel), their two young sons, and his horrid mother-in-law doña Cándida (Salinas). Cándida and Marta force Ángel to do all of the household chores and cooking (in addition to his day job) and complain about his ineptitude. Ángel, Rosas, and their friends Lopitos and El Sordo work in a government office together. Cándida is arrested for driving Ángel's car on a "forbidden" day (due to smog, Mexicans in the capital have a rotating system which forces them to leave their personal cars inactive one day a week) and Ángel has to borrow money to bail her out . Ángel and his male friends have a wild party with four female workers--Ángel is paired with Gloria, who becomes sexually aroused by smacking him in the face! The Licenciado's secretary overhears some gossip afterwards, mistakenly believes Ángel is a super-lover, and spends the rest of the movie trying to seduce him. Cándida and Marta crash a drunken celebration in the office, hoping to catch Ángel misbehaving, but are severely beaten up by the party-goers. Cándida and Marta go through Ángel's pants and find a winning lottery ticket: but it turns out to be falsified, and Cándida is arrested once again. In exchange for bailing his mother-in-law out of jail once again, Ángel compels his wife to agree to send the older woman far away to live.



En medio de la nada: change last line.  Joaquín is not shot to death, he stands up to Esteban, but the latter is killed by Raúl, who has just arrived at the diner.  Raúl and Claudia depart together.

La güera Chabela: Add to NOTES: copyrighted in 1994. Replace SYNOPSIS with: Chabela (Albor), the daughter of don Florentino, loves Jesús Cadenas (Aguilar), but he is unable to remain faithful to her. Chabela flirts with Rafael but when he attempts to go further, fights him off. Jesús comes to her rescue and is forced to shoot Rafael in self-defense. Jesús leaves town; several years later, he returns. In the meantime, Chabela has married Casimiro, an employee of her father, but constantly has affairs with local men. Jesús becomes involved with young widow Braulia (Soler), but also briefly reconciles with Chabela. Jesús arrives at the town dance, where Chabela is dancing with her latest lover. After Jesús calls her a "bitch," Chabela angrily says she'll sleep with any man because they're all more man than he is. Jesús pulls his pistol, shooting Chabela and her dance partner. Jesús is gunned down by some tough types--when the smoke clears, both Jesús and Chabela (along with sundry other people) are dead on the floor.

Supervivencia: correct TITLE spelling.


Sabor latino:  revise “Genre” heading to “Romance.”

Crisis--NOTES (add): video release title Maten al candidato. Replace SYNOPSIS with: a Mexican senator (Bonilla) presses for a law which will allow criminals to be extradited to countries (like the USA) which have the death penalty. An imprisoned druglord (Ojeda)--who will face execution if sent to the USA-- orders the senator's brother kidnaped to short-circuit the legislation, but the senator refuses to comply and his brother is murdered. The criminal's henchmen then trick a mime (Jose Alonso) into believing he has a fatal illness, and offer to pay him a large sum of money (for the support of his children) if he assassinates the senator. The mime makes the attempt but only wounds his target; he commits suicide. The legislation is passed.



Otilia Rauda:  this film has been released as La mujer del Pueblo (Otilia Rauda). Replace SYNOPSIS with: In 1920s Mexico, Otilia (Canudas) lives on a hacienda with her parents. She has a mature, sexy body but a large birthmark disfigures her face. Otilia is married off to Isidro (Guerrero), the town policeman, who uses her family money to open a butcher shop. After her husband gives her a sexually-transmitted disease, Otilia refuses to sleep with him, and has affairs with other men. She inherits her family property and denies Isidro access to it, or to her money. Bandit Rubén Lazcano, wounded, arrives at the hacienda and is nursed back to health. Otilia falls in love with him and they have an affair, but Rubén departs and Otilia later learns he's been seen with other women. Jealous, Otilia betrays Rubén to Isidro, then changes her mind and sends her servant Melquiades (Estrella) to warn the bandit. However, Melquiades murders Rubén instead. Otilia commits suicide.



Curados de espantos is on page 630 not 603.


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