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Smiles of the City (1962)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

The underside of Mexico City: street performers, factory workers, a drunk, an old man with civic pride, a pickpocket, and others live and interact in a shantytown near the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Techo, the old man, longs to ...See moreThe underside of Mexico City: street performers, factory workers, a drunk, an old man with civic pride, a pickpocket, and others live and interact in a shantytown near the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Techo, the old man, longs to reconnect to his abandoned son; Beto, the robust son, is in love with Lita, but not married to her although she's pregnant. Government authorities see the shantytown residents as lazy and immoral; the residents celebrate their own love of family, communal spirit, and life's possibilities. Can responsibility also win out? Written by See less
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Writers
Pancho Córdova (story and adaptation) (as Francisco Cordova) | Gilberto Gazcón (adaptation) | Jesús Marín (collaboration)
Composer
Gustavo César Carrión (as Gustavo Cesar Carreon)
Cinematographer
Production Designer
Salvador Lozano Mena (as Salvador Lozano)
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Updated Nov 2, 1962

Release date
1964 (United States)
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25 cast members
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José Elías Moreno
Don Tencho Don Tencho   See fewer
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Adalberto Martínez
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Fanny Schiller
Doña Bertha Doña Bertha   See fewer
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Aarón Hernán
Ruperto Ruperto   See fewer
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Valentín Trujillo
El pipirrin El pipirrin   See fewer
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Pancho Córdova
Colocho Colocho   See fewer
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Félix González
Comandante Comandante   See fewer
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Pascual García Peña
Don Maurilio Don Maurilio   See fewer
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Rosa Lilia Fuentes
Rosita (as Rosa Lilia Fuentes niña) Rosita (as Rosa Lilia Fuentes niña)   See fewer
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Inés Murillo
Doña Zoila Doña Zoila   See fewer
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José Carlos Méndez
El papelerito (as Carlos Méndez niño) El papelerito (as Carlos Méndez niño)   See fewer
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Burdette Zea
Turista gringa Turista gringa   See fewer
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Dagoberto Rodríguez
Licenciado Licenciado   See fewer
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Carlos López Moctezuma
Jefe de Leticia Jefe de Leticia   See fewer
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Magdaleno Barba
Vecino (uncredited) Vecino (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jesús Gómez
Policía (uncredited) Policía (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonor Gómez
Vecina (uncredited) Vecina (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carlos Hennings
Turista (uncredited) Turista (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 9 votes