(Woman in Love), (In Love)
María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Fernando Fernández,
In this truly extraordinary film, “María Félix is most radiant as the rich man’s daughter sought after by a revolutionary general played by Pedro Armendáriz. The passions of political idealism and romantic love come head to head in this sweeping saga set against the Mexican Revolution of Juarez. Loosely adapted from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (and Count Lucanor by Juan Manuel), the film displays some of Gabriel Figueroa’s finest work. Magnificent Churrigueresque cathedrals are juxtaposed with a revolutionary atmosphere and provide the backdrop for plenty of romantic fireworks between Armendáriz and Félix” (Michael Donnelly).