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Actor and filmmaker Alfonso Arau stars in the period musical comedy about the last great days of burlesque in Mexico. In the early '50s, Jesus Quijano (Pancho Córdova) is the manager of a struggling burlesque theater in a decaying part of Mexico City, where his star comedian, Tiliches (Alfonso Arau), shares the stage with a variety of musical performers, variety acts, and exotic dancers, among them bitter rivals Mimi Manila (Gina Morett) and Eva Candela (Lyn May). When Quijano attempts to fabricate a...more