Heads or Tails (1937 film)

Heads or Tails (Spanish:Águila o sol) is a 1937 film of the cinema of Mexico.

Heads or Tails
Aguila o sol poster.PNG
Poster for Águila o sol
Directed byArcady Boytler
Produced byPedro Maus
Felipe Mier
Cinematográfica Internacional
Written byArcady Boytler (adaptation)
Guz Águila
Music byManuel Castro Padilla
CinematographyVíctor Herrera
Edited byJosé Noriega
Release date
  • 1937 (1937)
Running time
75 min.

This was Mario Moreno’s a.k.a. Cantinflas's third film and the second in a row with co-star Manuel Medel. After the completion of the film and with the help of Mendel, an already accomplished actor, Cantinflas decided to pursue a career of his own. The film was written, adapted and directed by Russian-born Arcady Boytler. The movie was placed on the 84th spot among the 100 best movies of the cinema of Mexico, a list created by Mexican film experts.



At birth, three children are abandoned in a convent. They are Polito Sol and his siblings, Adriana and Carmelo Águila and they grow up to become the "Águila o Sol" trio. Many years later, Don Hipólito, Polito's father becomes rich and decides to search for his son. In the end he finds Polito and the Aguila siblings.

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