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Salón México / Víctimas del pecado
Downtown Independent
Los Angeles, CA
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Salón México / Víctimas del pecado
Salón México  (Mexico, 1949)

This was Emilio Fernándezs first entry into the películas de cabareteras (dance hall film), a specifically Mexican film genre, involving working-class women forced to work as prostitutes.  Mercedes works at a large dance hall while secretly putting her kid sister through school until she commits a desperatebut justifiablecrime that leads to tragedy.

DCP, b/w, 95 min.  Director: Emilio Fernández.  Cast: Marga López, Miguel Inclán, Rodolfo Acosta, Roberto Cañeo.

Víctimas del pecado  (Mexico, 1951)

One of Mexicos most famous cabaret films begins in high gear and never relents.  A young prostitute, Violeta, saves a discarded baby from a garbage can beginning a monumental struggle between herself and a pimp.

DCP, b/w, 90 min.  Director: Emilio Fernández.  Cast: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Rodolfo Acosta, Rita Montaner.

Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960 screens Sept. 23 - Dec. 10 at the Downtown Independent and UCLAs Billy Wilder Theater.  Enjoy access to all films in this series with a pass!

This retrospective is presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive, as part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.  Major support for this program is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.

Online admission:  $10
Box office admission:
General:  $9
Seniors:  $8
UCLA Alumni Association Members:  $8
Non-UCLA students:  $8
UCLA students:  Free.  UCLA students should claim the ticket at the box office on the day of the screening at least 15 minutes before show time.  If a UCLA student arrives closer to show time, they may be asked to wait in a rush line for any unsold seats.


Downtown Independent (View)
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States


Film > Movies

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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