Sierra Maldita (1954)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Sierra Maldita translates to Cursed Mountain, a most appropriate title for this mystical melodrama. Legend has it that all women born under the shadow of a certain mountain range in Southern Spain will be rendered barren and thus ineligible for marriage. Young Juan (Ruben Rojo) flies in the face of superstition and marries Cruz (Lisa Rosales) despite the fact that she will ostensibly never bear children. Disowned by his family, Juan endures endless hardships, culminating in an attempt by the film's villain to steal Cruz away from him. Juan's perserverance pays off when Cruz beats the curse by giving birth. Sierra Maldita was released in the Western Hemisphere by Paramount Pictures.



curse, infertility