Bruto (Pedro Armendariz), a simple-minded strongman, is tasked by a ruthless landlord to clear a Mexico City slum of its denizens. His campaign includes cold intimidation and vicious attacks, one of which results in the death of an old man. His success earns him his master’s gratitude as well as the unwanted attention of Palomar (Katy Jurado -Mr. Arkadin), the landlord’s wife. However Bruto is distracted by his growing affection for Mechee (Rosa Arenas). She proves a calming influence and Bruto becomes progressively disillusioned at his task, all the more so upon learning that Mechee is the daughter of the man he killed.
Cast & Credits:
Pedro Armendariz / Katy Jurado / Rosa Arenas / Andres Soler / Roberto Meyer / Beatriz Ramos
Paco Martinez / Gloria Mestre / Paz Vilegas / Directed by Luis Bunuel
- Ariel Awards Mexico, 1954, Won, Best Supporting Actress, Katy Jurado
- Ariel Awards Mexico, 1954, Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Andres Soler
- Ariel Awards Mexico, 1954, Nominated, Best Cinematography
1953 / 77 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / Mono audio / 1.33 : 1 Black & White / DVD PAL Multi Region / Rating 12 / MRBDVD031