WorldCat Identities

Gavaldón, Roberto 1909-1986

Works: 84 works in 272 publications in 2 languages and 1,930 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Drama  Musical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Screenplays 
Roles: Director, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Author, fmd, Producer, Actor, Performer, Conductor, Scenarist
Classifications: PT3919.T7, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roberto Gavaldón
Cuando tejen las arañas( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is caught up in a lifetime of deceit. The death of her father and the secret that doesn't die with him combines with the coldness of her rich mother and the evil lies of her friends to cause her to become everything she hates. No subtitles
La noche avanza( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcos is an arrogan jai-alai player who prefers his rich girlfriend Sara over Rebeca, whom he has gotten pregnant. Marcos tries to convince Rebeca to have an abortion and she almost commits suicide, but her brother saves her
La Vida inutil de Pito Perez( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pito Perez dreams of having power and riches but his dreams never come true. Nevertheless, he helps other people, but he receives disregard and mistreatment
Flor de mayo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es la historia de tres personas unidas por un pasado obscuro, lleno de engaños que los lleva a las puertas de la violencia
El rebozo de soledad( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Robles, a young doctor, confronts the difficult decision of giving in to a life of comfort and luxury, or tending to those who need him, the residents of Santa Cruz, a [rural] community oppressed by the cruelty of a local leader.--Translation of container description
En la palma de tu mano ; La sospechosa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la palma de tu mano: Karin is a con man who swindles women with his supposed ability to read the future. La Sospechosa: When Regina comes back from a European getaway, she is shocked to find her mother has vanished
Dona Macabra ; El amor no es pecado( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dona Macabra (1972): When a couple decide to infiltrate the home of their crazy neighbors to expose their witchy ways, the neighbors put on a show that leads to surprises, hilarity, and even buried treasure. El Amor No es Pecado (1965): A woman's tragedy guides her to help others in their time of need
Macario( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a man who can cure the sick, which turns out to be a curse as well as a blessing
Die Weisse Rose by B Traven( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic story (supposedly based on fact) of land stolen from its Indian owners for the benefit of an American oil company."--B. Traven Wikipedia page
Don quijote cabalga de nuevo( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una visión nueva del caballero de la triste figura, obsesionado con los caballeros andantes, que acompañado de un peculiar Sancho Panza, recuerdan algunas de sus aventuras
Han matado a Tongolele( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tongolele, the famous exotic dancer, is planning to marry a newspaperman, much to the chagrin of the club's owner, who thinks he will lose his performing star. Cheng the magician is in love with Tongolele and in a jealous rage means to kill her, but by mistake he kills one of the chorus girls. The police at first blame the owner of the club, but further investigation lead them to the real killer."--Publisher's website
Rosa Blanca( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

México, 1937. Son tiempos de pleno desarrollo industrial, despues de los agitados años de la Revolución, y el pueblo mexicano se encuentra oprimido por la explotación de las empresas extranjeras. En Veracruz se encuentra la hacienda "Rosa Blanca" propiedad de Jacinto Yañez (López Tarso), heredada por su familia desde hace tres generaciones. Lo que Jacinto no save es que Condor Oil, la mayor de las empresas petroleras del mundo, ha puesto su hacienda y no dudará un instante en hacer lo que sea con tal de poseerla
La diosa arrodillada( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"María Félix beautifies your home once again as she interprets the great hits of Agustín Lara. Arturo de Córdova is the unhappy husband in love with another woman. Enjoy the emotions and passion of the two of the greatest romanntic stars."
En la palma de tu mano( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an ambitious fortune teller who tries to blackmail a beautiful murderess and her lover, becoming involved in a web of crime
Doña Macabra( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Una pelicula seria ... de mucho misterio que lo matara de risa cuando vea sus espeluznantes escenas. Es una aventura como para volverse loco y cuidado de querer pasarse de vivo ... seria como pasarse de muerto
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Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.08 for La otra ... to 1.00 for El Gallo d ...)

Cuando tejen las arañas
Alternative Names
Gavaldón Leyva, Roberto 1909-1986

Roberto Gavaldón Film director

Roberto Gavaldón filmregisseur uit Mexico (1909-1986)

Roberto Gavaldón regista e sceneggiatore messicano

Роберто Гавальдон