Pedro Páramo (1967 film)
|Directed by||Carlos Velo|
|Produced by||Federico Amérigo|
Manuel Barbachano Ponce
|Written by||Manuel Barbachano Ponce|
|Music by||Joaquín Gutiérrez Heras|
|Edited by||Gloria Schoemann|
- John Gavin as Pedro Páramo
- Ignacio López Tarso as Fulgor Sedano
- Pilar Pellicer as Susana San Juan
- Carlos Fernández as Juan Preciado
- Julissa as Ana Rentería
- Graciela Doring as Damiana Cisneros
- Augusto Benedico as Padre Rentería
- Beatriz Sheridan as Eduviges Diada
- Claudia Millán as Dolores Preciado
- Rosa Furman as Dorotea la Cuarraca
- Joaquín Martínez as Abundio Martínez
- Jorge Russek as El Tilcuate
- Eric del Castillo as Perseverancio
- Amparo Villegas as Madre Villa
- Graciela Lara
- Alfonso Arau as Saltaperico
John Gavin was best known for appearing in films produced by Ross Hunter. He had a Mexican mother and said he made this film "so I could make something I was proud of". He was first asked to make the film by Fuentes in 1962. Gavin:
In Mexico, Pedro Páramo is as important as Don Quixote is in Spain. This may sound grandiose but it can be compared with Dante's Divine Inferno or Goethe's Faust. It is the journey of a young man in search of his father but, as an allegory, it is man in search of himself... It's the biggest Mexican film ever made.
The film was released in the US in 1967.
- "Festival de Cannes: Pedro Páramo". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 10 March 2009.
- Thomas, Kevin. (2 June 1966). "Gavin Gets Down to Business". Los Angeles Times. p. d12.
- PEPE ARCIGA. (24 August 1967). "'Paramo' Echoes Bergman". Los Angeles Times. p. d11.