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1948 | B/N | 95 min

Mercedes earns a living as a cabaret dancer in the Salón México to pay for her sister Beatriz’s education. In spite of receiving the support and secret love of Lupe López, a policeman, Paco, her pimp, threatens to reveal her secret. This is the first attempt by Emilio El Indio Fernández to enter the world of cabaret melodrama. Sálon México shows both tragic love and the night life of Mexico City, framed perfectly by Gabriel Figueroa

Country: México
Direction: Fernández; Emilio
Script: Magdaleno; Mauricio, Fernández; Emilio
Production: Elizondo; Salvador
Photography: Figueroa; Gabriel
Sound: Solís; Rodolfo
Music: Díaz Conde; Antonio
Cast:Inclán; Miguel, Derba; Mimí, Cañedo; Roberto, López; Marga, Acosta; Rodolfo, Múzquiz; Carlos, Derbez; Silvia, Torvay; José
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Participation year at FICM: 2010

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