Esmeralda Comes By Night

Esmeralda Comes By Night

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo Cast: María Rojo, Claudio Obregón, Martha Navarro


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While films about polygamous men who don't bother telling their wives about their other wives are not uncommon, those concerning polyandrous women doing the same thing are rare. This featherweight romantic comedy from Mexican director Jaime Humberto Hermosillo is one of those films. Esmeralda is passionate about life and simply has too much love in her heart to be monogamous. She is just about to marry her sixth husband, a student named Pedro, when one of her other five husbands calls the police and she is arrested. She tells her story to the stern judge Solorio, and her reasons for marrying each husband are revealed in flashback. It doesn't take long for the judge to become as enchanted by her as the others. Like other Hermosillo films, this one is filled with inside-jokes for film buffs. For example, one of Esmeralda's husbands is a gay man masquerading behind the marriage to appease his overbearing mother. This is a direct reference to Hermosillo's Doña Herlinda and Her Son. In the story's final segments, the director pays tribute to Gene Kelly's famous dance scene from Singing in the Rain via the song "Amorcito Corazon."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2001
UPC: 0794043471131
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
María Rojo Esmeralda
Claudio Obregón Victor Solorio
Martha Navarro Lucita
Antonio Crestain Manuel Garcia
Ignacio Retes Don Gregorio
Humberto Pineda Jorge Luis
Alberto-Jaime Estrella Actor
Tito Vasconcelos Jasefo/Josefa
Ernesto Laguardia Pedro
Pedro Armendariz Antonio
Roberto Cobo Don Virginio
Alvaro Guerrero Carlos
Arturo Villasenor Armando
Ana Ofelia Murguia Dona Beatriz

Technical Credits
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Lourdes Almeida Production Designer
Fernando Camara Producer
Federico Castillo Costumes/Costume Designer
Salvador de la Fuente Producer
Antonio Diego Sound/Sound Designer
Andres Franco Sound/Sound Designer
Sebastian Garza Editor
Xavier Pérez Grobet Cinematographer
Omar Guzman Score Composer
J.H.H. Editor
Elena Poniatowska Original Story
Fabian Vergara Costumes/Costume Designer
Arturo Villasenor Asst. Director

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De Noche Vienes, Esmeralda 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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