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La Guerra de Los Pateles


The title of this Mexican musical translates to The War of the Pastries, suggesting at the very least a return to the pie-throwing days of Mack Sennett. In truth, the story concerns the romance between Suzette (Mapy Cortes), the daughter of baker Alcalde (Domingo Soler), and Antonio (Pedro Armendariz), a handsome army lieutenant. While carrying on a feud with the town mayor, Alcalde finds time to woo the mayor's former lover Hortensia (Delia Magana). Unlike many escapist musicals of this nature, the...more