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Mexican Bus Ride


Luis Buñuel

1951, 85 min. Black and White, Comedy
Cast: Lilia Prado, Esteban Márquez, Paz Villegas, Manuel Noriega, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Roberto Cobo

November 22, 8 PM
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)
600 River St. Austin, Texas 78701 Map

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In a small coast town, young Oliverio is forced to interrupt his honeymoon because his mother, Doña Ester, is dying. She asks Oliverio to go to Petatlan to look for Mr. Figueroa, so that he can write her will. Oliverio begins his trip in a beaten up bus, driven by Silvestre. During the trip, the young man has to overcome all sorts of unforeseen events and Raquel’s insinuations, a sensual and flirty woman set on having sex with him.

En un poblado costeño, el joven Oliverio debe interrumpir su viaje de bodas porque su madre, doña Ester, está moribunda. La madre pide a Oliverio que vaya a Petatlán a buscar al licenciado Figueroa, para que redacte su testamento. Oliverio emprende el viaje en un destartalado autobús, conducido por el chofer Silvestre. En el trayecto, el joven tendrá que sortear toda suerte de imprevistos y el asedio de Raquel, una sensual y coqueta mujer empeñada en hacer el amor con Oliverio.


Production Company: Producciones Isla
Assistant Director: Jorge López Portillo
Producers: Manuel Altolaguirre and María Luisa Gómez Mena
Production Manager: Fidel Pizarro
Screenplay: Manuel Altolaguirre
Adapted by: Manuel Altolaguirre, Juan de la Cabada and Luis Buñuel
Dialogue: Juan de la Cabada and Lilia Solano Galeana
Cinematography: Alex Phillips
Camera: Leobardo Sánchez y Armando Carrillo
Production Design: José Rodríguez Granada
Special effect models: Edward Fitzgerald
Wardrobe: Georgette Somohano
Make Up: Felisa Ladrón de Guevara
Editing: Rafael Portillo and Luis Buñuel (uncredited)
Sound: Eduardo Arjona and Jesús González Gancy
Music: Gustavo Pittaluga; song: "La sanmarqueña"
Cast: Lilia Prado (Raquel), Carmen González (Albina), Esteban Márquez (Oliverio Grajales), Luis Aceves Castañeda (Silvestre), Manuel Dondé (Eladio González), Roberto Cobo (Juan), Roberto Meyer (don Nemesio Álvarez y Villalbazo), Paz Villegas (doña Ester), Beatriz Ramos (Elisa), Paula Rendón (doña Sixta, Silvestre's mother), Víctor Pérez (Felipe), Gilberto González (Sánchez Coello), Pedro Elviro (the limp), Francisco Reiguera, Miguel Suárez (chicken salesman), Leonor Gómez (doña Linda), Manuel Noriega (licenciado Figueroa y Lezama), Chel López (Chema, Silvestre's compadre), Jorge Martínez de Hoyos (Turist Guide), Salvador Quiroz, (Lucilo Peña, Albina's father), Cecilia Leger (doña Clara, Albina's mother), José Muñoz (don Esteban), Diana Ochoa (Manuel's wife), Pedro Ibarra (Manuel), Silvia Castro (girl who dies), Victoria Sastre, José Jorge Pérez, Polo Ramos, Salvador Terroba, Trío Tamaulipeco


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