Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Irina Baronova plays the title role in the Mexican Yolanda. Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a Russian ballerina (Baronova) who accepts the invitation to tour in Mexico. Here she falls in love with handsome Army-officer Julio (David Silva), which does not rest well with big-time politician Carlos Villegrin (Miguel Arenas). Using his influence, Villegrin has Yolanda's family arrested by the Russian authorities, refusing to release them unless Yolanda agrees to marry him. Our heroine sadly acquiesces, but she remains faithful to Julio, a fact that leads to a denouement of operatic dimensions. Yolanda was co-directed by America's Dudley Murphy, best known for his Broadway theatrical work.
daughter, family-member, pirate [seafarer], revenge