Godfather Mendoza

  (Redirected from El compadre 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.

Godfather Mendoza
Directed byFernando de Fuentes
Produced by
  • José Castellot Jr.
  • Rafael Ángel Frías
  • Antonio Prida Santacilia
Written byMauricio Magdaleno
Screenplay by
Music byManuel Castro Padilla
CinematographyRoss Fisher
Edited byFernando de Fuentes
Release date
  • 1934 (1934)
Running time
85 minutes

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.[1]


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.[2]


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


  1. ^ Las 100 mejores películas del cine mexicano Archived 2010-02-08 at the Wayback Machine. September 17, 2012
  2. ^ (in Spanish) El compadre Mendoza (1934) Archived 2015-04-13 at the Wayback Machine. January 16, 2015

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