Release dateSeptember 30, 1948 WriterEmilio Fernandez (screenplay), Luis Marquez (based on a story by), Mauricio Magdaleno (adaptation) Initial releaseSeptember 30, 1948 (Mexico) AwardsAriel Award for Best Supporting Actress, Ariel Award for Best Actor in a Minor Role CastMaría Félix (Maclovia), Pedro Armendáriz (José María), Carlos López Moctezuma, Columba Domínguez Similar moviesDirected by Emilio Fernandez, Movies about Mexico, Romance movies
Maclovia (Belleza Maldita in some countries) is a 1948 Mexican romantic drama film directed by Emilio Fernández and starring María Félix and Pedro Armendáriz.
On the beautiful Janitzio Island, in the middle of the Pátzcuaro Lake in Michoacán in Mexico lives Maclovia (María Félix), the beautiful daughter of a leader of Purépecha Indian community (Miguel Inclán). Maclovia loves José María Lopez (Pedro Armendáriz), a young very poor Indian. Maclovia's father refuses to the marriage of the couple. José María hopes to win the favor of the old man. But the arrival of a battalion causing the conflict when the brutal sergeant (Carlos López Moctezuma) develops eyes for Maclovia.