Cuando los hijos pecan

Cuando los hijos pecan (When Children Sin) also known as Cabaretera (Cabaret Woman) is a 1952 Mexican film. It was directed by Joselito Rodríguez and starring Meche Barba and Silvia Pinal.

Cuando los hijos pecan
Directed byJoselito Rodríguez
Produced byLuis Manrique
Written byMauricio Magdaleno (story)
Carlos Orellana
StarringMeche Barba
Silvia Pinal
Jaime Fernández
Rafael Banquells
Fernando Fernández
Music bySergio Guerrero
CinematographyIgnacio Torres
Edited byJuan José Marino
Release date
  • 20 November 1952 (1952-11-20)
Running time
100 minutes


Don Evaristo (Carlos Orellana), is a widower with two daughters Aurora (Meche Barba) and Tencha (Silvia Pinal). Aurora is a dancer and cabaret star, while Tencha suffers a limp. The assistant of Don Evaristo, Fidel (Jaime Fernández), is in love with Aurora, and suffers the contempt of the frivolous woman who works in the cabaret where she works and ends up involving herself with a gangster. Meanwhile, Tencha secretly loves Fidel. The virtue of Tencha is rewarded in an unexpected way.



In this film, the Mexican rumbera Meche Barba shares credit with the young star of the moment, Silvia Pinal, who plays her younger sister in this melodramatic tale. Meche was known for her way of dancing in imaginary scenarios in Mexican cinema. This is the second film that Barba and Pinal shared credit (the first time was in the film The Sin of Laura (1949), one of the Pinal's first movies).[1][2]


  1. ^ Aviña, Rafael (1999). "The Rumberas of the Mexican Cinema". SOMOS: 38.
  2. ^ García Riera, Emilio (1996). The Films of Silvia Pinal. México: University of Guadalajara. p. 47. ISBN 968-895-714-3.

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