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In the Palm of Your Hand

(En la palma de tu mano)

featuring

Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, Ramón Gay, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna,

A con artist with dreams of grandeur finds himself overmatched by a murderous widow in this Arturo de Córdova–starring noir, which again finds our hero abandoning everything for a taste of passion, and death. Busy shaking down the lonely rich with a mix of fortune-telling and blackmail (“Karin doesn’t accept checks! Only cash!!”), our hero is soon lured unblinkingly into the poison-laden lair of a beautiful “widow of her own volition.” “You and I are written in our destinies,” these lovers croon, as their mutual ambition—and lack of morality—leads to a finale set not at the chapel, but the morgue.

Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • José Revueltas
  • Roberto Gavaldón
Based On
  • A story by Luis Spota

Cinematographer
  • Alex Phillips
Language
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 113 mins
Source
  • Filmoteca UNAM
Permission
  • Fundación Televisa