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Director Alejandro Galindo directs the legendary Delores Del Rio in a classic drama from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema that portrays political change in Mexico through the microcosm of one family struggling with tradition in a time of change. Liberal farmer Pepe has arrived in Santa Fe to visit his aunt, Dona Perfecta. While he's there, Pepe is eager to teach the traditional-minded townspeople a new way of living. Unfortunately for Pepe the people of Santa Fe aren't eager to embrace change, and when the citizens begin to voice resentment Pepe is forced to seek refuge with his sympathetic aunt. Dona Perfecta is just as traditional as any of the other townspeople though, and only suffers Pepe due to the fact that he is family. When Pepe and his cousin Rosario fall deeply in love, the situation quickly comes to a head.

  1. Alejandro Galindo

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Íñigo de Martino


  3. Gunther Gerszo


  4. Benito Pérez Galdós


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dolores del Río

    Dolores del Río

    Doña Perfecta

  2. Esther Fernández

    Esther Fernández


  3. Carlos Navarro

    Carlos Navarro

    Pepe Rey

  4. Julio Villarreal

    Julio Villarreal

    Don Inocencio

  5. José Elías Moreno

    Cristóbal Ramos

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Doña Perfecta
Doña Perfecta


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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 10, 1951


Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 55m

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