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, Andrés Soler and María Elena Marqués as well as Pedro Infante as Roberto. This was one of Ricardo Montalban's first films.
|La razón de la culpa|
|Directed by||Juan José Ortega|
|Written by||Catalina D'Erzel|
Ramón Pérez Peláez
|Starring||Blanca de Castejón|
María Elena Marqués
|Music by||Manuel Esperón|
Rafael de Paz
|Edited by||Rafael Ceballos|
Charles L. Kimball
Pedro Infante was still a novice when he was cast in the role of Roberto, a Spaniard gachupín, but it was his northern accent (Sinaloa) that caused the director Juan José Ortega to make the decision to overdub Infante's voice 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. 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. The role as Roberto was the only film that Infante appeared in that he portrayed a foreigner.
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.
- Blanca de Castejón as Maria de la Paz
- Andrés Soler as Andrés
- María Elena Marqués as Blanca
- Pedro Infante as Roberto
- Mimí Derba as Felisa, Andrés' sister
- Carolina Barret as Estela
- Jesús Graña as Colonel Alberto
- Conchita Sáenz as Sofia
- Araceli Fernández as Estela
- Roberto Cañedo
- Ricardo Montalban
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For 1942 Castejón returned to Mexico and secured top billing for La Razon de la Culpa opposite the legendary Pedro Infante
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[Rita Macedo's] early successes included : La Razon de la Culpa ( 1942 ) with Pedro Infante and Ricardo Montalbán
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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).
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