Salón México

Film

Time Out says

Inspired (like Aaron Copland's suite of the same name) by the eponymous Mexico City dance club, this engagingly exotic melodrama focuses on the trials and tribulations of a reluctant cabaretera (López), struggling to pay her sister's boarding school fees and determined to conceal her profession and her pimp lover. Tragedy will out, and not without a heap of escapist moralising (catch the sister's air force hero fiancé!); despite the hackneyed plotting, however, Gabriel Figueroa's noir photography and the splendidly glamorous seediness of the nightclub scenes make for passable entertainment.

Details

Release details

Duration:
95 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Emilio Fernández
Screenwriter:
Emilio Fernández, Mauricio Magdaleno
Cast:
Marga López
Miguel Inclán
Rodolfo Acosta
Roberto Cañedo