Dolores del Río filmography

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This is a complete filmography of the Mexican actress Dolores del Río. She was a Hollywood star in the 1920s and 1930s, and one of the most important womanly figures of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. During the 1920s and 1930s in Hollywood, she was considered one of the most beautiful women of the cinema. Her career flourished with success in films such as Resurrection (1927), Ramona (1928), Evangeline (1929), Bird of Paradise (1932), Flying Down to Rio (1933), Madame Du Barry, Wonder Bar (1934) and Journey into Fear (1942). When del Río returned to Mexico in the early 1940s, she became the most important female star of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Films like Wild Flower (1943), María Candelaria (1943), Las abandonadas (1944), Bugambilia (1944) and La Malquerida (1949), are considered among the great classics of the Mexican cinema..

With the decline of Mexican cinema during the sixties, Dolores del Río opted for work in theatre. She starred successful stage projects in her native country. She also participated in some American TV series in the 1950s and 1960s. Her film appearances during the 1960s and 1970s were sporadic. She remained active in the entertainment until the early 1980s.

With Lupe Velez, Katy Jurado and Salma Hayek, Dolores del Río complete the group of successful Mexican actresses in Hollywood.

Filmography[edit]

1925 – 1929[edit]

Year Title Role Director Other cast members Studio
1925 Joanna Carlotta Da Silva Edwin Carewe Dorothy Mackaill, Jack Mullah First National Pictures
1926 High Steppers Evelyn Iffield Edwin Carewe Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes, Rita Carewe First National Pictures
1926 The Whole Town's Talking Rita Renault Edward Laemmle Edward Everett Horton, Trixie Friganza Universal
1926 Pals First Jeanne Lammont Edwin Carewe Lloyd Hughes, George Cooper, Edward Earle First National Pictures
1926 What Price Glory? Charmaine de la Cognac Raoul Walsh Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe Fox
1927 Resurrection Katyusha Maslova Edwin Carewe Rod La Rocque, Rita Carewe, Vera Lewis First National Pictures
1927 The Loves of Carmen Carmen Raoul Walsh Victor McLaglen, Don Alvarado, Carmen Costello Fox
1927 No Other Woman Carmelita de Granados Lou Tellegen Don Alvarado, Ben Bard, Paulette Duval Fox
1928 The Gateway of the Moon Chela (Toni) John Griffith Wray Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Fenton Fox
1928 The Trail of '98 Berna Clarence Brown Ralph Forbes, Tenen Holtz MGM
1928 Ramona Ramona Edwin Carewe Warner Baxter, Roland Drew United Artists
1928 The Red Dance Tasia Raoul Walsh Charles Farrell, Ivan Linow Fox
1928 Revenge Rascha Edwin Carewe James A. Marcus, Le Roy Mason First National Pictures
1929 Evangeline Evangeline Edwin Carewe Roland Drew, Alec B. Francis United Artists

1930 – 1942[edit]

Year Title Role Director Other cast members Studio
1930 The Bad One lita George Fitzmaurice Edmund Lowe, Don Alvarado United Artists
1932 Girl of the Rio Dolores Romero Herbert Brenon Norman Foster, Leo Carrillo, Andrea Palma RKO
1932 Bird of Paradise Luana King Vidor Joel McCrea, John Halliday RKO
1933 Flying Down to Rio Belinnha de Rezende Thornton Freeland Gene Raymond, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Raoul Roulien RKO
1934 Wonder Bar Inéz Lloyd Bacon Al Jolson, Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Dick Powell Warner Bros.
1934 Madame Du Barry Madame DuBarry William Dieterle Reginald Owen, Victor Jory Warner Bros.
1935 In Caliente Rita Gómez Lloyd Bacon Pat O'Brien, Edward Everett Horton, Glenda Farrell Warner Bros.
1935 I Live for Love Donna Alvarez Busby Berkeley Everett Marshall, Don Alvarado Warner Bros.
1936 The Widow from Monte Carlo Duchess of Rye Arthur Greville Collins Warren William, Colin Clive Warner Bros.
1936 Accused Gaby Seymour Thornton Freeland Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Florence Desmond Criterion Films
1937 The Devil's Playground Carmen Erle C. Kenton Chester Morris, Richard Dix Columbia
1937 Lancer Spy Dolores Daria Sunnell Gregory Ratoff George Sanders, Peter Lorre 20th Century Fox
1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town Brief cameo David Butler Eddie Cantor, Gypsy Rose Lee 20th Century Fox
1938 International Settlement Lenore Dixon Eugene Forde George Sanders, John Carradine, June Lang 20th Century Fox
1940 The Man from Dakota Eugenia Sanford Leslie Fenton Wallace Beery, John Howard MGM
1943 Journey into Fear Josette Martell Orson Welles Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Ruth Warrick, Agnes Moorehead RKO

1943 – 1959[edit]

Year Title Role Director Other cast members Studio
1943 Wild Flower Esperanza Emilio Fernández Pedro Armendáriz, Emilio Fernández, Miguel Angel Ferriz Films Mundiales
1944 Maria Candelaria Maria Candelaria Emilio Fernández Pedro Armendáriz, Miguel Inclán, Alberto Galán Films Mundiales
1945 Las Abandonadas Margarita Emilio Fernández Pedro Armendáriz, Victor Junco, Arturo Soto Rangel Films Mundiales
1945 Bugambilia Amalia de los Robles Emilio Fernández Pedro Armendáriz, Julio Villarreal, Stella Inda Films Mundiales
1945 La Selva de Fuego Estrella Fernando de Fuentes Arturo de Córdova, Miguel Inclán Grovas
1946 La Otra María Méndez / Magdalena Méndez Roberto Gavaldón Victor Junco, Agustín Irusta Mercurio
1947 The Fugitive María Dolores John Ford Henry Fonda, Pedro Armendáriz, Ward Bond, Leo Carrillo RKO
1948 Story of a Bad Woman Mrs. Erlynne Luis Saslavsky María Duval, Francisco de Paula, Alberto Closas Argentina Sono Film
1949 The Unloved Woman Raymunda Emilio Fernández Pedro Armendáriz, Columba Domínguez, Roberto Cañedo Cabrera Films
1950 La casa chica Amalia Roberto Gavaldón Miroslava Stern, Roberto Cañedo, Domingo Soler FILMEX
1951 Desired Deseada Roberto Gavaldón Jorge Mistral, Anabel Gutiérrez Sansón
1951 Doña Perfecta Doña Perfecta Alejandro Galindo Esther Fernández, Carlos Navarro, Julio Villarreal Cabrera
1953 Reportaje Maria Cristina Emilio Fernández Arturo de Córdova, María Félix, Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante ANDA, PECIME, Tele-Voz
1953 El Niño y la Niebla Martha Roberto Gavaldón Pedro Lopez Lagar, Alejandro Ciangherotti Jr., Eduardo Noriega Grovas
1955 Señora Ama Dominica Julio Bracho José Suárez, Ma. Luz Galicia Diana Films
1958 Where Are Our Children Going? Rosa Benito Alazraki Tito Junco, Martha Mijares, Andrea Palma FILMEX
1959 La Cucaracha Isabel, the Widow Ismael Rodriguez María Félix, Emilio Fernández, Pedro Armendáriz Películas Rodríguez

1960 – 1978[edit]

Year Title Role Director Other cast members Studio
1960 Flaming Star Neddy Burton Don Siegel Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, John McIntire 20th Century Fox
1961 El Pecado de una Madre Gabriela Alfonso Corona Blake Libertad Lamarque, Enrique Rambal, Pedro Geraldo Brooks
1964 Cheyenne Autumn Spanish Woman John Ford Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo, Ricardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland, James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson Warner Bros.
1966 La Dama del Alba La Peregrina Francisco Robira Veleta Juliette Villard, Yelena Samarina Rovira Beleta
1966 Casa de Mujeres Gilda "La Doña" Julian Soler Elsa Aguirre, Fernando Soler, Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos López Moctezuma Prod. Carlos Amador
1967 More than a Miracle Queen Mother Francesco Rossi Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif Cinecittà
1978 The Children of Sanchez Grandma Hall Bartlett Anthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, Lupita Ferrer, Lucía Méndez Bartlett, Camarel, CONACINE

Short films appearing as herself[edit]

Year Title Notes
1926 WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926
1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 14
1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 23
1930 Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 24
1935 A dream comes true: The Making of An Unusual Motion Picture
1935 A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio
1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 7
1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 8
1939 Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 10
1940 Meet the Stars # 1: Chinese Garden Festival
1941 Meet the Stars # 2: Baby Stars
1954 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood goes to Mexico
1967 Río Blanco
1968 Mexico '68: Instantaneous /Dolores del Río's Mexico
1983 Zelig (Archive Footage)

Documentary[edit]

Year Title Notes
1928 Die Filmstad Hollywood
1956 Torero!
1961 Hollywood: The Golden Years
1969 Hollywood: The Selznick Years
1971 The American West of John Ford
1976 Salsa
1979 Mexico de mis amores
2002 The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema
2003 Dolores del Río: The Mexican Diva of Hollywood
2012 Arena : Screen Goddesses

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Director Other main cast members
1951 Trio by the Lamplight Paul Tripp
1951 The Kate Smith Evening Hour Herself Kate Smith (host), Victor Borge
1957 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Episode : An Old Spanish Custom
Herself John Brahm Leon Askin, Cesar Romero
1958 The United States Steel Hour
Episode : The Public Prosecutor
Theresia Taillen Robert Stevens John Baragrey, Alexander Clark
1960 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Episode : Mexican Fiesta
Herself Rolando Aguilar Gilbert Roland, Ricardo Montalban, Tito Guízar
1965 The Man who Bought Paradise Mona Ralph Nelson Buster Keaton, Paul Lukas, Angie Dickinson
1966 I Spy
Episode: Return to Glory
Serita Richard C. Sarafian Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Victor Jory
1966 Branded
Episode: The Ghost of Murietta
Antonia Molinera William Witney Chuck Connors
1966 A Bob Hope Comedy Special Herself Jack Shea Bob Hope, Michael Caine, Cantinflas, Glenn Ford, Gina Lollobrigida, Jayne Mansfield, Merle Oberon, Silvia Pinal
1968 Dolores del Río (T.V BIography) Herself
1970 Maratón Rosa Mexicano Herself / Host María Félix, Libertad Lamarque, Raphael, Carmen Montejo, María Elena Marqués
1970 Marcus Welby M.D.
Episode: The Legacy
Carlotta Lopez de Guadalupe Daniel Petrie Robert Young, James Brolin, Janet Blair

Theatre[edit]

Year Play Role Theatre Other notable cast members
1941 The Mercury Wonder Show Many roles California State Fair Orson Welles
1956 Anastacia Anastacia Romanov Falmouth Playhouse, Massachusetts Lili Darvas
1958 Lady Windermere's Fan Mrs Erlynne Teatro Virginia Fábregas, Mexico City / Teatro Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina (México) María Rivas, Carlos Navarro, Joaquín Cordero, Anita Blanch, Tito Junco, (Argentina) Alberto Closas, Ana Luisa Peluffo
1959 The Road to Rome Teatro de los Insurgentes, Mexico City Wolf Ruvinskis, Jorge del Campo
1961 La despedida Herself Million Dollar Theater, Los Angeles, California Jorge Martínez de Hoyos
1962 Ghosts Mrs. Helen Alving Sala Chopin, Mexico City Julián Soler, Adriana Roel, Jorge del Campo,
1963 Dear Liar: A Comedy of Letter Mrs. Patrick Campbell Teatro de los Insurgentes, Mexico City Ignacio López Tarso
1964 La Vidente (La Voyante) La Vidente Teatro de los Insurgentes, Mexico City Fernando Luján, Jacqueline Andere, Marilú Elízaga, Blanca Sánchez, Narciso Busquets, Magda Donato, Tamara Garina
1967 The Queen and the Rebels Algira Teatro Hidalgo, Mexico City Ignacio López Tarso, Narciso Busquets, Patricia Morán
1970 The Lady of the Camellias Marguerite Gautier Teatro Hidalgo, Mexico City Carlos Bracho, Marilú Elízaga, Germán Robles, Angélica Aragón

Awards[edit]

Silver Ariel Awards
Year Film Result Award Category
1944 Las Abandonadas Won Silver Ariel Award Best Actress
1946 La Otra Nominated Silver Ariel Award Best Actress
1949 La Casa Chica Nominated Silver Ariel Award Best Actress
1951 Doña Perfecta Won Silver Ariel Award Best Actress
1953 El Niño y la niebla Won Silver Ariel Award Best Actress
1975 Honorific Award Won Golden Ariel Award Contribution to the Mexican Cinema

Honorary awards[edit]

Year Award Category
1926 WAMPAS Baby Stars Promotional campaign sponsored by the United States Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers, which honored thirteen young actresses each year whom they believed to be on the threshold of movie stardom.
1943 Instituto de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de México Best Actress (Flor Silvestre)
1957 Asociacion Nacional de Actores Medal for her outstanding scenic work abroad.
1952 Neiman Marcus Fashion Award Medal for the best dressed woman in America
1961 Hollywood Walk of Fame Motion Pictures (Location: 1630 Vine Street)
1965 Sarape de Plata (PECIME) Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the talkies in Mexico.
1967 Organization of American States Medal for her cultural contribution to the peoples of America
1974 Diosa de Plata Award (PECIME) Motion Pictures Contribution
1975 Mexican Legion of Honor Diploma for artistic merit
1978 Mexican American Institute of Cultural Relations Award for artistic merit
1982 George Eastman Award The George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of film was established by George Eastman House
1993 The Four Ladies The Four Ladies of Hollywood gazebo at the western border of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The domed structure is held aloft by four caryatids sculpted by Harl West to represent the Mexican actress Dolores del Río, African-American actress Dorothy Dandridge, Asian-American actress Anna May Wong and the multi-ethnic, Brooklyn-born actress Mae West

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