Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

The title character is a young woman (Dolores DelRio) who is shunned by local townsfolk because her mother once posed naked for an artist and was stoned to death because of the incident. She must consider the consequences while making a similar choice. ~ John Bush, Rovi


Dolores Del Rio
as Maria Candelaria
Pedro Armendáriz
as Lorenzo Rafael
Alberto Galán
as El Pintor
Miguel Inclan
as Don Damian
Beatriz Ramos
as Reporter
Manuel Inclan
as Don Damian
Rafael Icardo
as Senor Cura
Julio Ahuet
as Jose Alfonso
José Torvay
as Policeman (uncredited)
Irma Torres
as Bit Part (uncredited)
View All

News & Interviews for Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco)

Critic Reviews for Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

No one can gainsay that Miss Del Rio has become a great actress, with all the old posing and artificiality gone, giving place to a genuine power that is at times almost startling.

July 8, 2021 | Full Review…

Due to several such combined factors as general excellence of portraiture, eloquent settings, skilled direction and moving story, the fine performance of Dolores Del Rio is a major attraction

November 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Through all this Miss del Rio suffers nobly.

September 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Miss Dolores Del Rio gives a depth of good- ness and emotion to Maria and Mr. Pedro Armendariz, as her lover, represents the film's preoccupation with silence, suspicion, and religious feelng.

September 8, 2020 | Full Review…

The atmosphere of the swampy, malaria-ridden village with its teeming plenty of flowers and fruits, its bare-footed women and men, its little Catholic church, its gossip and cruel simple life, is finely painted.

September 8, 2020 | Full Review…

It Is a powerful dramatic conception, but poignantly harrowing.

September 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco)


After a journalist(Beatriz Ramos) asks a famous artist(Alberto Galan) about a painting that he refuses to publicly show, he tells a sad story about Maria Candelaria(Dolores del Rio) who has been shunned by the local villagers. Circumstances have forced her to travel to sell some of her flowers in order to pay off some longstanding debts but even her great courage is no match for the villagers' flotilla. Only Lorenzo(Pedro Armendariz) is willing to speak up for her. "Maria Candelaria" might be old fashioned melodrama but that does not mean it cannot also be well-executed and entertaining. In fact, the movie also tackles such timely issues as the dangers of mob rule and hypocrisy. Plus, there is the fact that the entire movie is centered around a nude painting, such sensuality being far ahead of its time. At the same time, the painter is not left off the hook, which is a nice touch in adding some ambiguity to the mix.

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features