Un Gallo en Corral Ajeno (1952)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Western, Eurowestern  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Mexico, Spain  |  
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The English title of the Mexican Un Gallo en Corral Ajeno is Straying Rooster. This is as apt a description as any of the leading character, played by popular musical star Jorge Negrete. He plays an eccentric millionaire who whimsically poses as a turkey thief. While in this guise, he is hired to pose for an avant-garde sculptress (Gloria Marin, in real life, the former Mrs. Negrete). The freewheeling storyline drifts amiably all over Mexico, from big-city skyscrapers to dusty cattle ranches. The most memorable aspect of Un Gallo en Corral Ajeno is the versatile cinematography of the late, great Gabriel Figueroa.

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assumed-identity, millionaire, sculpture