Godfather Mendoza (1934)

Movie


Godfather Mendoza (1934)
El compadre Mendoza (original title)

During Mexican Revolution, Rosalio Mendoza (Del Diestro) survives by making and winning favors from both factions, the governmental forces and Zapata's Army. His hacienda welcomes everybody, and Mendoza is considered a good friend of his guests. Eventually, the situation becomes unsustainable and he has to take sides. Betrayal and deception overcome and Mendoza's dark side surfaces.
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Creators
Director Juan Bustillo Oro
Director Fernando de Fuentes
Writer Juan Bustillo Oro
Writer Mauricio Magdaleno
Writer Fernando de Fuentes
Information
Release Date1934-11-18
Runtime1h 25mins
GenreDrama, War
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyInteramericana Films
CountryMexico
LanguageSpanish
Alfredo del Diestro
Alfredo del Diestro
Rosalío Mendoza
Carmen Guerrero
Carmen Guerrero
Dolores 'Lolita' Garcia Mendoza
General Felipe Nieto
Luis G. Barreiro
Luis G. Barreiro
Atenógenes
Coronel Bernáldez
María, la muda
Pepe del Río
Pepe del Río
Felipe Mendoza (as José del Río)
Abraham Galán
Abraham Galán
Coronel Martínez
José Ignacio Rocha
José Ignacio Rocha
Jerónimo, criado
Ricardo Carti
Ricardo Carti
Ventura Mendoza
Alfonso Sánchez Tello
Alfonso Sánchez Tello
El Gordo
César Rendón
César Rendón
José Eduardo Pérez
José Eduardo Pérez
Hermano menor de los Mendoza
Miguel M. Delgado
Miguel M. Delgado
Carlos López
Carlos López

Godfather Mendoza

Godfather Mendoza (Spanish: El compadre Mendoza) is a 1934 Mexican film. It was directed by Fernando de Fuentes, and is the second of his Revolution Trilogy, preceded by El prisionero trece and followed by Vámonos con Pancho Villa.

In 1994, the Mexican magazine Somos published a list of "The 100 best movies of the cinema of Mexico" in its 100th edition and choose El compadre Mendoza the 3rd better of all time, just behind Vámonos con Pancho Villa and Los olvidados.


Plot

This is the story of Rosalío Mendoza, a Mexican landowner during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Rosalío survives by befriending both the army and the revolutionaries. Everyone is welcomed in his ranch, but the situation becomes unbearable and Rosalío must choose whose side he is on.


Cast

Various of main cast appeared in more than one movie of the trilogy:

  • Alfredo del Diestro
  • Carmen Guerrero
  • Antonio R. Frausto
  • Luis G. Barreiro
  • Emma Roldán