Six months have passed since the tragic death Pedro Infante, the pain of his departure after the plane crash was close to the surface, and in the newspapers of 1957, the prime minister "Tizoc" in four cinemas in Mexico City, it was one of the last films of Pedro and the only one he played with María Félix
"All of Mexico praises her, all of Mexico appreciates her," reads the December poster of this memorable year published by EL UNIVERSAL. The beauty of Maria Félix was coupled with the haberdashery Pedro, who played a sensitive Indian who falls in love with "Maria's girl".
The beautiful landscape of Tenango de las Flores, Puebla, is one of the scenes of this tragic love story, in which racial barriers stand in the happiness of the heroes.
The tape is guided by Ismael Rodríguez he was a hit in Mexico and at the Festival in Berlin, where the actor received the Silver Bear for his male performance; Tizoc is a good-natured Indian from the Tacuate tribe who, wanting to show his love for Maria, cries in one of the most characteristic scenes Gold age
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Pedro Infante did not see in the films "Tizoc"
When Pedro Infante acted, he seemed "like a fish in water", he enjoyed his work and liked to move in front of the cameras, he also had instinct to observe and kept images in his memory, sometimes he talked UNIVERSAL that he studied his movements in front of the mirror. "I look like a madman, watching my mouth move, my hands and how I should do my steps," he said.
The actor celebrated his last saint, accompanied by friends of production, on the pages of this newspaper it is said that on this occasion the ceremony took place in the house that Pedro had in Cuernavaca. That day he received mariachi, and a virgin of Guadalupe in a polychrome sculpture for his home chapel.
The last scenes of the film were shot in Oaxaca, but Pedro did not want to travel by plane, because eight years earlier his friend, actress Blanca Estela Pavón, died in a plane crash when he moved from this city to the capital.
For this reason, the actor preferred to come by car, but when he went down the road, he was six hours late; Pedro preferred not to travel by plane, so he did not "tempt death", but he would die six months later in an air accident.
Successful premiere in Mexico and Berlin
On June 23, 1957, EL UNIVERSAL announced the success of the film "Tizoc" in Europe, the film was presented in Berlin and generated very good comments.
"Frequent applause caused the Mexican film" Tizoc "to be presented at the Berlin Film Festival, where viewers especially appreciated the admirable images of the Mexican village exhibited by this film," we read.
"Tizoc" is one of the last two films of Pedro Infante, who disappeared for the first time. It is in colors, in Cinemascope (filming system characterized by the use of large images in shooting), has interesting argumentation, and above all the greatest appeal of cinema fans, is the only and last meeting of this pair of movie colossi, Pedro Infante and María Félix, "reads EL websites UNIVERSAL.
As never before, the actress wore beautiful Mexican regional costumes, which emphasized her beauty and beauty even more.
Tizoc confuses Mary with the Virgin and a love story is born
Tizoc, the Indian Tacuate who hunts to survive, falls in love with Maria at first sight, his beauty makes him so impressed that he considers himself a virgin of his parish, because the similarity between them is impressive.
In the film The Virgin from the parish shows a strong resemblance to Mary.
Maria, a city woman with a strong character, seeks shelter in the provincial landscapes to forget about the betrayal of her fiancé Arturo, but is surprised by the tenderness and sensitivity of Tizoc.
"A frog flies from one passionate to another, to bring his love, and when lovers die, their souls get to the zenith to continue singing their love for God" Tizoc tells Maria in one of the scenes more mentioned from the movie, introduction to Maria's tears Félix, when Pedro Infante sings "I love you".
Then the confusion generated by the handkerchief complicates everything, and drama leads the tale to the tragic end, in which Tizoc and Maria die on the top of the mountain when the owl sings.
María Félix and the memory of Pedro Infante
In October 1957, she talked to Maria Félix UNIVERSAL about his character in "Tizoc", a nice experience that enriched his acting career.
"The character seemed great, otherwise, believe me, I would not interpret it," he said.
For Pedro, he had a very good impression and pleasant memories of friendship, which was interrupted by the unexpected death of this born in Guamuchil, Sinaloa.
"Pedro was a great companion and best friend." When filming, we reaffirm our friendship, but we understand: friendship, "he said.
For Felix, "Tizoc" would become an endearing film because of its beautiful history and Mexican characters and landscapes.
"Both Pedro and mine were genuinely Mexican, I wanted to interpret such a guy so long ago, I think it is a good movie that will appeal to everyone for simple and human history," he concluded.