It had been six months since the tragic death of Pedro Infante, The pain of his departure after a crash was near the surface and in the 1957 newspapers the premiere of "Tizoc" In four cinemas in Mexico City, it was one of Pedro's latest movies and the only one he was playing with María Félix
"All Mexico regrets her, Mexico is all about her," reads the poster published by EL UNIVERSAL in December of the fierce year. María Félix's beauty was conjugated with Pedro's madman, who played a delicate Indian who fell in love with the "girl Maria".
The beautiful landscape of Tenango de las Flores, Puebla, is one of the scenes in this tragic love story, where racial barriers are in the best of character.
The tape is directed by Ismael Rodríguez It was a hit in Mexico and at the Berlin Festival, where the actor was awarded a Silver Bear for his male performance; Tizoc is a good-natured Tacuate Indian who, in his attempt to show her love for Mary, cries in one of the most emblematic scenes in The golden age
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Pedro Infante no longer saw "Tizoc" in the movies
When Pedro Infante acted, he seemed "like a fish in the water", enjoyed his work and enjoyed moving in front of the cameras, in addition he had a nice instinct for observation and kept the pictures in his memory, sometimes he told UNIVERSAL that he used to study his movements in front of a mirror. "I look like a madman, watching me move my mouth, my hands or how to take my steps," he said.
The actor celebrated his last saints accompanied by the friends of production, on the pages of this magazine, it was said that at that time the party held place in Pedro's house in Cuernavaca. The day he got mariachis, and as a gift a Guadalupe maiden in polychrome sculpture for the chapel in his house.
The last scenes in the film were filmed in Oaxaca, but Pedro did not want to travel by air because, eight years earlier, his friend, actress Blanca Estela Pavón, died in a crash when moving from this city to the capital.
For this reason, the actor preferred to arrive by car, but when he went wrong he arrived six hours late; Pedro preferred not to travel by air and thus not "postpone death", but he had to die six months later in a plane accident.
Successful premiere in Mexico and Berlin
On June 23, 1957, EL UNIVERSAL reported the success of "Tizoc" in Europe, the film was presented in Berlin and generated very good comments.
"Frequent applause today caused the Mexican movie" Tizoc "to be presented at the Berlin Film Festival, where viewers particularly appreciated the admirable pictures in the Mexican countryside depicted by this movie," reads.
"Tizoc" is one of the last two films made by Pedro Infante and is missing for the first time. It's in colors, in Cinemascope (a shooting system characterized by the use of great shooting pictures), has an interesting argument and, above all, the biggest appeal to movie fans, the only and last encounter in this pair is Colossi, Pedro Infante and María Félix , "reads the pages EL ELIVERSAL.
Like never before, the actress owned beautiful Mexican regional costumes that marked her beauty and beauty even more.
Tizoc confuses Mary with Virgin and a love story is born
Tizoc, a Tacuate Indian who chases to survive, falls in love with Maria at first sight, his beauty impresses him so much that he thinks she is her virgin in her parish, so the similarity between them is impressive.
In the film, the parish's maiden has a strong resemblance to Maria.
Maria, a city woman with a strong character, takes refuge in provincial landscapes to forget the betrayal of her engaged Arturo, but is surprised by Tizoc's tenderness and sensitivity.
"The frog flies from one passionate to another to get his love, and when the lovers die, their souls enter Zeniths to continue singing their love for God," says Tizoc Maria in one of the scenes more remembered from the film, one Predicting to Mary Félix Tears when Pedro Infante sings "I Love You".
Then a confusion generated by a handkerchief complicates everything, and the drama leads the story to a tragic ending where Tizoc and Maria die on top of the mountain when the owl sing.
María Félix and the memory of Pedro Infante
In October 1957, Maria Félix spoke with UNIVERSAL about his character in "Tizoc", a pleasant experience that enriched his acting career.
"The sign seemed good, or else I believe I should not have interpreted it," he said.
About Pedro, he had a very good impression and fond memories of a friendship interrupted by the surprise death of the one born in Guamuchil, Sinaloa.
"Pedro was an excellent companion and best friend. During the filming, we confirm our friendship more and more, but understand, friendship," he said.
For Felix, "Tizoc" would be an inspirational film because of its beautiful history and its Mexican characters and scenery.
"Both Pedro's type and mine were authentic Mexican, I had wanted to interpret a guy a long time ago. I think it's a good movie that will delight everyone for their simple and human history," he concluded.