Ismael Rodríguez

Ismael Rodríguez (October 19, 1917 – August 7, 2004) was a Mexican film director.

Ismael Rodríguez
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Born19 October 1917
Died7 August 2004(2004-08-07) (aged 86)
Mexico City, Mexico
OccupationFilm director
ChildrenIsmael Rodríguez

Rodríguez rose to fame due to the movies he directed starring Pedro Infante,[1][2] and directed many major stars, including Dolores del Río, María Félix, Toshiro Mifune, Jorge Negrete, Sara García, Luis Aguilar, Tito Guízar, Gloria Marín, Carmelita González, Antonio Aguilar, Columba Domínguez or Flor Silvestre.[3] He directed the film Ánimas Trujano (1961) for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.[4]

Rodríguez's most renowned international film is Tizoc, in which Pedro Infante starred alongside María Félix. For this role, Infante won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.[5]

He died on 7 August 2004 at the age of 87, and he was survived by his son Ismael Rodríguez.[6]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Notes
1965 El niño y el muro
1963 The Paper Man
1962 Ánimas Trujano
1961 Los Hermanos Del Hierro
1960 To Each His Life
1959 The Soldiers of Pancho Villa
1957 Tizoc
1956 Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer
1954 Romance de fieras
Borrasca en las almas
Maldita ciudad
1953 Pepe El Toro
Dos tipos de cuidado
1951 What Has That Woman Done to You?
1951 Full Speed Ahead
1951 A.T.M. A toda máquina!
1951 My General's Women
1951 Kill Me Because I'm Dying!
1950 Over the Waves
1948 Nosotros los Pobres
Los tres huastecos
Ustedes los ricos
1943 Mexicanos, al grito de guerra


  1. ^ Avina, Rafael (19 April 2019). "La partida de Pedro y el azaroso encuentro entre Ismael Rodriguez y Pedro Infante en Mexicanos al grito de guerra (The passing of Pedro Infante and the chance meeting at the Mexican national anthem)". Cineforever. Aguascalientes, México. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Ismael Rodríguez y Pedro Infante: Mancuerna benéfica". Proceso (in Spanish). 10 August 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  3. ^ Calderón, Lucero (19 October 2017). "Ismael Rodríguez, un grande del cine". Excélsior. Imagen Digital. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  4. ^ "The 34th Academy Awards (1962) Nominees and Winners". 9 April 1962. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Berlinale 1957: Prize Winners". 1957. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  6. ^ Luna, Gamalie (8 August 2004). "Muere Ismael Rodríguez, el genio del melodrama". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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