WorldCat Identities

Gavaldón, Roberto 1909-1986

Overview
Works: 98 works in 316 publications in 2 languages and 2,025 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  War films  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Romance fiction  Comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Author, Restager , Scenarist, fmd, Producer, Performer, Actor, Conductor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roberto Gavaldón
Macario by Roberto Gavaldón( Visual )

35 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surrealistic, allegorical portrayal of poverty, hunger, and death in a 16th-century Mexican village. On the Day of the Dead a starving woodcutter shares his food with Death, who rewards him with a healing potion that makes him wealthy but also brings the attention of the government and the church
El Gallo de oro = The golden cockerel by Roberto Gavaldon( Visual )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor man forgets his roots in the fame, wealth and romance of the cock-fighting arena. His luck runs out and he is returned to his origins
La escondida( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mexico of 1909 a peasant girl rises to fame and riches as a noted courtesan. She retains loyalty to her roots and her love for a zapatista brings about her downfall
Camelia( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of desperate love between a bullfighter, Rafael, and the stage actress, Camelia
La diosa arrodillada by Roberto Gavaldón( Visual )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La generala: Durante la revolución mexicana, una dura y rica terrateniente es abrumada por la violencia de los tiempos. Perdiendo su tierra y casa, se enamora de un líder revolucionario que es asesinado por un sádico y corrupto oficial federal. Entonces ella toma la bandera de la revolución para liderear una campaña de violencia y destrucción que le permitan vengarse
Flor de mayo( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 83 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
Rosa blanca( Visual )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the plight of a peasant who refuses to sell his land to the powerful oil companies which have taken over the region
Miércoles de ceniza( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia de una mujer llamada Victoria quien después de ser violada pierde toda la esperanza en la justicia divina y se aparta de los caminos del bien como encargada de un prostíbulo. Al paso de los años su fe es puesta a prueba cuando deba olvidar su trágico pasado para intentar recuperar la esperanza y ayudar a un misterioso doctor llamado Federico en su lucha personal contra la injusticia. Al mismo tiempo los problemas que le traen su trabajo y las personas con las que convive, la convierten en una presa fácil del dolor y la tristeza
Macario( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surrealistic, allegorical portrayal of poverty, hunger, and death in a 16th-century Mexican village
Cuando tejen las arañas( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 43 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
Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on the legendary novel by Miguel de Cervantes, this film follows the adventures of Don Quijote and his faithful sidekick, Sancho Panza. Don Quijote goes from village to village with Sancho, often on a misguided quest to honor the knight's confused sense of chivalry, thus leading them into hilarious situations and getting the duo into constant trouble
La noche avanza( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 35 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 otra( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman meets her double and finds its her long lost sister who has married a wealthy man. She murders her sister and tries to take her place but cannot succeed at the deception
La Vida inutil de Pito Perez( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pito Perez es un soñador cuyos sueños de riqueza y poder nunca se cristalizan. No obstante, brindando su ayuda a los demás y recibiendo el desprecio y mal trato de la gente
El rebozo de soledad( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 29 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
Han matado a Tongolele( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La bailarina Tongolele va a casarse con un periodista, lo cual molesta mucho al empresario del club, que cree que va a perder a su estrella. El mago Cheng ama a Tongolele y al saber que se va a casar lo atacan los celos y planea asesinarla, pero se equivoca y mata a una de las coristas. Al llegar la policía a investigar, se culpa al empresario pero al seguir la investigación encuentran una de las uñas del mago, aclarándose todo."--Publisher's website
En la palma de tu mano( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karin and his partner Clara work together in a scheme of foretelling futures to swindle women out of their fortunes
Doña Macabra( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al caer la noche, el terror comienza a rondar la mansión de Doña Macabra. Lucila, sobrina de Doña Macabra, y Otón Quiñónez su esposo piden posada a su tía, fingiendo que pasan por un mal momento. Aprovechando el reguardo que les brindan, entre sufrimiento, golpes, coraje y berrinches, se dedicarán afanosamente en dar con la fortuna que los volverá ricos; sin imaginar las maldades que se avecinan por parte de su tía y de su vieja amiga Demetria
Cantinflas dos películas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un Quijote sin mancha: Dedicated legal intern Junto pursues the rights of the underprivileged, working with a broad range of comical clientele
The Littlest outlaw( Visual )

3 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to save a magnificent but abused stallion from certain destruction, Pablito, a peasant boy, steals the beautiful animal and together they ride off on an adventure-filled odyssey ... with the Mexican military in hot pursuit. From a harrowing encounter with armed banditos to a tense confrontation in the perilous confines of a bullring, the two runaways find danger at every turn in this captivating family drama filmed amid the rugged beauty of Mexico
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Cuando tejen las arañas
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Alternative Names
Gavaldón Leyva, Roberto 1909-1986

Roberto Gavaldón film director

Roberto Gavaldón filmregisseur uit Mexico (1909-1986)

Roberto Gavaldón mexikói rendező, forgatókönyvíró, 1909-86

Roberto Gavaldón regista e sceneggiatore messicano

Роберто Гавальдон

ロベルト・ガヴァルドン

Languages
Spanish (203)

English (5)