TheArchive Features: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

TheArchive pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic filmmakers who have positively enriched our culture.

Here's some of our film classics from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema and the filmmakers who no doubt influenced their American filmmaker successors.

From famed director and “father of cinematic surrealism” Luis Buñuel, Una Mujer Sin Amor, tells the story of a woman who sacrifices her own happiness for her family, but in doing so creates a rift that will take a lifetime to mend. 

Romantic drama La Duda, was directed by Alejandro Galindo, one of the most prolific and lauded directors of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.

Directed in 1962 by Miguel Delgado, renowned Mexican director of over 140 films, Estoy Casado, Ja Ja is a romantic comedy adventure featuring the story of Ana Maria and Marcelo who meet on a cruise ship and plan to get married on the spot. However, the wedding is postponed under the contingency that the two should get to know more about one another first.

Also directed by Delgado, 1951's Carcel De Mujeres, starring the mysterious and short-lived ingenue Miroslava, follows a beautiful and wealthy woman who is imprisoned for the murder of her lover and must live within the confines of a women's prison as she fights for her innocence.

In Tú y La Mentira, a musical comedy from director René Cardona, two men share artistic ambitions, but end up traveling different paths in order to fulfill their dreams.

Stream these and many more Spanish language classics on TheArchive now.



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