Vertigo (1946)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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No relation to the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock classic of the same name, Vertigo is a worthwhile vehicle for Mexican film favorite Maria Felix. The story concerns young swain Arturo (Emilio Tuero), who is about to marry pretty young Gabriela (Lilia Michel). His plans are radically altered when he falls in love with Gabriela's gorgeous mother Mercedes (Felix). To rid himself of his troublesome fiancee, Arturo kills the girl. Upon learning of this, Mercedes responds in kind in an ending worthy of Grand Opera. Based on a novel by Pierre Benoit, Vertigo was released in some English-speaking markets under the literal but slightly ridiculous title Dizziness.

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daughter, fiancee, killing, love, love-triangle, mother, murder