La razón de la culpa

La razón de la culpa (English: "The reason for the blame") is a 1942 film directed by Juan José Ortega who also directed Corazón salvaje. The film stars Blanca de Castejón,[2] Andrés Soler[3][2] and María Elena Marqués[2] as well as Pedro Infante as Roberto. This was one of Ricardo Montalban's first films.[4]

La razón de la culpa
Directed byJuan José Ortega[1]
Written byCatalina D'Erzel[1]
Jaime Contreras
Ramón Pérez Peláez
StarringBlanca de Castejón
Andrés Soler
María Elena Marqués
Music byManuel Esperón[1]
Rafael de Paz[1]
Agustín Lara[1]
CinematographyJack Draper[1]
Edited byRafael Ceballos
Charles L. Kimball
Release date
Running time
96 Minutes

Pedro Infante was still a novice when he was cast in the role of Roberto, a Spaniard gachupín,[5] but it was his northern accent (Sinaloa) that caused the director Juan José Ortega to make the decision to overdub Infante's voice[6] with that of Jesús Valero, who was from Spain. While it was Valero's speaking voice in the film, it was Infante's voice giving character to the songs he interprets.[7] When the film was broadcast on Netflix Spain however, all the voices were overdubbed so that the accents matched those of the viewers in Spain.[7] The role as Roberto was the only film that Infante appeared in that he portrayed a foreigner.[8]


  • Rosalía
  • Bendita Palabra[1] by Agustín Lara[9][10]


Robert (Pedro Infante) meets and falls in love with a married woman while on a transatlantic crossing from Spain to Mexico. Once in Mexico, he goes to her home and claims to be a friend of her husband Andrés (Andrés Soler) and is offered lodging until he returns.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Monsiváis, Carlos (2012). Pedro Infante. Las leyes del querer (Pedro Infante. The laws of love). Mexico City, Mexico: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial México. ISBN 9786071115584.
  2. ^ a b c d Serrano, Basilio (2019). Puerto Rican Women from the Jazz Age: Stories of Success. Bloomington, Indiana, IN, USA: Author House. ISBN 9781728316352. For 1942 Castejón returned to Mexico and secured top billing for La Razon de la Culpa opposite the legendary Pedro Infante
  3. ^ "Recordarán al actor Andrés Soler en su aniversario luctuoso (Remembering the actor Andrés Soler on his death anniversary)". Informador. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  4. ^ Garcia Berumen, Frank Javier (2003). Brown Celluloid: 1894-1959. New York, NY, USA: Vantage Press. p. 336. ISBN 9780533143054. [Rita Macedo's] early successes included : La Razon de la Culpa ( 1942 ) with Pedro Infante and Ricardo Montalbán
  5. ^ "Pedro Infante; actor y cantante mexicano (Pedro Infante; Mexican actor and singer)". Revista Cambio. Mexico City, Mexico: Revista Cambio. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  6. ^ Curcio-Nagy, Linda A; Beezley, William H (2011). Latin American Popular Culture Since Independence, An Introduction. Lanham, MD, USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 236. ISBN 9781442212565. It includes his first cinematic incursion as an extra in En un burro tres baturros (1939) and his role as a Spaniard—dubbed by a Spanish actor—in La razon de la culpa (1942).
  7. ^ a b Romero Escalante, Victor (11 March 2019). "El día que Pedro Infante fue español (The day Pedro Infante was Spanish". La Izquierda Diario Mexico. Mexico. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  8. ^ García Riera, Emilio (1986). Historia del cine mexicano. Mexico: Secretaría de Educación Pública. p. 150. ISBN 9789682909412.
  9. ^ Spottswood, Richard K (1990). Ethnic Music on Records, A Discography of Ethnic Recordings Produced in the United States, 1893 to 1942, Volume 4 Spanish, Portuguese, Philippines, Basque. Champaign, IL, USA: University of Illinois Press. p. 19. ISBN 9780252017223.
  10. ^ Wood, Andrew Grant (2014). Agustin Lara, A Cultural Biography. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. p. 285. ISBN 9780199892457.

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