The Associate (1946 film)

The Associate (Spanish: El socio) is a 1946 Mexican drama film directed by Roberto Gavaldón and starring Hugo del Carril, Gloria Marín and Nelly Montiel.[1] It is based on Jenaro Prieto's 1928 novel The Partner in which a financially struggling man invents a fictitious business partner in order to try to improve his prospects.

The Associate
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Directed byRoberto Gavaldón
Produced byCarlos Carriedo Galván
Raúl Gutiérrez E.
Written byTito Davison
Based onThe Partner
by Jenaro Prieto
StarringHugo del Carril
Gloria Marín
Nelly Montiel
Music byManuel Esperón
Rosalío Ramírez
CinematographyRaúl Martínez Solares
Edited byGloria Schoemann
Release date
  • 18 April 1946 (1946-04-18)
Running time
106 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Manuel Fontanals.



  1. ^ Pilcher, p. 118


  • Pilcher, Jeffrey M. Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.

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