La Negra Angustia (1949)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Costume Adventure  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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La Negra Angustia is a sweeping recreation of the Mexican Revolution. Popular film star Maria Elena Marques stars as Angustia (whose name, significantly, translates to "Anguish"). In the course of the film, Angustia becomes a figurehead, a rallying point for the revolutionaries. The authentic "feel" of the film is enhanced by the evocative musical score, featuring vocals by Gracisca Amador. On the strength of La Negra Angustia (not to mention the earlier The Pearl), Maria Elena Marques was brought to Hollywood, where she was costarred with Clark Gable in Across the Wide Missouri.

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leader, revolution, woman, Mexico, oppression, poverty