After a week of hard work, it’s time to kick back and get some R &R. So how bout a movie? Here’s a gem from the “Cine de Oro” era (Mexico’s Golden Cinema). A film starring singer/actor, mega idol Jorge Negrete. Today’s movie is : “Un Gallo en Coral Ajeno” – “A Rooster in a Stranger’s Coral” I’ve posted part 1-6, click on any the videos and you will be taken to the rest of the movie on YT there’s a total of 10 parts =)
SYNOPSIS: This movie’s got a cute, romantic storyline. It’s kinda of a male version of My Fair Lady, but not. A young sculptress tells her friends that Mr. Right for her simply does not exist. That men who are “completed works” are not to her liking in the least. She proclaims that, given the chance she would much prefer to “sculpt” the perfect man! Her friends laugh at this notion, and she retorts saying that, they may laugh but with hers skills she could turn even the most uncouth boor into an exemplary gentleman. While attending her exhibit, Jorge’s character who is actually rich overhears her, and decides to play a trick on her. He disguises himself, and breaks into her home pretending to be an unsophisticated country boy/thief. And the rest? The rest is romantic comedy magic! If you’re in the mood for a good movie with: romance, glamor, comedy, amazing music… This is the flick for you!
“Jorge Alberto Negrete Moreno (November 30, 1911 – December 5, 1953) is considered one of the most popular Mexican singers and actors of all time.” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Negrete
Mr. Negrete started out singing opera, but then switched to traditional Mexican music. He was known for his grand, deep & velvety voice, along with his gallant, romantic, and sophisticated demeanor. He participated in many films dealing with charros, made many records filled with traditional Mexican music that spoke of the charro way of life, thus becoming a heroic and iconic representation of all things charro. Talk about a power couple, Mr. Negrete was married to iconic actress : Maria Felix. Remember her from the movie “La Cucaracha” in a previous post here on the blog? If you haven’t seen it, it’s a really cool movie about an adventurous soldadera in the Mexican Revolution. Here’s the link https://melatesupermegachidoymas.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/must-watch-mexican-blockbusters/