The first in a trilogy of films about humble widower Pepe el Toro (Pedro Infante), this Mexican melodrama follows the saga of Pepe's family -- including his daughter Chachita (Evita Muñoz) -- as they grapple with the pain of murder and treachery. At the thick of the plot is villainous lawyer Montes (Rafael Alcayde), who wants so much to marry Pepe's girlfriend (Blanca Estela Pavón) that he'll do anything in his power to make it happen.
Nosotros los pobres is a masterful example of the Golden Age slum melodramas.
Screening with English subtitles
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Nosotros los pobres
Directed by Ismael Rodríguez
Starring: Pedro Infante and Evita Muñoz "Chachita"
Music by Manuel Esperón
Cinematography: José Ortiz Ramos
Release date: 25 March 1948
Running time: 128 minutes
Where: New York Public Library (53 Street)
18 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
When: May 25, 2017 / 7:00 PM