Pedro Páramo (1967 film)
|Directed by||Carlos Velo|
|Produced by||Federico Amérigo
Manuel Barbachano Ponce
|Written by||Manuel Barbachano Ponce
|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 Ross Hunter movies. 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 Paramo 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 2009-03-10.
- Gavin Gets Down to Business Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 02 June 1966: d12.
- 'Paramo' Echoes Bergman PEPE ARCIGA. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 24 Aug 1967: d11.