The Woman of the Port
La mujer del Puerto
Andrea Palma, the Dietrich of Mexico, stars as a woman rescued by a shady sailor.
Dirs Arcady Boytler, Raphael J Sevilla
With Andrea Palma, Domingo Soler, Joaquín Busquets
Russian-born Boytler’s proto-noir, shot in inky Expressionist style by Canadian Alex Phillips, was a landmark in Mexican cinema. Andrea Palma, the first great female star of the Golden Age, exudes Dietrich-esque poise as Rosario, a woman pushed to prostitution by tragic circumstances. She’s rescued by sailor Alberto (Soler) – but all may not be what it seems.