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1951 | Color | 78 min

When he discovers his wife's infidelity, Quintín abandons María and their daughter, believing the child is not his. Years later, his ex-wife convinces Quintín that she lied about his paternity and urges him to seek out his daughter.


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Direction: Buñuel; Luis
Script: Alcoriza; Janet, Alcoriza; Luis
Production: Dancigers; Óscar
Photography: Ortiz Ramos; José
Sound: Arjona; Eduardo, González Gancy; Jesús
Music: Esperón; Manuel
Cast:Rojo; Rubén, Soto Mantequilla; Fernando, Soler; Fernando, Caro; Alicia
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