A young woman, abandoned by her womanizing fiancé, is forced to provide for the upbringing of her son and combat the difficulties of being an unmarried mother during the strife of early 20-century Mexico.
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The film was famously censored and I think the version I saw was too. Sometimes, the story is somewhat confusing, especially towards the beginning. After, the story is convoluted and even unexplained at times (What drives the colonel's actions? Lust?) It may be the weakest of the five he made with del Rio. Curiously, it is the basis for several moments that appear again in his later films, to much greater effect.