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Videos from Mexico

(Our videos ARE NOT FOR SALE, some may be available for purchase at the Las Americas Film Network)


  1. 68-98 México 68, Oscar Menéndez and Cooperativa de Producción Salvado Toscano S.C.L, 1 videocassette (55 min.), México, 1998.
    Abstract: Explores the Mexico City riots of 1968 and the student and popular movement of the time from the vantage point of 30 years later.

  2. 800 leguas por el Amazonas, Jules Verne et al., 1 videocassette (104 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos López Moctezuma, Rafael Bertrand, Elvira Quintana.
    Abstract: In the dense jungle of Brazil, Sr. Torres (Antonio) hikes many months through some of the most dangerous parts of the forest. He loses a friend to a snake-bite and eventually runs into a wealthy family with whom he begins a long journey by boat. They run into many problems, including Indians, lions, and alligators. Sr. Torres turns out to be an assassin. After the wealthy father is blamed for Sr. Torres' wrong-doings, the family begins a long search for the truth.

  3. Abismos de pasion, Oscar Dancigers et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Chico, Calif, 198.
    Notes: Performer Note: Irasema Dilian, Jorge Mistral, Lilia Prado, Ernesto Alonso, Francisco Reguera.
    Abstract: A bitter, cold-hearted former servant, newly rich, returns to disrupt the life of his true love, now married to another.

  4. Aca las tortas! o Los hijos, Juan Bustillo Oro et al., 1 videocassette (109 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara Garcia, Meche Barba, Carlos Orellana.
    Abstract: An older couple have a popular torta-selling business. They have several children, including one son whom the father doesn't like because he's a drunk. Another son and daughter were sent to the U.S. to study, and after 5 years, return home. The daughter left behind a boyfriend and the son, a girlfriend and his own son; the parents know nothing about any of them.

  5. La Academia de San Carlos, Aurelio de los Reyes et al., 1 videocassette (23 min.), México, D.F, Redlands, Calif, 1994.
    Abstract: This video shows the role of the Academy in Mexican art from the late 18th century to the early years of the 20th century.

  6. Actas de Marusia un film, Gian Maria Volontè et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Wilmington? Calif., 1985.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gian Maria Volonte, Diana Bracho, Claudio Obregon, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Patricia Reyes Spindola, Jose Carlos Ruiz
    Added Title: Letters from Marusia.
    Abstract: "The chronicle of the repression exercised by an English Company over a small Chilean town whose inhabitants are determined to win the minimal human rights due to them as workers and citizens."--External container.

  7. Actas de Marusia un film, Gian Maria Volontè et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Wilmington? Calif., 1985.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gian Maria Volonte, Diana Bracho, Claudio Obregon, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Patricia Reyes Spindola, Jose Carlos Ruiz
    Added Title: Letters from Marusia.
    Abstract: "The chronicle of the repression exercised by an English Company over a small Chilean town whose inhabitants are determined to win the minimal human rights due to them as workers and citizens."--External container.

  8. Adan, Eva y el diablo, Roberto Soto et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Roberto Soto, Gloria Aguíar, Tito Renaldo; Carlos Riquelme.
    Abstract: Justino, a young man in a rural community, flirts with Eva constantly, and she returns the attention. When he learns of her intentions to marry the middle-aged, corpulent mayor, he becomes furious and chases the mayor out a window of Eva's home. Justino is jailed while the mayor tries to impress a government visitor without letting the scandal surface.

  9. Adios mi chaparrita, René Cardona et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rafael Falcón, Josefina Escobedo, Alfredo del Diestro.
    Abstract: Chavalo is a proud and protective young rancher in love with Chavela. The two plan to marry, but Chavalo must first make some money. After traveling a long distance with a herd, he sells his horse for a ring and begins to walk back. On the way, he joins a group of laborers seeking work, only to find they would be forced to work and whipped by cruel bosses. While Chavalo is gone, Chavela is subject to the flirtation of a callous young man seeking her hand in marriage. She interprets Chavalo's long absence as an indication of his lack of interest in her.

  10. La agonía de ser madre, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marga Lopez, Arturo de Cordova, Karla José Alonso.
    Abstract: A middle-aged wife and mother named Ana learns from the doctor that she has three months to live. She returns home to a son that has begun to steal from pharmacies, a husband that drinks excessively, and a teenage daughter that wants to break away from the control of her father. She chooses not to inform the family of her condition, and instead handles the situation herself. When the daughter runs away from home after a fight with her father, Ana's health turns even worse.

  11. Aguila o sol, Arcady Boytler et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Wilmington, CA, 1985?
    Notes: Performer Note: Mario Moreno "Cantinflas", Manuel Medel, Margarita More, Marina Tamayo.
    Abstract: "Cantinflas, as a child, escapes from an orphanage with two friends and makes his way to the stage as part of a comic duet. Meanwhile, a man is desperately searching for the son he left at an orphanage many years ago when he was poor...."--External container.

  12. Ahi está el detalle! una pelicula, Humberto Gómez Landero et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Wilmington, CA, 1985?
    Notes: Performer Note: Mario Moreno "Cantinflas," Joaquin Pardavé, Sara García, Sofía Alvarez, Dolores Camarillo
    Added Title: That's the point.
    Abstract: When Cantinflas goes to visit his girlfriend, a maid, he is called into service to pretend he is a long-lost brother of the mistress of the house so she can claim a great inheritance.

  13. Al caer la tarde, Muñoz et al., 1 videocassette (69 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Muñoz, Guillermo Calles, Humberto Almazàn.
    Abstract: A woman struggles to remain in control of a hacienda after the death of her father. The competition from a nearby patrón only makes matters worse.

  14. Al fin a solas, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: César Costa, Rosa María Vázquez, Regina Torné.
    Abstract: After receiving his degree, a young engineer is married the next day and the newlyweds move into a new apartment. Nervous and anxious for their long-awaited wedding night, the two are about to retire when the young man's sister appears, complaining about her husband and speaking of divorce. Minutes later another of his sisters appears and does the same. Forced to spend the night on the couch, the young couple nervously calls each of his remaining siblings, asking whether they are happy in their respective marriages. None are, which doesn't help the confidence of the newlyweds. No matter how hard they try, they are unable to find a place where they can be alone.

  15. Al son de la marimba, Juan Bustillo Oro et al., 1 videocassette (132 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Marina Tamayo, Emilio Tuero.
    Abstract: A rich young man from the provinces throws a party in Mexico City, inviting the cream of society. He meets a young woman at the party; her parents encourage them. To entertain them, he shares his marimba playing--a popular tradition in his home state of Chiapas.

  16. Alarma, René Cardona et al., 1 videocassette (63 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Velez, Yolanda Prida, Alfredo del Diestro, Angel T. Sala.
    Abstract: Two firemen are killed after saving a mother and her two children from a burning building. Another fireman, Ricardo, is left injured and his girlfriend, the daughter of a millionaire, visits him in the hospital. She doesn't tell her father that Ricardo is her boyfriend because her father wants her to marry one of his associates.

  17. Albur de amor, Alfonso Patiño Gomez et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Ana Bronte, Susana Cora.
    Abstract: In a small house in a small town in the Mexican countryside, a young woman named Aurelia and her mother are frightened by mysterious sounds outside their house at night. Efren, one of the farm hands, spends the night outside the house to guard Aurelia while her mother is away. Efren lives with a woman named Gloria who becomes jealous of Aurelia. Juan de Dios is looking for Efren because he wants to kill him; Gloria, in her jealousy, tells him where to find Efren.

  18. Alma grande en el desierto, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Manuel López Ochoa, José Elias Moreno, Jorge Russek.
    Abstract: When a man the Indians call Alma Grande finds an Indian dead in the desert with his son nearby, he sets about to determine the cause, and with the help of the boy, learns that the man was murdered by white gold hunters. Back in the Indian village, the boy is placed in the care of a white woman whom the Indians respect, and Alma Grande tries to learn more about the identity of the killers. The two men soon reappear and kidnap the boy in order to force him to tell the location of the gold his father had found, and Alma Grande pursues their trail.

  19. Alma jarocha estudiantina, Antonio Helu et al., 1 videocassette (67 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julian Soler, Marina Tamayo, Leopoldo Ortiz.
    Abstract: A group of college students are traveling by train to Veracruz on holiday and while they travel, the men flirt with young women on the train. When they arrive at Orizaba, Veracruz, the men are still thinking about the women, though they don't want to fall in love with them because the men must eventually return to their studies in Mexico City.

  20. Alma norteña, Roberto Guzman et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Víctor Manuel Mendoza, Anita Capillo.
    Abstract: A ranchero melodrama which lauds the honest working people of the north in contrast to the slick and lazy people of Mexico City.

  21. Alsino y el Condor Alsino and the Condor, Michael S Landes et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Beverly Hills, Calif, 198.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dean Stockwell, Alan Esquivel, Carmen Bunster, Alejandro Parodi, Delia Casanova
    Added Title: Alsino and the Condor.
    Abstract: "Idealistic young peasant jumps out of a tree in the hope of flying; he becomes a hunchback, but learns to stand tall when he joins guerillas fighting in a Central American Country."--Leonard Maltin's TV and movies guide, 1987 ed.

  22. Ama a tu projimo, Tulio Demicheli et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Rosita Quintana, Elsa Aguirre.
    Abstract: Night. A Red Cross emergency room. All is calm. Open on a desk is a book with an entry recording the death of a Mexican boxer, Rodolfo Ramos. In a flashback, the disintegration of Ramos' life unfolds, beginning with his girlfriend, a screen star, leaving him without saying goodbye after he loses a fight.

  23. Amalia García, la perseverancia, Amalia García, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (54 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Amalia Garcia; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician Amalia Garcia, who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  24. Amapola del camino, Juan Bustillo Oro et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tito Guizar, Andrea Palma, Leopoldo "Chato" Ortin.

  25. Amok, Stella Inda et al., 1 videocassette (101 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Felix, Julian Soler, Estela Inda.
    Abstract: A doctor embezzles the proceeds of his Parisian clinic in order to better support the manipulative woman with whom he is having an affair. After losing all the money while gambling, he is forced to flee to an undeveloped region of India. There, he tries to mitigate the onslaught of a disease the natives term "Amok," while his past mistakes still plague him.

  26. Amor a ritmo de go-go, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (65 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Javier Solis, Rosa María Vázquez, Leonorilda Ochoa.
    Abstract: Lupe is a dancer in a club that attracts a young crowd. But she is continuously pursued by an older man who is very wealthy. He offers her a car, but she refuses to accept it unless he allows her to give something in return: dancing lessons. Lupe doesn't know how to drive, though, so she enrolls in driving lessons, and becomes rather close to her instructor, with whom she is very comfortable. He, however, is not extremely wealthy, offering little more than his company. She must decide which she sees as the more worthy.

  27. Amor de lejos, Fernando Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (100), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Fernandez, Evangelina Elimondo, Andres Soler.
    Abstract: Don Lorenzo and his sister take in boarders at their house and he is having trouble collecting rent. His niece, Luisa, is returning to Mexico from the U.S. and he wants her to marry a bumbling man named Inocencio, who is supposed to be worth a million dollars. Don Lorenzo's right-hand man, Alberto, is love with Luisa, but Don Lorenzo told him to forget her because the future of the house depends on Luisa's marriage to Inocencio.

  28. Amor de lis amores, René Cardona et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rafael Falcón, Josefina Escobedo, Julieta Palavicini.
    Abstract: Leonor lives happily with her husband and young daughter, until he becomes involved with his boss's daughter and requests a divorce. Unwilling to give up her daughter, Leonor refuses to grant the divorce. The husband, in desperation, uses actors and photographers to frame Leonor of having an affair, then takes the case the court in order to force the divorce and gain custody of his daughter. Leonor, unfortunately stuck with a lazy lawyer, is unable to convince the judge of her innocence and custody is awarded to her husband, devastating her.

  29. Amor de mis amores, Rene Cardona, 1 videocassette, Mexico, 1940.

  30. Amor de una Vida, Mapy Cortés et al., 1 videocassette (92 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Mapy Cortés, Tomás Perrín.
    Abstract: A woman left in poverty after the death of her father is forced to work as a housekeeper and also as a farmworker, a job normally reserved for men. She is ostracized by the community for living in the home of the army captain for whom she works.

  31. Amor perdido, L. Miguel Morayta et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Victor Junco, Amalia Aguilar, Yadira Jimenez.
    Abstract: A young and successful composer falls in love with a woman who has just lost her job. He pays her rent, finds a new job for her, and unwittingly involves her with a manipulative crime boss who owns the nightclub in which she works.

  32. Amor y pecado, Ninón Sevilla et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ninón Sevilla, Ramón Gay, Rosa Elena Durgel.
    Abstract: Raúl and Miguel, as young boys, find a baby girl in a garbage can. The two brothers persuade their mother to keep her, despite their poverty, and they name her Teresa. The three children must work in the street to scrape up what the family needs to survive. Years later, Teresa is successful dancer, Miguel owns an night club, and Raúl is studying engineering. Both brothers fall in love with Teresa, but she loves only Raúl.

  33. Ancleto se divorcia, Joselito Rodríguez et al., 1 videocassette (101 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos Orellana, Rosita Arenas, Rita Montaner.

  34. Angeles de la calle, Agustín P Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (117 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gustavo Rojo, Emilia Guiú, Andrea Palma.
    Abstract: Magnito is a boy who lives in a beautiful home with plenty of toys, yet he is very lonely. His wealthy mother is annoyed by him, and when the governess suggests she pay more attention to Magnito, she fires her. After seeing how much the house servants love their children and befriending one, Magnito decides his only recourse is to run away. He does so, and joins a group of orphans who sell newspapers and are supported by a few generous adults. Despite the hardships of the street, Magnito finally finds the camaraderie his former life was missing.

  35. Angelica, Irasema Dilian et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Irasema Dilian, Carlos Navarro, Ramón Gay.
    Abstract: Angelica works for a nightclub and escort service run by Armando, who is continually questioned by an inspector about the death of Angelica's uncle, her only living relative. Angelica, always tacit, refuses to say anything to the inspector. When she meets a half-blind airline co-pilot, she explains to him that years before she witnessed the murder of her uncle by Armando, who subsequently threated to accuse her of the murder if she refused to work for him.

  36. Anillo de compromiso, Emilio Gómez Muriel et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Martha Roth, Carmen Montejo.
    Abstract: A bank worker buys an engagement ring for his fiancee, but the couple doesn't have enough money for the wedding. His mother asks his boss for a loan and they are able to get married, but they soon find themselves in further financial trouble when the man's supervisor blocks his attempts to move up in the bank; eventually, the woman is forced to pawn her ring so they can pay the bills.

  37. Antologia del cine Mexicano, Manuel Gonzalez Casanova, 1 videocassette (113 min.), Mexico.

  38. Aquí están los Villalobos, Enrique Zambrano et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Gay, Rosa de Castilla, Raúl Martínez.
    Abstract: A group of masked bandits led by a man called "The White Terror" burns the homes of settlers and farmers that begin to fence in grazing ground for ranchers. Three men that call themselves Los Villalobos take it upon themselves to uncover the identity of this White Terror. With the help of María, a beautiful woman who is courted by an older, callous man, they begin to investigate the crimes already committed and track his movements. Their actions place them in considerable danger, as the White Terror begins to panic.

  39. Así es mi tierra, Arcady Boytler et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 79 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Cantinflas (Mario Moreno), Manuel Medel, Antonio R. Frausto, Mercedes Soler.
    Abstract: Two friends are entangled in the intrigue of a revolutionary general. Acompañado de otro gran comediante y envuelto en la intriga de un general revolucionario, de rienda suelta a su gran imaginación para provocarnos una bandanada de risas.

  40. La ausente, Julio Bracho et al., 1 videocassette (118 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Rosita Quintana, Andrea Palma.
    Abstract: Isabel runs away from her house and drives off a cliff. Her husband, Jorge, is distraught, and all the more so when his sister, Cecilia, doesn't attend the funeral; according to Isabel's sister, Magdalena, Cecilia never liked Isabel. Magdalena takes care of Isabel's daughter and tries to find out exactly what happened to Isabel. Cecilia asks Magdalena why Isabel was carrying 100,000 pesos with her when she died.

  41. Ave de paso, Celestino Gorostiza et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Emilio Tuero, Amanda Ledesma, Carlos López Moctezuma.
    Abstract: A doctor is reading a medical book while traveling on the train to Mexico City. A beautiful woman, the famous Argentine singer Olga Rassini, who is in Mexico for the first time, tries to catch the doctor's eye. He ignores her, not knowing who she is and having a family with 3 children to consider. Some friends invite him to the opening of Rassini's show, but when he realizes she was the woman on the train, he refuses to go.

  42. Ave sin rumbo, Andrea Palma et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Andrea Palma, Arturo de Cordova, Carlos Villarias.
    Abstract: Ana is assaulted by a man on a boat but is saved by the captain. She is ill and the caption is concerned for her; she thanks him for his attention and for taking her on the boat without charge. Because of her condition, the captain puts her ashore at their next port, Magdalena. She cannot afford to stay at the hotel she visits, but faints on the way out and is taken to one of the rooms. A man named Melchor, who has helped transport her, finds his doctor friend, Juan, who is on the run from the police. Juan discovers that her appendix is in very bad shape.

  43. Ay calypso no te rajes, Antonio Badu et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio Badu, Fernando Casanova, Paquita de Ronda.

  44. Ay Jalisco, no te rajes, Joselito Rodríguez et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Gloria Marín, Carlos López "Chaflan", Victor Manuel Mendoza, Angel Garasa, Antonio Bravo, Evita Munoz, Antonio Badu, Miguel Inclan.
    Abstract: A young man, being pursued by the son of a general whom he killed along with the general's five gunmen because the general did not want him courting his daughter, goes off on a murder spree.

  45. Bailando cha cha cha Cien mujeres, Jaime Salvador et al., 1 videocassette (62 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Christiane Martel, Tony Aguilar, Sergio Corona.
    Abstract: Don Manuel designs bathing suits and owns the company that manufactures and distributes them. He has 3 nieces who are always asking him for money. After 25 yrs. in the business, he retires to travel around the world, turning the company over to the workers with the stipulation that they can keep the company if the make a bigger profit in the following year; otherwise the company will go to his nieces. The nieces conspire to make the company do poorly so they can get their hands on it.

  46. Bailando en las nubes, Canta Maya et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Canta Maya, Jorge "Che" Reyes, Andres Soler.
    Abstract: Lucien is a secretary in New York whose father, now dead, was from Mexico. Through correspondence with an associate office in Mexico City, she becomes friends with an elderly office worker in that city, who pretends to be his own boss in his letters. When Lucien's sister is unable to join her dance team on their tour of Latin America, Lucien replaces her. The show eventually travels to Mexico City, where she decides to visit her pen friend. The impostor, in order to cover his tracks, involves Orlando Mendoza, the boss's nephew, who is immediately attracted to Lucien.

  47. Baile de graduación, Carlos Toussaint et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Lichine, Sergio Unger, Alicia Pineda, Diana Alanis.
    Abstract: Performed entirely in dance, the film shows a troop of young military cadets visiting a girls' school of ballet. While the general and the school's headmistress flirt lightheartedly, the cadets and ballerinas compete for each other's favors.

  48. Bajo el cielo de México, Vilma Vidal et al., 1 videocassette (76 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Vilma Vidal, Rafael Falcón.
    Abstract: On a Mexican hacienda, the patrón's top man is enchanted by a wealthy woman visiting the patrón's family. While her pursues the woman, he loses interest in the woman who has loved him for many years. Unfortunately for him, the wealthy woman is engaged to be married to someone else very soon.

  49. Bala de plata, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (65 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julio Aldama, Irma Dorantes, Angel Infante.
    Abstract: Carlos, away from home in the army, is notified that his father has been killed. When he returns home, he learns that a silver bullet was used. He dismisses suicide or accidental death as the cause, and determines that his father was murdered. Although his father's friends offer their sympathy, he is slow to trust any of them. He thus trains himself in gun-fighting as preparation for an expected confrontation with his father's killer. He then subtly tests the friendship of those who profess to be loyal to him and his father in an effort to expose the guilty man.

  50. La barraca, Roberto Gavaldón et al., 1 videocassette (108 min.), Harlingen, TX, New York, NY, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Domingo Soler, Anita Blanch, Amparo Morillo.
    Abstract: The story of violence and subsistence among peasants as they try to prevent the loss of a house they found after years of moving from place to place.

  51. Barrio de pasiones, Adolfo Fernández Bustamante et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Alfredo Gomez de la Vega, Gustavo Rojo Pinto, Maria Teresa Esquilla.
    Abstract: An attractive young woman attempts to make a living as a pianist after her father passes away. Beset by money problems, she is forced to pawn her most precious belongings, including her beloved piano. Several men woo her and promise to help her, including a scorned local businessman, detested by the community, and a middle-aged grocer.

  52. Barroco, Paul Leduc et al., 1 videocassette (107 min.), Montevideo, Uruguay, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Francisco Rabal, Angela Molinna, Ernesto Gómez Cruz.
    Abstract: A series of images, music and sounds which transport through Mexico's history, without any narrative sequence. The film spins constantly round the question 'Where are the singers from?' (De donde son los cantantes? in Spanish: the title of a popular Cuban song).

  53. Batallón Olimpia documento abierto, Canal 6 de Julio (Firm : Mexico), 1 videocassette (35 min.), México, D.F, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Narrator: Mario Díaz Mercando.
    Abstract: What do the unpublished images from October 2nd, 1968, released in the past few years, show? The film presents an exhaustive analysis of the new cinematic evidence, particularly in the role of the Batallón Olimpia, an Army unit which inflitrated the student protests in Tlatelolco, Mexico. The testimony of different actors on the facts and a meticulous investigation leads to some hard questions: Did certain members of the Army intentionally provoke the slaughter? What has become of the infiltrators? The film gives a version very different from the official one promulgated by the government over the past 30 years.

  54. Beatriz Paredes el poder no lo puede todo, Beatriz Paredes, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (57 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Beatriz Paredes; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician Beatriz Paredes who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  55. Bello amanecer, Tony Martinez et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Braulio Castillo, Ofelia Montesco, Miguel Ángel Álvarez.
    Abstract: The beautiful Maria is the proprietor of a general store on the beach. However, she is in serious condition at the hospital and keeps whispering the name "Jorge." When Jorge arrives at the hospital, he tells the doctor of how he met Maria while fixing his yacht, and although he was involved with a wealthy woman, he fell in love with Maria. Somewhat wealthy, Jorge financially supports his cousin Roberto, a greedy and unprincipled man who takes advantage of Maria. After Jorge and Maria decide to marry, Roberto lies to Jorge, telling him that Maria is promiscuous, and thus changing Jorge's opinion of her.

  56. La bestia negra, Fernando Soler et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Mary Lopez, Arturo de Cordova.
    Abstract: A train engineer named Don Rodolfo and his fireman, Toño are on their way to their train, which Too refers to as his "negra" ("black one"), when they encounter another trainman, a passenger line conductor, who informs Don Rodolfo that there is trouble in preparations for the national convention of railwaymen.

  57. La bien pagada, Maria A Pons et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria A. Pons, Victor Junco.
    Abstract: Realizing that his wife is unfaithful, a man confronts her and her lover, forcing them to sign an acknowledgement of the affair. He leaves, traveling through Europe, and a few years later, finds that she is a dancer in a night club. In a series of flashbacks, the man relives their relationship.

  58. Bienaventurados los que creen, Adriana Lamar et al., 1 videocassette (73 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Adriana Lamar, Miguel Arenas, Jose Baviera.
    Abstract: A respected doctor's grandson becomes very sick during his grandfather's birthday party and the doctor is unable to save him in time. The doctor's daughter, the boy's mother, cannot cope with the loss and has a mental breakdown. Soon she is in the same state as her father's mental patients.

  59. Biografia del poder, Enrique Krauze et al., 4 videocassettes (445 min.), México, D.F, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Hosted by Pedro Amendáriz
    Contents: 1. Porfirio Díaz, Místico de la autoridad. Francisco I. Madero, Mi stico de la libertad -- 2. Emiliano Zapata, El amor a la tierra. Francisco Villa, Entre el ngel y el fierro -- 3. Venustiano Carranza, Puente entre siglos. Álvaro Obregón, El vértigo de la victoria -- 4. Lázaro Cárdenas, General misionero. Plutarco Elías Calles, reformar desde el origen
    Added Title: Porfirio Díaz, Místico de la autoridad
    Added Title: Francisco I. Madero, Mi stico de la libertad
    Added Title: Emiliano Zapata, El amor a la tierra
    Added Title: Francisco Villa, Entre el ngel y el fierro
    Added Title: Venustiano Carranza, Puente entre siglos
    Added Title: Álvaro Obregón, El vértigo de la victoria
    Added Title: Lázaro Cárdenas, General misionero
    Added Title: Plutarco Elías Calles, reformar desde el origen.

  60. Bodas de fuego, Pedro Armendáriz et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Alicia Caro, Ramón Gay.
    Abstract: The inhabitants of a remote group of ranches are terrorized by what they believe to be a werewolf, which seems to be stalking a young woman. She is easily charmed by the werewolf when he assumes his human form.

  61. Burlada, Jorge Mistral et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Mistral, Guillermina Grin, Lilia del Valle.
    Abstract: Un intenso drama romántico sobre la desesperada pasión de dos mujeres por un canalla atractivo, sin sospechar que ambas están unidas por la misma sangre como madre e hija. Two women share a desparate passion of two women for an attractive scoundral, without suspecting that they also share the same blood as mother and daughter.

  62. Cabeza de Vaca, Nicolás Echevarria et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.), Los Angeles, Calif.?, 1993.
    Notes: Performer Note: Juan Diego, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Roberto Sosa.
    Abstract: Account of the Spanish explorer's capture, escape, and journey from Texas to Mexico City (1527-1537). Includes tales of El Dorado.

  63. Cada quién su música, Mauricio de la Serna et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: María Victoria, Rosa de Castilla, Pedro Vargas, José Alfredo Jiménez.
    Abstract: Four men--all unsuccessful musicians--share a small apartment and are forced to work as waiters and salesmen in order to survive, When the oldest of the four, Pedro, receives word that a young distant relative is to come live with him, the four men prepare the apartment for a small girl, hiring a nanny for help. To their surprise, both the relative and the nanny turn out to be attractive young women with beautiful voices. They soon split into two trios and become rivals as the two groups gain fame in the musical world.

  64. Cadena perpetua, Pedro Armendáriz et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), United States?, Madera, CA, 1987.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Narciso Busquets, Ana Martin.
    Abstract: Pedro Armendariz stars in this portrayal of a reformed extortionist who is pressured by the police to return to intimidating women to pay protection money. Dedicado a trabajar honestmente un ex-delincuente apodado "El Tarzan" quien ya ha pagado su deuda con la sociedad, es reencontrado por el policio que originalmente lo aprehendio y extorsionado por este, es obligado a delinquir de nuevo para pagar la cuota exigida por el funcionario.

  65. Caín y Abel, René Cardona et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio Badu, Fernando Fernandez, Andres Soler.
    Abstract: Doña Luz and Don Francisco get a divorce after Doña Luz accuses her husband of infidelity. Caín, one of their sons, decides to go with his father, while his brother Abel remains with his mother. 20 years later, Abel is ready to get married and living with his mother in a comfortable house, while his father and brother find themselves in jail after having been caught cheating at gambling. When they get out, they have no money, so Don Francisco decides they should return to their old home. Doña Luz is very unhappy when she discovers them in her house.

  66. La caja embrujada, Fernando A Rivero et al., 1 videocassette (61 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David T. "Fu Man Chu" Bamberg, Mary Clark, Freddy Romero, Carlos M. Baena.
    Abstract: A famous Chinese magician, Fu Manchu, is on a train headed for Mexico City to a movie, but his assistant gambled away most of their money. Fu Manchu attempts to win back the money while another passenger, a Miss Adams, watches him play. Unfortunately, she is an accomplice of Fu Manchu's opponent and causes Fu Manchu to lose the rest of his money. To make matters worse, his wallet and train ticket are stolen, which results in his assistant and him being thrown off the train. He vows to track down the thief and take revenge.

  67. La calandria, Carmen Guerrero et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carmen Guerrero, Paco Berrondo, Adrea Delhort.

  68. La calle de los amores, Armando Calvo et al., 1 videocassette (104 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Armando Calvo, Esther Fernandez, Carlos Orellana.
    Abstract: Arcadio, a married man, is in love with his neighbor from across the street, Martha, and she has also fallen in love with her; her boyfriend, Miguel, has been away in the mines of Pachuca for some time. Arcadio's wife, Luisa, plans a party for her Tío Alejo, in order to set him up with another neighbor who is a widow and invites the entire neighborhood, including Martha, despite her suspicions about Arcadio and Martha. Arcadio doesn't think Martha was invited and is excited when she arrives, which helps confirm Luisa's worries.

  69. Calumnia, Francisco Elias et al., 1 videocassette (74 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Susana Guizar, Sara García, Ramón Vallarino.
    Abstract: Arturo, an engineer from Mexico City, is called to the ranch of Don Pietro to work on a dam on his property. Don Pietro's daughter Carmela is a very buoyant, fun-loving person, often misperceived to be a bit crazy. When an older man form town takes an interest in Carmela, she realizes that she is actually in love with Arturo. Rather than being forthright, both Arturo and Carmela play games with each other b2 ss emotions, almost preventing their ever getting together.

  70. Cambio, Alejandra Lajous and Flor de María Hurtado, 6 videocassettes (ca. 25 min. each), México, D.F, 1990.
    Notes: Contents: 1. Deuda externa -- 2. Privatización -- 3. Apertura comercial --4. Inversión extranjera -- 5. Desregulación -- 6. La reforma del estado.
    Abstract: Explores the economic policy and development of Mexico, describing what has been done and what is being done to assure progress.

  71. Canasta de cuentos mexicanos, Julio Bracho et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Pedro Armendariz, Maria Felix.
    Abstract: A set of three stories written by Traven. The first is set in Taxco and starts with the wedding of a French couple. After a year of marriage, they are constantly fighting, but they make up after having a child. The second is about an American couple vacationing in Mexico City. The 3rd is set in Cuernaraca and involves a tough but beautiful woman who likes to break horses on her rancho and whom men cannot break.

  72. Cancion del alma, Libertad Lamarque et al., 1 videocassette (111 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Libertad Lamarque, Patricia Conde, Lola Beltran.
    Abstract: Alejandro wants a divorce from his wife, María Maragón, a famous singer. He came from an aristocratic family and tells María that he will take their daughter because he doesn't want her to grow up to be like María, but she bribes him into leaving their daughter with her by giving him all her money and jewels. He makes her promise that she will raise their daughter to be a respectable woman and she agrees.

  73. La canción del huerfano, Carlos E Amador et al., 1 videocassette (65 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ernesto Velazquez, Lucha Avila, Leopoldo Ortin, Jr., Polo Ortin, Eduardo Vivas.
    Abstract: A boy working at a construction site quits his job after a near accident, leaving his grandmother without money for rent. The boy and his friends devise a plan, with the help of a sympathetic policeman, to trick the greedy landlord into paying the children for a musical performance in the street. They succeed; however the boy's association with the daughter of a powerful man causes him to be kidnapped along with her, to be used as bargaining leverage.

  74. La canción del plateado, Francisco Elias et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Juan José Martinez Casado, Irma Rosado, José Macip.
    Abstract: In a Mexican village of the 1860's, Susana and Sebastian are in love. As the daughter of the local wealthy landowner, Susana is respected by the townspeople and sought after by the men. When her father leaves town one day on business, a group of wandering cowboys visit the home and ask to be accommodated. Their leader takes an interest in Susana, who alone is charged with addressing the bawdy group of men. She resists his advances, and soon Sebastian enters town, finding the man singing to Susana. They engage in a display of machismo in proving their worth, only worrying Susana, until her father returns and ends the contest.

  75. Cantaclaro, Julio Bracho et al., 1 videocassette (104 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esther Fernandez, Antonio Badú, Alberto Galan.
    Abstract: A family is about to lose their land because they mortgaged it to a rich man and they have only until the shadow of a tree hits the fence before they must pay. At the last minute, Cantaclaro (one of the sons), saves them by bringing a payment of horses. After the land is saved, Cantaclaro says he must leave the family and find his destiny before he can settle down as a farmer.

  76. Capitán de rurales, Alejandro Galindo et al., 1 videocassette (104 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aguilar, Alicia Caro, Agustín Isunza.

  77. Carita de cielo, Maria Elena Marqués et al., 1 videocassette (70 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Elena Marques, Antonio Badú; Fernando Soto.
    Abstract: Lupita, caught stealing by the police, is taken to trial an made to be a subject in a class taught by a doctor at the university. He suggests that her facial features are those of a criminal. His sister, a student in the class, knows Lupita and takes her home to work a maid, unbeknownst to her brother. While the doctor and Lupita continually antagonize each other, they gradually become more and more attracted to each other as they are forced to live in the same house.

  78. Carmen la de ronda, Tulio Demicheli et al., 1 videocassette (112 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara Montiel, Jorge Mistral, Maurice Ronet, Germán Cobos, Amadeo Nazzari.
    Abstract: The story of a man's burning love, which alone can inspire him to seek a woman who is love, hate, passion, treachery and surrender: Carmen. La historia de un amor ardiente, como solo puede inspirarlo una mujer que es amor, odio, pasion, traicion y entrega: Carmen.

  79. Carnaval en Veracruz, Carlos Villatoro et al., 1 videocassette (63 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Manuel Medel, Agustín Isunza.

  80. Carne de cabaret, Alfonso Patiño Gómez et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sofia Alvarez, Miguel Arenas, Julio Villarreal.
    Abstract: A young woman is being tried for killing her husband. Through flashbacks, we see how hard her life has been and why she commmitted the crime.

  81. Carne de presidio, Emilio Gómez Muriel et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Martha Roth, Carlos López Moctezuma, José M. Linares R.
    Abstract: A young woman's husband beats her and she takes refuge with a couple who are friends of hers. Her husband comes over drunk, fights with her friend's husband and dies after hitting his head on a curb. The friend's husband is sent to jail for 5 years for homicide. While he is in jail, thugs try to steal his meager possessions, but he refuses to get into further trouble by fighting. Meanwhile his wife is evicted from their house and he must find a way to make money for his family.

  82. La carne manda, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (108 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Esther Fernández, Emma Roldán.
    Abstract: A young, poor and homeless boy named Santiago is taken into the home of an older gentleman and raised there. He falls in love with a young lady named Fernanda whose mother runs a small store. The two of them marry and eventually Santiago moves the store into the building of the man that took care of him, and from there a strong business is formed that makes a lot of money. However, Santiago loses himself in the wealth and has an affair with a beautiful lady named Linda Palma. Still, this does not last and even after the birth of a baby by his wife, Santiago cannot pull himself together and meets an unfortunate death.

  83. Carta brava, Agustín P Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Emilia Guiu, Carmen Molina, Carlos L. Moctezuma.
    Abstract: Roberto is born to a drunken father and a mother who dies shortly thereafter. He becomes a successful gambler, yet he remains generous to others after the hardship of his childhood, which sometimes causes him problems. When a man named Iberto, unversed in the nuances of illicit gambling, finds himself in a dangerous situation, Roberto steps in and fights a reputed gambler in Iberto's defense. The man is naturally angered, and later Roberto finds himself evading mobsters while pursuing Iberto's sister Nora.

  84. La casa colorada, Rita Macedo et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Amanada del Llano, Rita Macedo.

  85. La casa de la Troya, Armando Calvo et al., 1 videocassette (115 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Armando Calvo, Charito Granados, Angel Garasa.
    Abstract: Gerardo, a rich young man who loves to party and lives in Madrid is sent by his father to a boarding school in another city. There he makes a large group of friends and attempts to charm a young woman who is not receptive to his advances. Using his money and his friends to contrive excuses to see and woo her, her resistance gradually wanes.

  86. La casa de la zorra, Ricardo Montalbán et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ricardo Montalban, Isabela Corona, Alberto Galan.
    Abstract: A widowed mother welcomes her son's return from college, only to find that he has become an unmotivated, unprincipled and manipulative man. He takes adantage of her money to court women and gamble at the casino she owns.

  87. La casa de los espantos, Alfredo B Crevenna et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: María Eugenia San Martin; Carlos Riquelme, Hector Godoy.
    Abstract: A group of people, barely acquaintences, are all summoned to an isolated home for a reception. When the host appears, a man previously presumed to be dead, he tells the guests that they can't leave the property. Just then, the lights go out and when they come on again, the host is dead in his chair--stabbed to death. When the body disappears, the party splits up to search for the body.

  88. Casa de mujeres, Gabriel Soria et al., 1 videocassette (117 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Anita Blanch, Elena D'Orgaz, Isabelita Blanch.

  89. La casa del ogro, Alfredo del Diestro et al., 1 videocassette (54 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Arturo de Cordova, Gloria Marin, Alfredo del Diestro.
    Abstract: A diverse group of people live in a middle-class apartment house. They affect each others' lives in ways they don't even realize.

  90. Casate y veras, Luis Aldas et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aldas, Rosario Granados, Angel Garasa.
    Abstract: While Emilio and Mercedes are on their honeymoon in Acapulco, Emilio is preoccupied by the coincidental appearance of an old girlfriend and the two end up fighting until Mercedes returns home, disgusted with the whole affair. Meanwhile, Aurora and Julian, also recently married, return early from their own honeymoon due to problems they were having. Despite the petty reasons for the young couples' arguments, their parents are unable to patch things up, and decide to leave the matters in the hands of their children.

  91. La Catedral de México, Aurora Torres et al., 1 videocassette (27 min), México, D.F, 1992.
    Abstract: Examines the construction of Mexico City's cathedral, taking place over a period of more than 300 years; its importance as a monument; its artistic treasures; and its deterioration.

  92. Celos, Arcady Boytler et al., 1 videocassette (82 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Abstract: An esteemed doctor falls in love with one of his young, female patients and marries her. Having been deceived by women in previous relationships, the doctor constantly questions the fidelity of his new wife. His suspicions threaten to ruin the marriage and they are made worse when he turns to alcohol. His uncontrollable fits of rage begin to destroy his professional life as well.

  93. Chapala en lucha contra la extinción, Leticia Villavicencio G. et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), México, D.F, 199-.
    Notes: Added Title: Producción ganadera y el cacao en Tabasco
    Added Title: Desierto que camina.
    Abstract: Chapala (1987, 27 min.) describes the ecological reserve at Lake Chapala and the dangers that face it. La producción ganadery y el cacao en Tabasco (1990, 26 min.) describes the production of chocolate and cattle for meat and milk. El desierto que camina (1988, 23 min.) describe the threats to the environment of Mexico's deserts.

  94. Charro a la fuerza, Miguel Morayta, Latin Nostalgia (Firm), and Movie-Mex International, 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aguilar, Florencio Becquer, Delia Magaña.

  95. Chavela Vargas Historia de amor, Chavela Vargas Historia de amor, 1 videocassette (27 min.), Mexico, 1997.
    Abstract: Interview with musical excerpts by famous ranchera singer from Mexico.

  96. Chiapas, Harry Möller et al., 1 videocassette (54 min.), México, 199-.
    Abstract: Shows some of the natural beauty and cultural attractions of Chiapas; followed by several short features.

  97. Chiapas historia inconclusa, Cristián Calónico and Producciones Marca Diablo, 1 videocassette (90 min.), México, 1995.
    Abstract: This videocassette records the filming of the armed uprising that took place in Chiapas between 1994 and 1995.

  98. Chiapas la historia continua, Cristián Calónico and Producciones Marca Diablo, 1 videocassette (58 min.), México, 1997.
    Abstract: This video continues the story begun in "Chiapas: Historia Inconclusa," and covers the events from Sept. 1995 to Sept. 1997. It covers the breakdown of talks between the government and the Zapatistas, the march to Mexico City, interviews with rebel leaders, and emphasizes the Zapatista goal of bringing recognition and dignity to the indigenous population of Mexico.

  99. Chiapas, la otra guerra, Esperanza Escamilla et al., 1 videocassette (43 min.), México, D.F, 1994.
    Abstract: A report on the Zapatista National Liberation Army and their goals as they fought the Mexican government in Chiapas, México. Included are interviews with several Zapatistas, and film footage of various news releases. Footage is also shown of the release and interview of the former Chiapas governor, Absalón Castellanos Domínguez, who was taken prisoner and later released unharmed by the Zapatistas.

  100. Cielito Lindo, Victor Herrera et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Los Angeles, Calif.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordoba, Lupita Gallardo, Pepe Ortiz, Rosita Quintana, Luis Aguilar, Carlos López Moctezuma, Pedro Galindo.
    Abstract: A musical romance that takes place in the foreground of the Mexican Revolution.

  101. Cien gritos de terror, Ramón Obón Arellano et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquin Cordero, Adriadne Welter, Ofelia Montesco.
    Abstract: Julio and his wife are moving into an old house, separated from the nearest small town by miles. He tells her of a legend involving an insane woman that once lived in the home. When the wife begins to complain of heart pain, Julio leaves to get a doctor. Alone in the house, the wife begins to hear strange wailing noises and is confronted by a grotesque woman in chains. The wife collapses, apparently dead from fear, and the woman reveals herself as Julio's disguised lover, in league with him to kill his wife, who wouldn't allow a divorce. The woman leaves to get Julio (who never went to the doctor), but when they return, the body is missing.

  102. Cinco rostros de mujer, Arturo de Cordova et al., 1 videocassette (72 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Tita Merello.
    Abstract: A man remembers the women he has loved: how he was dropped by his first love and had trouble forgetting her, how he fell in love with a concert pianist, and how he was later faced with a choice between the two.

  103. Ciudad de México un mirada capital. Ciudad de México : ciudad de contrastes, TV UNAM (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (54 min.), México, D.F, 1996.
    Abstract: Two films about Mexico City, the largest city in the world, its problems and its contrasts.

  104. Como yo te quería, Sara García et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara García, Abel Salazar, Esther Luquin.
    Abstract: A Spanish woman, Doña Remedios, who lives in Mexico and receives a small monthly stipend. Her son, Rafael, is about to graduate from college. He is in love with Margarita, but her father won't let her see him because he is so poor. Rafael asks his mother to ask Margarita's father for permission to see her. Doña Remedios refuses at first, but eventually gives in.

  105. Con licencia para matar, Rafael Baledón et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Casanova, Emily Cranz, Maura Monti.
    Abstract: The elaborate robbery of an armored vehicle is carried out by an infamous crime lord using his invincible robot thieves. World financial markets are disrupted and the authorities call upon the "Tigresses," a trio of crime-fighting women. In their quest to uncover the tracks of the crime lord, the Tigresses must work through a web of narcotics circles and are attacked themselves by the robots, until they isolate the location from which the crime lord operates: a night club that they frequent.

  106. Con los dorados de Villa, Raúl de Anda et al., 1 videocassette (79 min.), México, 1991.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Emilio "Indio" Fernandez, Domingo Soler, Lucha Reyes, Susana Cora, Salvador Quiroz, Pedro Galindo.
    Abstract: Villa's "Golden Ones" have a mission: to get a container full of munitions to its destination. But one of them is a traitor, and his betrayal unleashes all of the action, violence and death typical of the Mexican Revolution.

  107. Conozco a los dos, Gilberto S Martinez et al., 1 videocassette (72 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Amalia Aguilar, Jorge "Che" Ruiz, Dorian Iris.
    Abstract: Juan José, a poor guitar player from Alvarado, in the state of Veracuz goes to the state of México to be with his newly found love. Upon arriving in a small Mexican town, he is mistaken for a well-known con-man who is wanted for sleeping with a married woman.

  108. Contra la ley de dios, Adolfo Fernandez Bustamante, Latin Nostalgia (Firm), and Movie-Mex International, 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.

  109. Convención de Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Agosto, 1994, José Manuel Pintado and Canal 6 de Julio (Mexico), 1 videocassette (43 min.), México, D.F, 1994.

  110. Corazones de México, Roberto Gavaldón et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Domingo Soler, Lilia Michel, Gustavo Rojo Pinto.
    Abstract: The son of an aristocratic Mexican family is conscripted into the Mexican army along with every other 18 yr. old in the country. The parents make every attempt to release their son from his military obligation. Finding no sympathy from their powerful friends, the parents bribe a doctor to write a medical excuse for their son. The son, however, is convinced that he should serve and fight for his country.

  111. Corridos sin rostro Ballads without a face, Othelo Khanh, 1 videocassette, Mexico City, 1994.

  112. Cortazar, Tristán Bauer et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Argentina, México, DF, 199-.
    Abstract: At 80 years after his birth, and 10 years after his death, Argentine writer Julio Cortázar narrates the story of his life. His words, spoken by Cortázar and by actor Alfredo Alcón, reveal a portrait of a man who gave us a literature that portrays impressions of the world by one who lived life fully. He worked with images the way Bach and Mozart worked with music, interweaving them into jazz. His presence in images and in recordings help illuminate a life that had a stormy beginning in Brussels in 1914 and ended in the cemetary of Montparnasse, where the body of the writer was laid to rest next to that of his wife, Carol Dunlop.

  113. Crepúsculo, Arturo de Cordova et al., l videocassette (108 min.), Fresno, Calif., 1987.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Gloria Marin, Lilia Michel, Julio Villarreal, Manuel Arvide.
    Abstract: The story of the obsessive passion of a man in love with his best friend's wife, a man tortured by adultery, the shadow of crime, and his moral and ethical values.

  114. Crimen y castigo, Fernando de Fuentes et al., 1 videocassette (110 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Roberto Cañedo, Lilia Prado, Carlos López Moctezuma.
    Abstract: Tormented by an critical voice, a desolate man is tempted to murder an old woman for her money. He attempts to resist the voice, but is eventually driven to devise a plan to murder her. He wavers when he tries to carry out his plan, but the voice keeps urging him on.

  115. Cristo te ama jóvenes drogadictos, José María Fernández Unsain et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Milton Rodriguez, Jacqueline Andere, Pancho Córdova.
    Abstract: A young woman becomes involved with a group of actors who use drugs regularly. She loses her job as her addiction becomes stronger and soon she is regularly visiting a drug dealer who buys from a graveyard caretaker. Unable to support her habit financially, she turns to prostituting herself for the requisite drug money. A friend decides that he will end the addiction, and he isolates her in a stable for several days while she undergoes withdrawal, barely alive.

  116. Cruel destino o Alla en la frontera, Juan Orol et al., 1 videocassette (106 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Antonieta Pons, Juan José Martínez Casado, J. Eduardo Pérez.
    Abstract: As children, Armando and Alicia talked together about their plans for the future: Armando wanted to become a cowboy and Alicia dreamed of becoming an artist. Years later, as adults, Armando upsets Alicia when he suggests she is not fulfilling her potential by dancing in a club. Alicia accepts another man's marriage proposal, and Armando, regretful of his advice, tries to win her back.

  117. Cualquier cosa, Douglas Sanchez et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Mexico, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jaime Garza, Cecilia Toussaint, Dorotea Guerra, Salvador Garcini.
    Abstract: A young actor from Yucatán comes to the capital with the idea of revolutionizing the "fotonovela".

  118. Cuando leventa la niebla, Arturo de Cordova et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Maria Elena Marques, Columba Dominguez.
    Abstract: A patient in a mental hospital learns much about his roommate's family through conversation. He decides to murder the man, his best friend, and make it look like an accident. After leaving the hospital, he further researches the dead man's family and assumes his identity.

  119. Cuando los hijos pecan, Joselito Rodríguez et al., 1 videocassette (108 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Meche Barba, Fernando Fernández, Carlos Orellana.
    Abstract: Aurora sings in a cabaret and is courted by several men, rich and poor. From a modest background herself, she is most comfortable with Fidel, a mechanic, but she dates men that promise her cars and houses. When Fidel chooses to propose to her rather than her crippled but beautiful sister Checha, Aurora turns him down, saying that she favors richer men. After she is thrown out of the house by her father, the broken family tries to determine what causes Aurora's strange behavior, and make amends before she commits to the wrong man.

  120. Cuando viajan las estrellas, Alberto Gout et al., 1 videocassette (108 min.), United States?, 1987?
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Raquel Rojas, Joaquin Pardave.
    Abstract: A Hollywood star comes to Mexico to learn flamenco, but rather learns the ways of the genteel 'charro' when she falls in love with one."--External container.

  121. Cuando vuelvas a mi, José Baviera et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Armengod, Lilia del Valle, José Baviera.
    Abstract: Pedro and Dolores are a young couple in love, with plans to marry soon. Don Cosme is an older man in the community, rich and married, but disinterested in his wife. He is instead infatuated with Dolores, and sends Pedro out of town on an errand for several days. During this time Don Cosme slips a drug into Dolores' drink, and when she begins to feel sick, he takes her to her home and forces himself on her. Despite her anger and confusion, Dolores decides to continue with the wedding and tell Pedro a different story of what happened when he was away.

  122. Cuatro copas, Tulio Demicheli et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Libertad Lamarque, Miguel Aceves Mejia.
    Abstract: A famous singer is suffering from stress-related hallucinations. A plumber, who is an amateur singer, comes to fix her pipes, but only causes her more stress. She later runs into him at a radio contest for amateur singers. He sings for her; she is impressed and begins to fall in love with him.

  123. La Cucaracha, Ismael Rodriguez Ruelas et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), México, 1994.
    Notes: Performer Note: María Félix, Dolores del Río, "Indio" Fernández, Antonio Aguilar, Pedro Armendariz, Ignacio Lopez Tarso.
    Abstract: A love story taking place during the Mexican Revolution.

  124. La culpable, Isabela Corona et al., 1 videocassette (81 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Isabella Corona, Manolita Saval, Manolo Fabregas.
    Abstract: Margarita is born to a widowed woman who dies during childbirth. A middle-aged woman who assisted in the birth takes her to the home where the woman works as a maid, and places the baby on the doorstep. A young boy of the house, Carlos, finds her and the family takes her in. Twenty years later, she is working as a maid for the family, and she and Carlos are in love. However, Carlos' real mother has died and his young stepmother feels threatened by Margarita, so she wishes to send her to work as a maid at a distant rancho.

  125. La culta dama, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gloria Lozano, Elsa Cárdenas, Marilú Elízaga.
    Abstract: Eugenia, a poor, pregnant woman, is fired from her job as a seamstress. She finds refuge in the home of an affluent humanitarian named Antonia. It is later discovered that Antonia's son, Ernesto, is the father of Eugenia's baby. He decides to leave his aristrocratic family and marry Eugenia, despite opposition from the upper class.

  126. Curvas peligrosas, Leonora Amar et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Leonora Amar, Carlos Cores, Fanny Schiller.
    Abstract: A popular nightclub dancer, Corita, is followed by many men, yet she refuses to become a headliner in any of the shows. She goes out with an older man, Don Tele, who buys her a pearl necklace and tells her he wants to marry her, but she refuses. Don Tele is not so easily dissuaded, but Corita and her manager count the money they have made and realize they have saved enough money to buy the farm they have dreamed of owning.

  127. La dama del velo, Libertad Lamarque et al., 1 videocassette (101 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Libertad Lamarque, Armando Calvo, Miguel Córcega, Ernesto Alonso.
    Abstract: Andrea, a theatrical singer and performer, becomes involved with Esteban, the company clown, and a rather charismatic charmer. The two are about to be secretly married when it appears that Esteban already has a wilfe whom he kills when she tries to speak with Andrea. Shocked, Andrea denies that the two were ever involved when questioned by Esteban's attractive young lawyer, but attends the trial and tries to help him anyway.

  128. Danzón, Jorge Sánchez et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), Burbank, California, 1993.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Rojo, Blanca Guerra, Tito Vasconcelos, Carmen Salinas.
    Abstract: A love story about a woman who finally discovers the passion that has been missing from her life.

  129. De la hacienda al cabaret, Alejandro Pelayo Rangel and Unidad de Televisión Educativa y Cultural, 1 videocassette (108 min.), México, D.F., 197.
    Notes: Performer Note: Narrator, Alejandro Aura
    Added Title: Aventurera
    Added Title: Mundo insolito de Juan Orol
    Added Title: Una familia de tantas.
    Abstract: representations of the dramatization by the Mexican cinema of prostitution, gangsters and life outside the law.

  130. De pecado en pecado, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videorecording (108 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esther Fernandez, David Silva, Beatriz Ramos.
    Abstract: A woman abandons her child, an envelope with 2000 pesos and a note on a poor couple's doorstep while the couple argues over the husband's drinking. Years later, the child is living with her "uncle," who continues to drink. The young lady sews piecework for to help the family survive. One day an apparently wealthy man sees her delivering a finished dress and follows her home.

  131. De tequila, su mezcal, Carlos Toussaint et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tito Guízar, María Luisa Zea, Bárbara Gil.
    Abstract: The daughter of a tequila maker, in trying to increase her father's wealth, works alongside the men in the tequila factory. The charismatic son of a rival tequila maker pursues her more attractive sister, though both women struggle to secure the future of their business.

  132. Deseada, Carlos Savage et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dolores Del Rio, Jorge Mistral, Jose Baviera.
    Abstract: Deseada, a woman living in the modern city of Chichen Itza, tries to assuage her sister's dread of her betrothal to a Spaniard she doesn't really know. However, when the man arrives in the city, he and Deseada fall in love before he has a chance to meet his bride-to-be.

  133. Dios no lo quiera, Silvia Pinal et al., 1 videocassette (107 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Silvia Pinal, Jorge Martinez de Hoyos.
    Abstract: Two friends working in a slaughterhouse fight for the love of a woman who works in the dining hall. One of the men takes advantage of the woman when she is drunk. He is forced to marry her, but then she must sing at a nightclub while he gambles and drinks. He beats her and she leaves, though she is pregnant. She takes refuge with the other man who loved her.

  134. La Diosa arrodillada, José Revueltas et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Madera, Calif, 1984.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Felix, Arturo de Cordova, Charito Granados.
    Abstract: A prominent chemist, unhappily married, finds passion and tragedy with another woman.

  135. Doña Barbara, Rómulo Gallegos et al., 1 videocassette (138 min.), S.l., 1987.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Félix, Julián Soler, María Elena Marqués, Andrés Soler, Charles Rooner.
    Abstract: Doña Bárbara, feared for her witchcraft, becomes involved in a land dispute with Santos Luzardo, a lawyer who has come to take charge of his property. Both she and her daughter, fall in love with the lawyer in this film reflecting the conflict between civilization and primitivism.

  136. Doña Perfecta, Francisco de P Cabrera et al., 1 videocassette (116 min.), S.l., 1985.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dolores Del Rio, Esther Fernandez, Carlos Navarro, Julio Villareal.
    Abstract: In this drama, set in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the late 19th century, a matriarch causes the death of a once-beloved nephew and alienates her only daughter through her dogmatism and backward opposition to progressivism and industrial development.

  137. Donde estás corazón?, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Quintana, Lola Beltran, Amalia Mendoza.
    Abstract: Now in her old age in a home for the elderly, the once famous Rosa recalls her days in a popular female trio, and how she fell in love with a composer named Raúl. Courted by an army general, Rosa was forced to miss her first date with Raúl, and their friendship was plagued thereafter by the general and his sidekicks. They do, however, manage to stay together, and the trio's popularity grows, until things begin to fall apart for its members.

  138. Donde nacen, los pobres, Agustín P Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Abel Salazer, Gloria Lozano, Amanda del Llano.
    Abstract: Jesus is a plumber and metalworker in the poor section of the city; Blanca is the rich and slightly spiteful daughter of a wealthy woman. When Jesus visits Blanca's home to fix some plumbing, Blanca enters the room with a man who won't stop fondling her. Jesus steps in on her behalf, impressing her deeply. The next day she visits his shop and they agree to see each other, to the dismay of Carmelita, a blind woman in love with Jesus. As Jesus and Blanca grow closer, Jesus gradually loses touch with his more humble peers.

  139. Dos almas en el mundo, Emilia Guiu et al., 1 videocassette (68 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Emilia Guiu, Fernando Fernandez, Esperanza Issa.
    Abstract: A child looses his mother and is left homeless. He must fend for himself to survive and, with other homeless children, he lives in abandoned trains until he is caught. He is put into an orphanage until he is grown. When he leaves, he has trouble finding work and becomes involved with several women.

  140. Dos cadetes, René Cardona et al., 1 videocassette (66 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Julian Soler, Sala Garcia, Maria Fernanda Ibanez.
    Abstract: Tía Dolores rules her brother, Federico, with an iron fist. He had been spending money and womanizing in Paris until his sister stopped sending him money. A strict religious woman, Tía Dolores wants her nephew, Carlos, to go to seminary; her brother remembers that when the boy was young, he wanted to join the military, so when he ostensibly takes the boy off to seminary, he actually takes him to the Colegio Military without Tía Dolores knowing.

  141. Dos caras tiene el destino, Agustín P Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miroslava, Eduardo Noriega, Carlos L. Moctezuma.
    Abstract: After escaping a tropical work camp and stowing away on a boat, a man is immediately witness to a murder on the beach. Upon inspecting the victim, the man realizes that they look identical. After taking the man's car and clothes, he returns to the man's home and finds that the dead man, Pedro de Vega, was rather rich and had a beautiful wife and daughter to whom he was rather callous. Determined to redeem "himself", he becomes a more caring Pedro, to the surprise of his wife and the household servants. He soon also learns that the dead man was a drug trafficker with a mistress, both of which he determines to change without getting killed again.

  142. Dos corazones y un tango, Andres Falgas et al., 1 videocassette (73 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Andrés Falgás, Carmen Conde, Andres Soler.
    Abstract: Andres is a talented tango singer from Argentino who wins a singing contest and begins to tour Latin America, performing his act. In Mexico, he meets a young and her family in a club, but when he refuses to accept money from her father, she is upset and refuses to speak with him. He is finally able to hold her attention by unexpectedly jumping into her car with her in place of the man she was with; the two begin to grow closer.

  143. Dos monjes, Juan Bustillo Oro et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Magda Haller, Victor Urruchua, Carlos Villatoro.
    Abstract: A monk is delirious and apparantly possessed by Satan. A new monk is asked to perform an exorcism. The possessed monk then begins to tell an older monk that he and the new monk were once best friends until his friend committed a terrible crime.

  144. Dos pasiones, Fernando A Palacios et al., 1 videocassette (92 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ricardo Montalban, Abel Salazar, Susana Cora.
    Abstract: Ricardo and Christobal are friends and naval cadets together, sharing responsibility and rising together through the ranks. Both gain the respect and confidence of their superiors while in the academy, though each is at times more reliable than the other. When a war situation arises and they are to report to a departing ship, Christobal is late, and Ricardo finally finds him drunk in a hotel with a woman. Both are blamed for a gross violation of regulations and are dismissed from the navy dishonorably. Together, they try to start over as civilians.

  145. Dos pesos dejada, Joaquin Pardave et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquin Pardave, Sara Garcia, Abel Salazar.
    Abstract: Don Gabino (also known as Don Gabi) is released from jail early, but he doesn't want to go. He tries futilely to convince the warden to keep him because in jail he has food and shelter. A young friend named Fermin waits for him outside and feeds him while listening to Don Gabino complains about the hard life out of jail.

  146. Dos tenorios de barrio, Carlos Véjar et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: A. Soto La Marina "Chicote", Agustín Isunza, Delia Magaña.

  147. Dulce María Sauri el poder de lo suave, Dulce María Sauri, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (55 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Dulce María Sauri ; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician Dulce María Sauri who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  148. La edad peligrosa, Mauricio de la Serna et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Elena Marqués, AndreaPalma, Carlos Navarro.
    Abstract: A greedy businessman, upon finding that he owns the building that houses a group of nuns, lays claim to it and everything in it. During the frenzied confiscation, one of the young women is hurt. She and her sister, María, and her mother go to live with a family while trying to earn enough money to carry on. In order to pay for her sister's medical bills, María sings in a theater. While her fame and repute grow, she becomes increasingly disgusted with the world of greed and debauchery in which she operates.

  149. Educando a papa, Fernando Soler et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Evangelina Elizondo, Beatriz Aguirre.
    Abstract: A man named Ramiro returns to Spain from Mexico after a long absence. Ramiro's sister and two children are happy to see him, but his brother-in-law doesn't want him around, saying that Ramiro's father sent him to Mexico because he was always a good-for-nothing. Ramiro confides to his niece that the real reason was that his parents did everything they could to separate him from his true love, Soledad.

  150. El amor de los amores, Antonio Mediz Bolio et al., 1 videocassette (117 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miguel Arenas, Milisa Sierra, Juan José Martínez Casado.
    Abstract: A vagrant forest wanderer named Felipe enters a small settlement one day and discovers that a woman there is the sister he hasn't seen since childhood. He decides to stay, and is taken in as a protégé to a blind community leader named Don Fernando, who changes Felipe's decorum and refines his manners. Despite the improvement Felipe retains ill-repute among the community because of his vague past, and Don Fernando's daughter Juana is no exception. Felipe remains extremely polite to her, though, and one day defends her in the forest from some violent men. She gradually loses her skepticism and falls in love.

  151. El amor las vuelve locas, Mapy Cortés et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Mapy Cortés, Rafael Baledón.
    Abstract: The narrator, an elderly Cupid, causes the daughters of a rich opera singer to repeatedly and inexplicably fall in love with their chauffer, despite a makrked lack of interest on his part. When under Cupid's spell, they can't avoid acting rather strangely.

  152. El Angel exterminador The Exterminating angel, Gustavo Alatriste et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Chico, Calif, 198.
    Notes: Performer Note: Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Jacqueline Andere, Jose Baviera
    Added Title: Exterminating angel.
    Abstract: Guests at an elegant dinner party find themselves unable to leave the room for several days; they begin to starve and die. Finally the spell is lifted and they go to church to give thanks but find they cannot leave the church!

  153. El apando, Felipe Cazals et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), México D.F, 1997.
    Notes: Performer Note: Salvador Sánchez, José Carlos Ruíz, Manuel Ojeda.
    Abstract: Three drug-addicts, Albino, Polonio and El Carajo, are imprisoned in "el Apando," a restricted cell within the capital city's jail. El Carajo routinely cuts his veins to inject the drugs that Polonio sells to him. The other two feel only revulsion for El Carajo, there is a struggle, and he is beaten. La Chata and Mercedes, girlfriends of Polonio and Albino, are the ones who usually deliver the drugs to the jail. But, because of the close examinations they are subjected to by the jailers, they decide that next time, El Carajo's mother should be the messenger. The day of the next scheduled visit arrives, and they plan a huge disturbance that will allow the men in "el Apando" to get out.

  154. El baul macabro, Miguel Zacariás et al., 1 videocassette (81 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Pereda, Rene Cardona, Manuel Noriega.
    Abstract: A mysterious man clad in black sneaks into a hospital, knocks out a nurse, and kidnaps an unconscious patient. He takes her to his house, and, with the help of his deranged assistant, prepares to operate on her. She dies before they begin, so the man must return for another patient. Detectives have already begun their investigation at the hospital, with little success. The man in black is unsuccessful, and visits his sick wife--whose illness is the reason for his diabolical experiments. They recall how they met and became involved with one another.

  155. El billetero, Raphael J Sevilla et al., 1 videocassette (148 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Esther Fernandez, Rodolfo Acosta.
    Abstract: A boy and his stepmother search for his long-lost father. The father vanished in pursuit of the traitorous friend who set fire to their house on their wedding night.

  156. El brazo fuerte, Giovanni Korporaal et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Mexico, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Leandro Morett, Hermelinda Guerrero, Jorge González.
    Abstract: The unscrupulous ascent of a road worker to town leader.

  157. El bronco reynosa, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (73 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio Badú, Mauricio Garces, Silvia Fournier.
    Abstract: When "Bronco" (the star of Western films in which he plays tough, manly characters) visits the rural town where his brother lives, the people of the town expect him to be as tough as the characters he plays. The local gang of outlaws sees him as a threat to their hold on the community, and resolve to force him to leave. Despite his image-conscious and urban manners, he is able to avoid the local "tough guys" and maintain the image that the people hold, with the help of a plan that his brother devises.

  158. El buen mozo, Mario Gonzales et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Armando Calvo, Glória Marin.
    Abstract: A debonaire but poor man deceives and uses a rich woman in order to gain money and influence in 19th-century Paris.

  159. El bulto, Gabriel Retes et al., 1 videocassette (114 min.), Mexico,D.F, 1993.
    Notes: Performer Note: Hector Bonilla, Jose Alonso, Lourdes Elizarraras, Juan Claudio Retes, Lucila Balzaretti, Gabriela Retes.
    Abstract: A young photographer, covering an uprising in 1971 is himself injured and left in a coma from which he doesn't recover for twenty years. When at last he wakes up, he opens his eyes on a completely different world--computers, new diseases, the disappearance of communism, his wife's new husband, his adult children. Little by little he ajusts.

  160. El callejon de los milagros, Jorge Fons et al., 2 videocassettes (160 min.), Mexico, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir, Margarita Sanz.
    Abstract: The story, which takes place in a typical barrio of the Centro Historico in Mexico City, is divided into four parts: the first three tell the same story from the points of view of the three main protagonists: Rutilio, the stereotypical macho owner of a cantina, who surprises everyone when he changes his customary habits; Alma, the ambitious beauty of the barrio, who is in love with Abel the barber (who leaves for the United States to make his fortune); and Susan, la spinster landlady in the neighborhood, whose only dream is to get married. The fourth part gathers together the three stories two years later.

  161. El cambio, Alfredo Joskowicz et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Mexico, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Héctor Bonilla, Sergio Jiménez, Ofelia Medina, Sofia Joskowicz, Héctor Andremar.
    Abstract: Two young middle class professionals, a photographer and a painter, fed up with their work and the daily grind, move to the coast where they set up a cabaña and reunite with their girl friends. However, even here they are unable to escape injustice, oppression and industrial pollution. A portrait of the Post '68 generation and its idealism and disenchantment.

  162. El Campeon ciclista, Fernando Cortés et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Mexico City, 1994.
    Notes: Performer Note: German Valdés "Tin Tan", Marcelo Chávez, Sonia Furió.
    Abstract: "To want is to be able" - so goes an old saying. "Tin Tan" shows it to be true in this role as a brilliant inventor and champion cyclist.

  163. El caso de una adolescente, Carlos López Moctezuma et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos Lopez Moctezuma, Martha Mijares, Lucy Gallardo, Andrea Palma.
    Abstract: Inexperience, excessive liberties and the lack of warmth in a family turn the happiness and well-being of an a young woman into a torrent of tears.

  164. El Castillo de la pureza, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (109 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Diana Bracho, Arturo Beristain.
    Abstract: Gabriel has kept his wife and three children in seclusion for 18 years. He believes he needs to protect them against the corruption of the outside world, but in his paranoia, he cannot see the prison he has created.

  165. El cementario de las Aguilas, Luis Lezama et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Margarita Mora, José Macip.
    Abstract: In 1847, Miguel is a young man admired by his peers and sought after by women. His friend Agustín, a soldier, is in love with Mercedes. Mercedes' sister, Ana Maria, is in love with Miguel. The four spend time together before the pressures of war break them up. The girls' father refuses to allow Mercedes to marry Agustín, and instead favors the more devious Raphael. Miguel decides to join the military and must also leave. For the young women left at home with the men they do not love, times become difficult.

  166. El charro y la dama, Pedro Armendáriz et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Rosita Quintana, Fernando "Mantequilla" Soto.
    Abstract: Patricia, a young woman from the city, is engaged to be married to a man she doesn't love, so she stubbornly causes trouble for her father. He decides to take her to a small country town and introduces her to some of his friends. While at first she reacts conceited and snobbish about the country life, she is forced to adapt when she ends up with a cowboy named Pedro for an entire night.

  167. El ciclon del Caribe, Maria Antonieta Pons et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: María Antonieta Pons, Carlos Cores, Prudencia Grifell.
    Abstract: José Luis, a ship captain in the Caribbean, is engaged to marry María Elena. Unfortunately, he is caught unknowingly transporting illegal cargo for a group of Mexican mobsters. Before he can identify the criminals to the police, they kidnap him and he is assumed dead. María Elena escapes the grasps of chief mobster; without financial support, María Elena looks for work as a Caribbean dancer.

  168. El Cobarde, René Cardona et al., 1 videocassette (67 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julian Soler, Adria Delhort, Josefina Escobedo, Antonio R. Frausto.
    Abstract: Captain Anzurez, who comes from a distinguished military family, is killed in a decisive battle against the enemy while his pregnant wife, Doña Amalia, is at home. The family doctor warns the messenger not to tell the bad news to Doña Amalia because of her state, but she overhears. The servants wait anxiously to see if child will be born "asutade" (scared). She gives birth to a son, Alberto, who appears to be a coward as he grows up; his mother, however, is determined to make him the military man his father would have wanted.

  169. El compadre Mendoza, Fernando de Fuentes et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Chicago, Ill, 1993.
    Notes: Performer Note: Alfredo de Diestro, Carmen Guerrero, Antonio R. Frausto.
    Abstract: Don Rosalio Mendoza is the patrón of a Hacienda near Mexico City during the time of Zapata. He is an opportunist who plays both sides, depending on who comes to visit his hacienda. His brothers are Mexico City financiers who play the same game, financing both sides. All seems to be going well; Don Rosalio offers to marry the daughter of one of his brothers' debtors in exchange for forgiving the debt, but both sides begin to doubt his loyalties.

  170. El conde de Montecristo, León Klimovsky et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Argentina, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Mistral, Elina Colomer, Nelly Meden.
    Abstract: Edmond Dantes is imprisoned in the Chateau d'If without trial, for carrying a message from Napoleon in exile on Elba. After being told that he died in prison, his fiancée Mercedes is forced to marry his rival De Villefort. Twenty years later, Dantes escapes with the help of the Abbe Faria, who leaves him the treasure of Monte Cristo. Dantes, now called the Count of Monte Cristo, plans his revenge on the three who framed him.

  171. El corazón y la espada, Carlos Véjar et al., 1 videocassette (81 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Katy Jurado, César Romero, Rebeca Iturbide.
    Abstract: Set in medieval times, two Spanish men sneak past guards and through tunnels into a Moorish castle, in search of legendary jewels hidden there. Immediately inside, they encounter a priest and a woman - dressed like a man - who is skilled in sword-fighting. After a brief confrontation, the four decide their interests coincide and join forces in their quest. The priest is close to the Moorish princess who lives in the castle, and he uses his status to help them locate a secret passageway in her bedroom. But while the Spaniards are sneaking through her quarters, she awakens; they are captured, but not before the princess finds herself sympathizing with the intruders.

  172. El Cristo de mi cabecera, Roberto Cañeda et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Roberto Cañeda, Lilia del Valle, Evita Muñoz.
    Abstract: Jacinto is a peasant during the time of the French occupation who prays to the god by his bedside that a woman named Linda will love him. She has come to the country just to see him; he refuses to come to town--not because he doesn't love her, but because the townspeople dislike him. She tells him that he must come to town during the patron saint's festival or she won't let him see her again.

  173. El cristo negro, Carlos Véjar et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosa Carmina, Raúl Martinez, José Baviera.
    Abstract: Enriqueta lives in a small village and is pursued by several men there, but she is most interested in Arturo, a man who visits sometimes but lives in the city and works for a powerful politician there. Unbeknownst to Enriqueta, Arturo uses his boss' daughter to gain influence with him. When the politician has health problems, he retreats to the village where Enriqueta lives and the two women meet. As Enriqueta is engaged against her will to another man, Arturo decides that they should both leave together. Enriqueta agrees, and soon learns that Arturo isn't quite as noble as she'd hoped.

  174. El derecho de nacer, Tito Davison et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 93 min.), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Aurora Bautista, Julio Aleman, Maricruz Olivier.
    Abstract: A young woman in Cuba in the early part of the 20th century gives birth to an illegitimate son. The child is taken away to be raised by the family's maid. Years later, he has grown into a handsome young man and she has become a nun, having been shunned by her family. When her father is on his deathbed, she comes to to him in an attempt to reconcile.

  175. El derecho y el deber, Consuelo Moreno et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Consuelo Moreno, Juan José Martinez Casado, Leopoldo "Chato" Ortin.
    Abstract: An army colonel, thought to be dead, returns to his hacienda after five years of absence. Before seeing his wife or son, he speaks with the his manager, Poncho, who tells him the hacienda has been taken over by a group of men. With Poncho's help, he attempts to reclaim his hacienda and his family.

  176. El dirigible un film uruguayo, Pablo Dotta et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Montevideo, Urugay, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Laura Schneider, Marcelo Buquet, Eduardo Miglionico, Gonazlo Cardozo, Ricardo Espalter.
    Abstract: At the turn of the century, Baltasar Brum, ex-president of Uruguay, commited suicide in front of numerous photographers. Yet nowhere are the pictures which had captured the exact moment of his death. A young women, who claims be French, met with the famous Uruguay writer, Juan Carlos Onetti. She confirms that the interview had taken place in Montevideo, with the writer ingognito, immediately following many years of voluntary exile. Yet photos from this meeting have likewise disappeared. What is the meaning of the pictures in a place without memory?

  177. El efecto tequila the tequila effect, El efecto tequila the tequila effect, 1 videocassette, Mexico City.

  178. El embajador, Tito Davision et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Argentina, 1919.

  179. El entorno urbano en la ciudad de México, Berta E Tello Peón et al., 1 videocassette (23 min.), México, D.F, 1994.
    Abstract: Describing the transformation of urban furnishings into modern and functional surroundings in Mexico City and its relation to the past.

  180. El fantasma se enamora, Gloria Marín et al., 1 videocassette (79 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gloria Marín, Abel Salazar, Ramón Gay.
    Abstract: Laura, a woman whose parents died when she was young, and her two aunts rent a country home from a family with a son her age named Armando who is abroad. The family stipulates that Armando's room in the home shouldn't be used, but Laura enters it and looks around anyway, learning about Armando through his books. When news of Armando's death in Brazil reaches his family, and his ghost, unseen and unheard by the tenants, appears in the house, Laura begins to feel a special bond with Armando, even though they cannot communicate.

  181. El farol en la ventana, Mary Esquivel et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Mary Esquivel, Nestor de Barbosa, Fedora Capdevila.
    Abstract: Marena, a young woman who mends fishing nets, lives with her blind mother in a small village by the ocean. The mother lives in continual hope that her husband and son, drowned years before, will one day return. When a young ship captain stops at the house to ask directions, Marena's mother mistakes him for her lost son, embracing him in happiness. Rather than disappoint her, Marena and the captain continue the charade, but begin to take interest in each other.

  182. El gallo colorado, Rosita Arenas et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Arenas, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Hugo Avendaño.
    Abstract: At a cockfight, a man named Teofilo is cheated in a fight. He tries to enter his best rooster in the next fight, but a friend, Pancho, convinces him not to fight the bird until it is fully trained. Teofilo owes a lot a money and tells his creditors that he will pay as soon as he has some cash. While Pancho and Teofilo are drinking, Teofilo's daughter warns him that their patrón, Roberto, is due to arrive in town the next day.

  183. El gato, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (73 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquin Cordero, Andres Soler, Angel Infante.

  184. El gendarme de la esquina, Ruben Rojo et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquin Pardave, Ruben Rojo, Miguel Angel Ferriz, Emma Roldán.

  185. El Gran calavera, Luis Buñuel and Epoca Video Ediciones (Firm), 1 videocassette (90 min), Buenos Aires Argentina, 199-.
    Notes: Event Note: Videocassette release of the 1949 motion picture
    Added Title: The Great madcap.
    Abstract: Satirical film exploring the themes of transexual humor, sexuality in advertising, the working class' comical exploitation of the ruling classes, and the link between Christian evangelism and hard-sell advertising.

  186. El grito de carne, Fernando Soler et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Charito Granados, Gustavo Rojo.
    Abstract: Guillermo de la Mora, an old actor, is retiring from the stage. He tells the audience on his last performance that he loved theater more than anything and laments he gave up everything for the stage; no woman loved him for who he really is, only for the roles he played, and now he is a lonely old man. Guillermo, however, has had a long affair with Beatriz, an actress, who loves him but is now moving to Spain because he would never marry her.

  187. El Grito ojos de perro, Alberto Durant et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), United States, Fresno, CA, 1987.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Guerra, Jose Maria Salcedo, Maria Antonieta Perez
    Added Title: Weep for freedom
    Added Title: Ojos de perro.
    Abstract: Coerced into rebellion against the tyrannical regime of a ruthless landowner, the laborers of a sugar plantation form the first union in the country. The whole town faces the brutal repression of the ruling power headed by a young lawyer, who sacrifices his lover, his life, and that of those who surround him in his struggle for justice.

  188. El hacha diabolica, Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Santo, Lorena Velazquez, Fernando Oses.
    Abstract: A successful wrestler is engaged in an important match when a mysterious man with an ax appears in the middle of the ring and assaults him, then disappears as inexplicably as he came. The spirit apparently seeks vengeance for a crime committed against him in a former life. The wrestler becomes frightened when the spirit reappears and tries to kill him. He consults a scientist who uses an apparatus to send the wrestler's spirit back in time, to 1603, in an attempt to rectify the original tragedy.

  189. El hijo de Cruz Diablo, Vicente Oroná Brillas et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tomás Perrín, Lupita Ballardo, Antonio Bravo.
    Abstract: After the death of his father in 1642, the son of the infamous "Cruz Diablo" sets about to redeem his name and reclaim property taken unjustly by the Spanish monarch. He and two compadres combat the king's bumbling police force with the help of the returned spirit of Cruz Diablo. Meanwhile, Cruz Diablo's son and the king's daughter fall in love.

  190. El hombre de la furia, Javier Solís et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Javier Solis, Dacia Gonzalez, Fernando "Mantequilla" Soto.
    Abstract: When young Alberto's parents and friends are killed by a tyrannical patrón named Ramón del Conde, he narrowly escapes and is taken in by three men who teach him to read and write, play guitar, and shoot a gun. Years later, when two of the men have been forced into servitude by Ramón del Conde, Alberto and his last surrogate father hear of a reception for the patron and decide to meet the other two to challenge Ramón del Conde's stranglehold on the farmers and workers in the area.

  191. El hombre propone-- 3 cuentos escritos por Jacha, Juan Alfonso Chavira et al., 1 videocassette (125 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Roberto Cañedo, Isabela Corona, Columba Domingez
    Contents: Venganza!! -- La Amenaza -- Carnaval
    Added Title: Verganza!!
    Added Title: Ameraza
    Added Title: Carnaval.
    Abstract: Three different stories of men reveal each one as the protagonist caught in a unique situation. In the first one, a gentleman in the symphony has a joke played on him where he is told that he will be the new conductor. He then plays as even better joke back as revenge. In the second part, a man is framed for robbing a jewelry store but manages to escape without being caught. In the final part, as a man hides, he borrows the outfit of a priest and is soon begged to watch over a sick man by a desperate wife that he encounters on the street.

  192. El Hotel de los chiflados, Antonio Helú et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos Orellana, Rafael Falcón, Anita Campillo.
    Abstract: Several men with the same name, Juan Perez, check into a hotel--all at different times. This causes confusion when a woman whose husband is also named Juan Perez checks into a hotel room. More Juan Perezes check in, driving the clerk crazy.

  193. El imperio de la fortuna The realm of fortune, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (131 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Blanca Guerra, Alejandro Parodi, Zaïde Silvia Gutíerrez.
    Abstract: A very poor, crippled man lives in a small town in Mexico with his mother. He works as a town crier and is very interested in the cock fights. One day a man gives him a losing cock for the soup pot, but he instead takes care of the animal and it becomes a winning fighter. He begins to win some money. "La Caponera", a very good looking singer, once avoided him but now she uses her coquetry to win his attention. They marry, but she misses the glamor of show business life and becomes unhappy.

  194. El impostor, Emilio Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Silvia Derbez, Amanda del Llano.

  195. El indio, Armando Vargas de la Maza et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Consuelo Frank, Pedro Armendáriz, Eduardo Vivas.
    Abstract: Antonio, the father of María, has arranged her marriage to Julian, but Maria loves Felipe. They all work for an overbearing boss who not only makes the Indians overwork, but also at times pay unfair taxes. One day a man visits the village asking to see some medicinal herbs in the mountains, and Julian is ordered to guide this man and the boss. The trip ends up being a fight for Julian's life; although he survives, upon return to the village he must still battle for the love of María.

  196. El jinete fantasma, Jorge Mondragon et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esther Luquin, Gilberto Gonzalez, Jorge Mondragon.
    Abstract: An infamous band of thieves continues to succeed in robbing private caravans and government carriages as they pass through the countryside, puzzling the authorities. Soon , though, a mysterious masked man begins to upstage the gang of thieves by robbing the cargoes before the thieves can, and then returning the stolen money after the robbers find the travelers empty-handed. Soon, both the government and the band of highwaymen are trying to discover the identity of the "Jinete Fantasma.".

  197. El juego de la guitarra, José María Fernández Unsain et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jacqualine Andere, Milton Rodriguez, Feliz González.
    Abstract: Maria is a grown woman with the mental development of a young girl. She is found in her home, her mother dead at the foot of the steps. A psychologist named Juan spends a day with her during which she recalls to him her life with a frustrated mother who tried to keep her inside at all times. She also tells of three men who lured her outside the house at night with guitar music, only to take advantage of her while restraining her mother. Now pregnant, Juan takes her to an institution, where she is frightened by the other patients and escapes, finding her way back to Juan's apartment.

  198. El jugador el rey de espadas, Vicente Orona Brillas et al., 1 videocassette (68 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Carmelita Gonzalez, Aurora Segura.
    Abstract: Alberto escaped from jail with the help of a former inmate named Rosalio who now gives him a new identity as Manuel Romero. Alberto's case is about to be reviewed but he took the chance of escaping anyway because he must seek his revenge against a man who betrayed him. Alberto tells Rosalio the story of his life and how he was a crack gambler who never lost at dice.

  199. El látigo, José Bohr et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Bohr, Domingo Soler, Julian Soler, Elena D'Orgaz.
    Abstract: In a small Mexican town, there is a bandit called El Látigo, whose real name is Rafael. His father is the head of the police and abandoned his mother when she was pregnant. Rafael is taken care of by his uncle Antonio, and throughout his life shares his experiences with his friend Andrés. When Rafael falls in love with Carmenita, he knows that, in order to marry her, he must break up and abandon the group of "El Látigo" so that he can set everything straight with his father. This proves to be difficult, as there is a reward for his capture.

  200. El lugar sin limites, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (112 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lucha Villa, Carmen Salinas, Ana Martin, Julian Pastor, Don Fernando Soler.
    Abstract: The "Japanese Girl" and her father, a homosexual nicknamed "Manuela" run a house of prostitution in a small Mexican town. They are both very attracted to Pancho, the prototypical machismo man. Their passions set them on a course for a brutal conclusion.

  201. El milagro del Cristo, Francisco Elias et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Ma. [María] Luisa Zea; Aurora Walker.
    Abstract: A celebrity sculptor named Miguel and his girlfriend are in a car accident in the countryside. She walks away unhurt; he is seriously injured. Leonora, a woman who lives nearby, and her father talk Miguel into staying with them until he is somewhat recuperated, although he has lost his sight. During his stay, letters arrive from his girlfriend saying that she is engaged to someone else, but Leonora pretends that they are love letters, making up flowery language to make him feel better. What he doesn't realize is that she really is in love with him, and he doesn't understand this until he has already left the house.

  202. El monje blanco, Jesús Bracho et al., 1 videocassette (112 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Felix, Ernesto Alonso, Maria Douglas.

  203. El mundo loco de los jóvenes, José María Fernández Unsain et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: César Costa, Julissa de Llano, Julián Pastor.
    Abstract: A psychedelic comedy about four young men and their quest for a beautiful and unreachable woman. Four friends from the same neighborhood are smitten by a voluptuous woman, new in the area. They all attempt to attract her attention in their own way, and each is rejected. The four friends enlist the reluctant help of another companion from their neighborhood, now a wildly popular rock star living in a completely automated mansion. When his initial efforts of seduction get only resistance from her, his desire mushrooms, and he is soon devoting all his time to winning her affection.

  204. El museo del crimen, David Bamberg et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David T. "Fu Manchu" Bamberg, Pituka de Foronda, Ricardo Mondragon.
    Abstract: A wealthy woman and her nurse fall sick after eating from a box of chocolates given anonymously to the woman as a Christmas gift. Suspicion falls on her children and several hospital personnel when Fu Manchu begins to investigate the case.

  205. El niño perdido, Germán Valdés et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 93 min.), México, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Germán Valdéz [sic] (Tin Tan), Marcelo Chávez, Emilia Guiu, Miguel Arenas.
    Abstract: Tin Tan presenta una comedia urbana en esta farsa un hombre de 25 años que ha sido aislado de la sociedad por dos tías codiciosas que planean robarle la herencia de un abuelo que nunca lo ha conocido. Tin Tan presents an urbane comedy in this farce about a 25 year old man who has isolated been from society by two scheming old women who plan to steal his inheritance from his grandfather whom he never met.

  206. El Nino y la niebla, Roberto Gavaldón, Latin Nostalgia (Firm), and Movie-Mex International, 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.

  207. El organillero, Antonio Espino et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio Espino "Clavillazo," Veronica Loyo, Armando Arriola.
    Abstract: Rebecca, a beautiful singer, goes out with the producer of her shows, but she is actually in love with another man in the show and tells him so. While Rebecca, the producer, her sweetheart and another cast member are at the show, a young woman, Rosia, comes to the table to collect money for the organist, Clavillaso. Rebecca complains and Rosia is thrown out. Clavillaso and Rosia are in love with each other, though Clavillaso won't tell her. He takes in a old man who turns out to be a music teacher; the teacher claims he can make Rosia a great singer.

  208. El palacio negro, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocasssette (105 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Narrators, Margarita Suzan, Miguel Necoechea, Arturo Ripstein.
    Abstract: Director Arturo Ripstein takes the camera inside Mexico City's Lecumberri Prison, a prison built on Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon model. He chronicles the life of the prisoners, from induction to release.

  209. El Patrullero Highway patrolman, Alex Cox et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 104 min.), United States, 1997.
    Notes: Performer Note: Roberto Sosa, Bruno Bichir, Vanessa Bauche, Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, Pedro Armendariz, Jr., Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Jorge Russek, Karl Baraun.
    Abstract: A top graduate of Mexico's National Highway Patrol Academy, Pedro Rojas, is sent to patrol a desolate highway. He soon succumbs to bribe-taking and corruption, and his life spins dangerously out of control. When his fellow patrolman and friend Anibal is killed by drug smugglers, Pedro becomes hell-bent on revenge.

  210. El pecado de quererte, Gloria Marín et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gloria Marín, Luis Aldas, José María Linares Rivas.
    Abstract: A convict escapes prison and hides in the home of Graciela while her husband Armando is away. The convict reveals himself, seduces her, and disappears before Armando returns the next day. When the police search the house the next day and Graciela acts strangely around Armando, he convinces a friend to watch her actions while he tries to win back her affections. However, when the convict appears in Armando's office to discuss business and Armando invites him to dinner, tensions increase greatly.

  211. El pecado de ser pobre, José Luis Calderón et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Armengod, Guillermina Grin, Tito Junco, Virginia Serret.
    Abstract: Un ex-presidio trata de reconstruir su vida cantando en un club nocturno para mantener a su hija pero es incriminado por un crimen que no ha cometido por un malvado que pretende a la mujer que ama. An ex-con tries to rehabilitate his life singing at a nightclub to support his daughter, but he is framed by a mobster who wants the woman he loves.

  212. El plagiario!, Zacarias Gomez Urquiza et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tito Guizar, Carmen Montejo, Arturo Martinez.
    Abstract: A man called "El Ranchero" is working in league with an organized criminal, and both are attracted to a woman named Maria. One evening, El Ranchero's accomplice kidnaps Maria, takes her to his home, and rapes her. Nine months later, about to give birth, she becomes terribly ill. El Ranchero arrives to late with Maria's deaf servant, Conchita, and although the baby lives, Maria dies. El Ranchero takes the baby and Conchita into his care and raises the girl as if she were his hown, By her 20th birthday, however, he still has not allowed her to leave home and treats her rather protectively, fearing she will be exposed to the same evils that ruined her mother's life.

  213. El precio de la gloria, Jaime Salvador et al., 1 videocassette (107 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Alfonso Ramirez Calesero, Alicia Ravel, Isabela Corona.
    Abstract: A pair of boys, Alberto and José Luis, are being taught the art of bullfighting. Their mother doesn't want them to be bullfighters, but their grandfather is pushing them to follow the path because he was once a bullfighter. She is afraid they will suffer the same fate as their father who was badly injured and no longer remembered by anyone. They tell her bullfighting is the only way they will be rich and famous enough that she won't have to work so hard to support her family anymore.

  214. El primo Basílio, Carlos de Naraja et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Pereda, Andrea Palma, Joaquín Busquets.

  215. El pueblo mexicano que camina, Juan Francisco Urrusti, Instituto Nacional Indigenista (Mexico), and Archivo Filmográfico Audiovisual, 1 videocassette (96 min.), México, D.F, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Benétez, Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, Miguel León Portilla, Alfredo López Austin.
    Abstract: The film explores the cult of Our Lady of Guadalupe or Tonantzin, in the Aztec language. Following the pilgrims, aboriginals, mestizos, criollos and all the others, it traces the historical itinerary--cultural and politicical--of the Mexican people. Through interviews with the worshippers and also with historians, priests, anthropologists and psychologists, the fabric of the religious syncretism in Mexican culture is analyzed, exploring the relationship between collective unconscious and the history of the country.

  216. El rapido de las 9:15, Alejandro Galindo et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Virginia Fabregas, Miguel Inclan, Alfredo del Diestro.
    Abstract: The lives of a number of people--newlyweds, businessmen and others--intersect when they board the 9:15 express train along with a group of criminals who are fleeing on the same train.

  217. El rayo de Sinaloa Heraclio Bernal, Julián S González et al., 1 videocassette (66 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio R. Fausto, Amparo Arozamena, Raúl de Anda.
    Abstract: The curious biography of Heraclio Bernal, generous bandit.

  218. El rebelde, Jaime Salvador et al., 1 videocassette (114 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Maria Elena Marques, Julio Villarreal.
    Abstract: It is the late 19th century after the overthrow of Emperor Maximilian. Don Pablo throws parties (tertulias) and plays practical jokes on his guest, who don't always appreciate them. Don Antonio is one who doesn't find them amusing and in retaliation, says that the saddle that Don Pablo claims belonged to Herman Cortes is not authentic. Don Pablo attacks Don Antonio, who merely says he should watch himself. Later, Don Pablo goes to make peace with Don Antonio, but someone shoots at him and a feud ensues.

  219. El rencor de la tierra, Rita Macedo et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rita Macedo, Isabela Corona, Carlos L. Moctezuma.
    Abstract: Class tensions are inflamed in a dispute over rights to the water supply between a rich landowner and a poor farming community. When the patrón's workers desert him, his pampered daughter attempts to cultivate the land herself, with little success. She refuses to accept the help of a man from the farming community who takes and interest in her, making the situation more tense.

  220. El rey del barrio, Felipe Meir et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), Madera, Calif, 1984.
    Notes: Performer Note: Germán Valdez, Silvia Pinal, Tongolele.
    Abstract: A poor railroad employee doubles as a modern Robin Hood on the street.

  221. El Santo Oficio Holy Office, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (131 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Luke, Diana Bracho, Claudio Brook, Ana Merida.
    Abstract: It is the late 16th century in Mexico and a time of plague. The Holy Office is rooting out heresy and particularly Jews, for the Jews are believed to be responsible for the plague. Friar Gaspár de Carvajal, a monk raised in a monestary since the age of 10, observes his family practicing Jewish burial rites at his father's funeral. He reports his family to the Inquisition and they are arrested. One brother escapes to Spain, but the rest are imprisoned until they recant. The other brother, Luis, recants because he has a vision that he should call himself José Lubroso and that he will father the Messiah. Although the family is free, suspicion is upon them and Luis's actions threaten to bring the Holy Office wrath.

  222. El secreto de la monja, Lupita Gallardo et al., 1 videocassette (81 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lupita Gallardo, José Crespo, René Cardona.
    Abstract: A swashbuckling adventure set in 17th century Mexico.

  223. El Seminarista, Roberto Rodriguez et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 95 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Infante, Silvia Derbez, Fernándo Soto (Mantequilla), Katy Jurado, Arturo Soto Rangel.
    Abstract: Miguel (Infante) returns to his village from seminary school accompanied by Toño (Mantequilla), his worshipful friend from the seminary. He visits his womanizing and pandering uncle Pancho (Soto Rangel) who tells Miguel that he's not quite a man and gets Toño involved in his carousing. Miguel teaches in a girls' school. Many complications arise with jealous lovers, loose women, and various temptations.

  224. El señor gobernador, Ernesto Cortazar et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aguilar, Rita Maceo, Mauricio Garces.
    Abstract: Fortunato Pastrana, a state governor, tells his constituents he is just like them: he was once a poor man who fell in love with a hacienda patron's daughter, but to no avail. Now that he is governor, he is redistributing land to the poor and providing water, food and schools. His policies have earned him many enemies, including the Don Hermosillo, the hacienda owner, who sends his daughter to warn Pastrana to change his policies.

  225. El Signo de la muerte, Felipe Mier et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Cantinflas, Manuel Medel, Elena D'Orgaz, Carlos Orellana, Thomas Perrin, Jr.
    Abstract: A series of adventures in which Cantinflas finds himself unexpectedly immersed in a criminal ring which brutally murders innocent young ladies.

  226. El sol sale para todos, Víctor Urruchúa et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fermín Rivera, Gloria Márin, Alicia Neira, Katy Jurado.
    Abstract: Juan Mendoza, in his first bullfight, is gored by the bull and severely injured. Amparo visits him and recalls how they met in a cabaret. She recalls how they began meeting regularly, though she was a prostitute and he had little money. After Amparo convinced Juan to lend her some money, she told him she wished not to see him any more and they separated. Juan decided to try his hand at bullfighting in an attempt to earn a more substantial living, thus leading to his injury.

  227. El superflaco, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Evangelina Elizondo, Pompin Iglesias, Wolf Ruvinskis.
    Abstract: Pompís is an employee in a sporting goods store who, despite his efforts, is extremely weak, and his life suffers for it. He pines over beautiful women but is ignored by them, and his only admirer is his modest neighbor and coworker, whom he generally ignores. When one day he becomes inebriated as a way to forget his problems, a strange scientist injects him with a solution designed to bring strength. The next morning he is somehow inhumanly strong, breaking metallic objects on contact and fending off three professional fighters who insult him. He is an instant sensation, yet he forgets about his only real friend.

  228. El superloco, Juan José Segura et al., 1 videocassette (65 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Leopoldo "Chato" Ortin, Carlos Villarías, Aurorita Campuzano.
    Abstract: A drunken and neurotic Doctor Sostenes has no trouble publicly humiliating himself: his friends regularly help him home drunk and he has no shame dressing like a woman at a public swimming pool. He is, however, the only person that is suspicious of the mysterious Dr. Dienys, who uses humans in his medical experiments. Set upon using the young Margarita, fiancee of his colleague Alberto, Dr. Dienys carries her favor and makes Alberto a bit nervous. Doctor Sostenes, without proof to accuse Doctor Dienys of anything, can only watch him closely.

  229. El tesorio de Pancho Villa, Antonio Frausto et al., 1 videocassette (66 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio Frausto, Raúl de Anda, Victoria Blanco.
    Abstract: While burying treasures plundered by Pancho Villa, a Mexican officer is shot and sent awy on his horse to the U.S. Recovering from his wounds on an American ranch, the officer falls in love with the owner's daughter, but must return to Mexico to reclaim the buried treasure.

  230. El tigre de Jalisco, Beatriz Aguirre et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Beatriz Aguirre, Delia Magaña, Armando "El Chicote" Soto La Marina.
    Abstract: The son of a high government official in Jalisco, also an assistant to his father, fabricates rumors about a vicious bandit labeled "The Tiger of Jalicso" by the press. The rumors draw extra monetary support from the governor and tourists all the way from America, making the rumor profitable for everyone. The official's son must then find a way to expose the truth without ruining his father's career.

  231. El ultimo cuplé, Saa Montiel et al., 1 videocassette (114 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sarita Montiel, Armando Calvo.
    Abstract: A musical drama featuring a tragic love story. Relates a singer's rise to fame and her subsequent downfall because of the death of her lover. She manages to return to the stage only to die after her first public performance.

  232. El valor de vivir, Arturo Cordova et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Rosita Quintana, Maria Douglas.
    Abstract: A young dancer, Elia, is in love with a famous and handsome concert pianist, Fernando Aibaros, but he doesn't even know she exists. Sr. Aibara, whose wife Laura is German, is arrested and charged with espionage and Aibara's lawyer tells him that it was probably his wife's doing, since she selected his music and now doesn't hesitate to divorce him. Aibara is given 8 years in prison and while he is there, he recalls catching his wife with a list of names of people in 4 countries, but she made an excuse. The head guard believes him guilty and treats him harshly. Elia writes him anonymously to tell him she believes he's innocent.

  233. Elba Esther Gordillo, la audacia, Elba Esther Gordillo, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (56 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Elba Esther Gordillo; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician Elba Esther Gordillo, who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  234. Elisa Benavides el imperativo moral, Elisa Benavides, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (55 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Elisa Benevides; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Elisa Benavides, who spent 15 years living clandestinely among the Indians of Chiapas.

  235. Ella y yo, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendáriz, Miroslava, Miguel Aceves Mejia.
    Abstract: On her way to Mexico City to marry her fiancé (a professional golfer), a beautiful young woman has car trouble and is forced to take a bus, on which she meets Don Pedro, a ranch owner from a small provincial town. Because of an accident on the road, the woman must stay in his town, in a seedy hotel full of animals. Although interested in Pedro, she soon learns that he is somewhat of a local playboy, and she treats him with disapproval despite his efforts to charm her. Pedro takes this in stride, and watches as she becomes used to small town life.

  236. Emiliano Zapata, Antonio Aguilar et al., 1 videocassette (145 min.), Madera, Calif, 1985.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio Aguilar, Jaime Fernandez, Mario Almada, Patricia Aspillaga.
    Abstract: "The heroic and vilent [sic] drama of one of the greatest men in the history of the Mexican Revolution, Zapata."--External container.

  237. En cada feria un amor, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (72 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julio Aldama, Alfredo Sadel, Olivia Michel.
    Abstract: Three charismatic gambling friends visit a Northern Mexican town to try their luck, and all three are immediately taken with the wealthy niece of a local entrepreneur. All take turns wooing this beautiful Lupana, yet she remains somewhat apathetic to their attempts. The whole affair grows into a feud between the friends, and they take pains to defame each other in any way possible. Unsure that the three men are not solely motivated by her money, Lupana devises a plan to determine which is actually in love with her.

  238. En la mitad del mundo, Ramón Pereda et al., 1 videocassette (82 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ernesto Alban, Andres Soler, Rita Macedo.
    Abstract: Don Mentura, an educated husband and father, is reduced to disguising himself as a blind beggar in order to support his family. Whatever he does and wherever he goes, bad luck is his curse: buildings burn, accidents occur , employees strike. He and his family move to a new city, try to escape his reputation, where Don Mentura meet a wealthy old friend. The bad luck, however, continues, making life difficult for everyone with whom he comes in contact.

  239. En la palma de tu mano, Oscar J Brooks et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Madera, Calif, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordoba, Andrea Palma, Carmen Montejo.
    Abstract: Story of an ambitious fortune teller who tries to blackmail a beautiful murderess and her lover, becoming involved in a web of crime.

  240. En los altos de Jalisco, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tito Guizar, Blanca Estela Pavon, Tito Junco.
    Abstract: A leader of a revolutionary group named Juan Chavez takes care of his younger brother, Efren, who is only part of the group to have fun. Efren goes to a party in town and begins to be abusive with some women; when the brother of one of the women tries to defend his sister, Efren kills him. The murdered man's sister is now out for revenge and Juan doesn't know what happened. She finds out that Efren has a girlfriend in town and will wait to take revenge until he visits her.

  241. En un burro tres baturros, José Benavides et al., 1 videocassette (118 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos Orellana, Sara García, Joaquin Pardave.
    Abstract: Three young Spanish men, frustrated with the lack of opportunity in the Spanish countryside, leave for Mexico around the turn of the century. Although one dies during the journey, the other two buy plots of land and gradually build their fortunes. Many years later, their children have not learned the value of hard work and commitment by which their immigrant parents live.

  242. Enamorada, Emilio Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), Madera, CA, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Felix, Pedro Armendariz, Fernando Fernandez.
    Abstract: A rich man's daughter is sought after by a revolutionary general during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Based loosely on Shakespeare's "The taming of the shrew".

  243. Encrucijada, Esther Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (101 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esther Fernandez, Fernando Fernandez, Victor Junco.
    Abstract: Two adventurers arrive in a small town in the Sierra Madre where they become involved with an unscrupulous mine owner. Both fall in love with a woman who is trying to bring justice against the mine owner.

  244. Enredando sombras Entangling shadows, Producciones Amaranta and Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, 1 videocassette (92 min.), Mexico, 1998.
    Abstract: A survey of Latin America cinema's first 100 years. Producciones Amaranta, together with the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, gathered clips of films from all over Latin America, beginning with the earliest silent shorts through contemporary and experimental works. Contemporary directors speak on the history and current state of Latin America cinema.

  245. Ensayo de un crimen The Criminal life of Archibaldo de la Cruz, Luis Buñuel et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), New York, N.Y, 1993.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ernesto Alfonso, Miroslava Stern, Ariadna Welter, Rita Macedo
    Added Title: Criminal life of Archibaldo de la Cruz.
    Abstract: Archibaldo's criminal life began on the eve of the Mexican Revolution when he wished his nanny dead. A bullet blasted through the window and killed her. Thus begins his life of murder, alleged murder and insanity.

  246. Enseñame a besar, Rosario Granados et al., 1 videocassette (92 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosario Granados, Carlos Navarro, Carlos Cores.
    Abstract: A young man named Fernando is headed for Madrid to marry Emilia, the daughter of his father's business partner, a woman whom he hasn't seen for 10 years. On the coach to Madrid, he meets and falls in love with a young woman, so the marriage doesn't come off. Fernando's father has another business associate whose daughter, Marina was supposed to marry a young man from Madrid, but she marries her father's lawyer instead. Fernando's and Marina's fathers plan to have their remaining children marry when they grow up and join the business. Time passes, wedding plans are made, but the daughter's secretary, Enrique, is in love with her, as is another man who constantly woos her.

  247. Entre dos amores Porfiro Díaz, Raphael J Sevilla et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Luis Jimenez, David Silva, Virgina Serret.
    Abstract: A moving account of the heroic exploits of Profiro Díaz in the days before he become president of Mexico.

  248. Entre tu amor y el cielo, Roberto Cañedo et al., 1 videocassette (92 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosario Granados, Robert Cañedo, Rodolfo Acosta, Armando "Chicote" Soto La Marina, Doña Prudencia Grifell, Andres Soler.
    Abstract: A captivating and intense story of a woman obsessed by her love for a young priest who has left every human desire in order to serve God by helping his fellowmen. He must risk his reputation and his own life to save her from prostitution and crime.

  249. Epopeya de la Revolución Mexicana, Gustavo Carrero et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), México, Madera, Calif, 1991.
    Abstract: Uses footage of contemporary Mexico and from the battlefields of the Mexican Revolution, 1913-1917, to relate the history of the revolution and its impact on Mexico.

  250. Erendira, Alain Queffelean et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), Los Angeles?, Calif., 198.
    Notes: Performer Note: Irene Papas, Claudia Ohana, Michael Lonsdale, Oliver Wehe.
    Abstract: "A teenage girl is exploited as a sexual slave by her greedy grandmother. But when this third world Cinderella finally meets her Prince Charming, their only escape is to murder grandma, whose lust for life makes her nearly indestructible"--External container.

  251. Esa mujer es la mia, Joaquín Pardavé et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquin Pardave, Manolita Saval, Julian Soler.
    Abstract: Isabel, a rather eccentric young woman, is interested in taking a non-traditional approach to marriage. When José Luís writes to her after seeing her in a restaurant, she writes back and expresses her own interest in him. Soon the two agree to marry without ever seeing each other in person (although José Luís has at least seen Isabel's face). In order to test Isabel's commitment to this "transcendental marriage," José Luís temporarily swaps identities with his unattractive friend, Timoteo, and Isabel meets her true new husband after the marriage has taken place.

  252. Escuela para casadas, Luis Aldas et al., 1 videocassette (109 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Charito Granados, Luis Aldás, Rosario Granados.
    Abstract: In an attempt to salvage her marriage, a young wife attends the "Marriage School," a series of classes for disgruntled wives such as her. The outspoke teacher counsels he devise certain tricks to test and deceive the unfaithful husband and reunite the unhappy couple.

  253. Esos de Pénjama, Juan Bustillo Oro et al., 1 videocassette (122 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquín Pardavé, Rasario Granados, Angel Infante.

  254. Espaldas mojadas, Alejandro Galindo et al., 1 videocassette (116 min.), Mexico, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Victor Parra, Martha Valdés, Oscar Pulido, José Elias Moreno.
    Abstract: The story of a Mexican laborer who crosses the border into the United States illegally and suffers exploitation, injustice and discrimination at the hands of repressive employers and corrupt officials.

  255. Esposa o amante, Jorge Mistral et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Libertad Lamarque, Jorge Mistral, Aberto Bello.
    Abstract: Estela lives alone with her father and helps manage the family business. She is introduced to Roberto by Francisco, whom she was seeing for a short time. Roberto and Estela are soon married and Roberto takes a major role in managing the factory owned by Estela's father. However, when Estela announces she is pregnant, Roberto begins to act coldly, not only toward her, but also toward the employees, causing them to rebel against him. It becomes apparent that he was more interested in the business than in Estela.

  256. Estoy casado ja! ja!, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ana Luisa Peluffo, Mauricio Garces, Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo.
    Abstract: Marcello and Ana María are newlyweds who have recently met on a cruise on which Marcello is the captain. They arrive at a tropical hotel which caters specifically to the recently married, and are treated royally by the staff. Marcello, excited for his wedding night, prepares for bed, but Ana María is reluctant and avoids him. She tells him that she feels she doesn't know him well enough, and that she will require one or two months of "getting to know each other" before they can consummate the marriage. Marcello is driven crazy in anticipation over the next several days.

  257. Eterna martir, Consuelo Moreno et al., 1 videocassette (107 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Consuelo Moreno, Juan José Martínez Casado, Mary Carillo.
    Abstract: Fernando and Riselda, cut off from the support of their parents because they married each other against their parents' wishes, are struggling to support themselves and their baby. When Fernando, due to his own fault, loses a large sum of his boss's money, Riselda takes the blame so that Fernando can stay out of jail and care for their son. In order to leave prison, Riselda must agree to enter a convent.

  258. Eugenia Grandet, Andrea Palma et al., 1 videocassette (107 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Andrea Palma, Ramón Gay, Julio Villarreal.
    Abstract: A young man visits his miserly and prosperous uncle. During the visit, his father (the uncle's father) commits suicide, leaving the family scandalized. While the miser manouevers for control of his brother's money, the young man and his cousin, the miser's daughter, fall in love. The uncle's greed forces the young man to leave; he and the daughter continue to communicate despite the uncle's wishes.

  259. Eustasio Montoya Imagenes Perdidas, Eustasio Montoya, 1 videocassette, Mexico, 1988.

  260. La extraña pasajera, Fernando A Rivero et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Emilia Guiu, Victor Manuel Mendoza, Tito Junco.
    Abstract: Yolanda, an actress and the most beautiful woman in Mexico, is on a train for the U.S.-Mexican border. All the men on the train fall in love with her, including a mayor and Lucas Oriano, a traveling salesman, who declares he would steal and kill for her.

  261. Fallaste corazón, José María Fernández Unsain et al., 1 videocassette (106 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jacqueline Andere, Alma Delia Fuentes.
    Abstract: Guadalupe is a construction worker married to the beautiful Lydia, who is rather apathetic about their marriage. In his spare time, Lupe composes and performs music, all dedicated to Lydia. A blind woman in the opposing apartment listens to Lupe's music regularly and talks with him about his life. When Lydia meets an old friend who employs women as night club dancers, she decides to divorce Lupe, with little thought for what will happen to their young son. At the same time, Lupe is given a recording contract for his music.

  262. Fantasía ranchera, Juan José Segura et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ricardo Montalbán, Manolita Saval, Pedro Vargas.
    Abstract: A small Mexican town in which almost everyone takes voice lessons sends Carlos, and aspiring young musician, to Mexico city with some of his material to show to agents. He is either brushed off or told to wait by every agent with whom he meets. Nobody is open to his distinctive idea for a popular Mexican opera. He returns demoralized, yet upon learning of the problem, the town rallies behind him and decides to stage the opera itself, using its native talent and funds.

  263. Fantasma de media noche, Raphael J Sevilla et al., 1 videocassette (71 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Víctoria Blanco, Sergio de Carlo, Carlos L. Moctezuma.
    Abstract: After the death of their child, a wealthy couple becomes involved in spirtualism in order to contact her spirit. A series of mysterious occurances convince them that their lives are in danger. Fortunately, two of their acquaintences jump in to investigate.

  264. Fascinación, Juan Carlos Palma et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Tony Pololo, Juan Carlos Palma.
    Abstract: Victor and Sonia, a team of successful magicians whose act revolves around mind-reading, are forced to explain their act under accusations of fraud. Their popularity suffers and they are forced to more authentic and mysterious techniques.

  265. Felicidad, Gloria Lozano et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gloria Lozano, Carlos Lopez Moctezuma, Fanny Schiller.
    Abstract: A grouchy middle-aged professor named Mario meets a young, bubbly woman named Emma when she helps him untangle some financial complications. He offers to return the favor by buying her dinner, during which he lies about not having a wife and children. The two begin to meet more often, and Mario becomes much happier and good-humored around the house, so much that his wife and daughter are baffled and become suspicious. Emma, too, becomes disillusioned with his behavior towards her as he takes their relationship more seriously.

  266. Fever mounts in El Pao, Henry Castillou et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Chico, Calif, 1986?
    Notes: Performer Note: Gérard Philipe, María Félix, Jean Servais
    Added Title: Los Ambiciosos
    Added Title: La Fièvre monte à El Pao.
    Abstract: The secretary to the assassinated governor of an impoverished island dependency of a large and powerful Latin American nation successfully stops a prisoners' revolt which threatens to take over the island's capital, and so becomes the dead governor's successor.

  267. Flor de un dia ó Espinas de una flor, Elena d' Orgaz et al., 1 videocassette (73 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Pereda, Adriana Lamar, Elena D'Orgaz.
    Abstract: During a time of turmoil, a Spanish aristocrat must return to Mexico to save his father's hacienda and take care of his business affairs, Unfortunately, he must leave his fiance under her father's care for an indefinite amount of time.

  268. Flor Sylvestre, Emilio Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Madera, Calif, 1984.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dolores Del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Emilio Fernandez, Miguel Angel Ferriz, "Chicote.".
    Abstract: Tragic love story between the daughter of peasants and the son of a wealthy rancher, set during the Mexican Revolution.

  269. Foxtrot, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), S.l., Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Max Von Sydow, Jorge Luke.
    Abstract: A wealthy Rumanian count and his wife flee Europe and set up residence on a tiny island to escape the terror of Nazism. Things remain quiet and safe enough until one day when a woman from the count's past appears on the scene.

  270. La fuga, Esther Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esther Fernandez, Ricardo Montalban.
    Abstract: A group of people of various classes and social backgrounds are on their way to Veracruz via stagecoach during the time of the French occupation of Mexico. They are escaping the civil war and do not want anyone to know where they are going. In traveling, they encounter grave difficulties and, upon arriving, find themselves in midst of the war.

  271. Furia en el paraíso, Rolando Aguilar et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Peter Thompson, Rea Iturbide, Edward Noriega.
    Abstract: In 1910 during the Mexican Revolution against the dictator Portiforo Díaz, an American named James Grey and his friend Poncho roam the Mexican territory. Grey one day spots a beautiful lady (Consuelo Alvarez) and after having saved her life he is invited to her father's house to celebrate her birthday. They soon fall in love. However, days before they are to be married a wounded Mexican arrives in the night. He asks Sr. Alvarez to hide some ammunition, which he does. Soon the police arrive, threatening and killing men, trying to learn the location of the ammunition.

  272. Gaijin caminhos da liberdade = caminos de la libertad, Tizuka Yamasaki et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), Mexico, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Kioko Tsukamoto, Antonio Fagundes, Jiro Kawaraskai.
    Abstract: Story of young Japanese at the turn of the century who emigrate to Brazil to work the booming coffee plantations and to raise a family. They dream of one day returning to Japan but sickness and death surround them as they struggle to defend the rights of the workers and they remain in Brazil.

  273. Gema, René Cardona et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Teresa Montoya, Roberto Cañedo, Maria Elena Marques.
    Abstract: Four old women, an old man, Bernardo, and a maid share a house. One woman, Gema, is locked in her room upstairs and only the maid goes to see her. Agusta warns the others they have to keep the secret of Gema. She worries that Lourdes Gorza, a young girl whose father saved Bernardo's life and who must come under Bernardo's care, will find out their secret now that she is coming to live with them.

  274. Gigantes planetarios, Gillermo Murray et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guillermo Murray, Adriana Roel, Rogelio Guerra.
    Abstract: When an alien civilization gradually infiltrates the Earth, killing people at random, Daniel, a young professor, decides to take action. When he is accosted by one of the aliens demanding infomrationk he learns that the aliens are from the "Planet of Eternal Night." He decides to head an expedition to that distant planet, but the project is soon in danger of collapsing due to a series of mishaps.

  275. La gitana blanca, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquín Pardavé, Rosita Arenas, Carlos Navarro.
    Abstract: Nina is a young woman and part of a group of gypsies in a small town. She and another woman read fortunes for a living; however, this woman tends to steal from people without Nina's knowledge. Although Nina is pursued by a very strong (yet protective and aggressive) man, she is more interested in a drunken and extremely talented violin player. This man, however, is inconsistent and moody because of his drinking and lack of direction. Things are complicated when Nina is accused of stealing and the first suitor tries to come to her rescue. He doesn't even back off when the violin player stabilizes his life and proposes to Nina.

  276. La golondrina, Medea de Novara et al., 1 videocassette (110 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Medea de Novara, José Ortiz, Domingo Soler.
    Abstract: Alma Gilgard, an American author, goes to Yucatan to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itza to do research on her next novel. She is taken to the ruins by a Mexican archeologists and while at the site, she and an American archeologist, Mr. Tracy, are arrested by soldiers on suspicion of arms smuggling. She must wait until evidence is gathered which can prove her innocence.

  277. Griselda Alvarez abriendo brecha, Griselda Alvarez, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (53 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Griselda Alvarez; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician Griselda Alvarez, who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  278. Guadalupe, la Chinaca [...] a buscar a Pantaleón, Raphael J Sevilla et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Leopoldo Ortín, Marina Tamayo, J.J. Martínez Casado.

  279. Guardian, el perro salvador, Humberto Gómez Landero et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Evita Muñoz (Chachita), Alma Delia Fuentes, Matilde Palou.
    Abstract: When Chachita's drunken father disappears, she and her mother are forced to take jobs as servants for a rich family. Olga, an extremely spoiled girl and only child of the house, refuses to allow Chachita's dog, Guardian, into the house and treats Chachita terribly. When Chachita's father visits the home one day, Olga calls the police and claims that he is a house thief. They arrive, and in a struggle fatally beat him and them take her mother to jail. Throughout the ordeal Guardian is Chachita's only real friend.

  280. La guerra de las monjas, José María Fernández Unsain et al., 1 videocassette (088 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pilar Bayona, Emilia Bayona, Enrique Guzmán.
    Abstract: Pilar and Ricardo are both young and fun-loving; even though they've never met, Pilar's uncle and Ricardo's mother have decided to arrange a marriage between the two. Both rebel against the marriage, sneaking out at night to dance in night clubs. They meet at a club one night, but neither realizes the other is part of the "arrangement," and agree to meet again. The whole affair is ruined when Pilar is kidnapped in order to draw ransom money from Ricardo.

  281. Guitarras de media noche, Rafael Baledón et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lola Beltran, José Alfredo Jiménez, Demetrio Gonzalez.
    Abstract: Lola is an attractive young woman who lives in the countryside, a long carriage ride from the nearest village. She is pursued by two friendly but uncharismatic men from the village, both of whom encourage her to move into town because of the infamous masked man, Luis Mendoza. However, on her drives between home and town she is confronted by Luis, who remains unidentified but flirts with her just the same. Intrigued by his mystery, she keeps her suitors wondering while trying to figure out who exactly this masked man is.

  282. Han matado a Tongolele, Roberto Gavaldón et al., 1 videocassette (70 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Yolanda Montes, Manuel Arvide, David Silva.
    Abstract: Yolanda, the star performer in the theater production of "Tongele" has many suitors seeking her attention. She has trouble keeping them away from one another. She is serious about one man, Carlos, but there is another man from her past, Marcial, whom she still loves. This set of relationships play themselves out during the intermission of the show as Yolanda contends with her admirers.

  283. Hasta el viento tiene miedo, Carlos E Taboada et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marga López, Maricruz Olivier, Alicia Bonet.

  284. Hay Angeles con espuelas, Luis Aguilar et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aguilar, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Rosita Arenas
    Performer Note: Cinematography, Victor Herrera ; editor, Jorge Bustos ; music, Sergio Guerrero.
    Abstract: Esteban, who was believed to be dead, sends a telegram to his Tía Sarita, saying that he is coming. As soon as the village gets the news, all the men hide their wives and daughters because Esteban is a handsome womanizer. Doña Sarita tells her maid to prepare a room for him, but the maid reminds her that Esteban stole all her cows. The village priest and the men of the village worry because Esteban has apparently become a priest and will be replacing the current priest.

  285. La herencia macabra, José Bohr et al., 1 videocassette (122 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miguel Arenas, Consuelo Frank, Ramón Armengod.
    Abstract: A doctor and medical school professor has a theory that ugly people, like the daughter of her maid, become bad people because they must see themselves in the mirror every day. The doctor theorizes that if the ugly people were to find themselves beautiful one day, they would become good. In order to test her theory, the doctor performs an emergency operation on her maid's daughter and makes her beautiful. The operation seems to be a success and the she seems to be transformed into a well-behaved girl. Movie-Mex International.

  286. Hermoso ideal, Alejandro Galindo et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rodolfo Landa, Conchita Martinez, Lily Aclemar.
    Abstract: The daughter of a Spanish businessman is about to marry. Her wedding plans come to a halt after her finacé discovers that his brother has joined the French Foreign Legion, effectively disgracing his family's name. It is at this moment that the woman's childhood sweetheart re-enters her life and rekindles their love. She is forced to choose between her fiancé and her childhood sweetheart.

  287. La hija de la otra, Vicente Orona Brillas et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Evita Muñoz "Chachita", Carmen Molina, Carlos Navarro.
    Abstract: A poor piano tuner kidnaps a young girl from her upper class home and takes her to his mother's modest apartment, where he explains to his mother how he once had an affair with a rich woman who later rejected him because of his poverty, and how she then had his baby, the girl he has just kidnapped.

  288. La hija del penal, Fernando Soler et al., 1 videocassette (102 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Antonieta Pons, Ruben Rojo, Andres Soler.
    Abstract: A young and beautiful girl named María lives among the prisoners in the prison of the Islas Marias. She was born to one of the prisoners, a woman called La Pomorosa, who was a former dancer. All the men of the island love and respect her, but when she is ready to leave for "The Continent" (as they call Mexico) for the first time and make her way in the world, her mother warns her never to reveal her origins because no one would believe that a good person could come from a prison.

  289. La hija del regimiento, José Cibrian et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Cibrian, Fernando Cortes.

  290. Hijo mio, Roberto Gavaldón et al., 1 videocassette, Montevideo, Uruguay, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dolores del Río, Pedro López Lagar, Eduardo Noriega.

  291. Historia de un Corazon, Rosario Granados et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosario Granados, Alma Delia Fuentes.

  292. Historia de un gran amor, Agustin J Fink et al., 1 videocassette (149 min.) :sd., b&w, Madera, Calif, 1984.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Gloria Marin, Domingo Soler, Sara Garcia.
    Abstract: A tragic story of a man and woman in love.

  293. Homosexualidad un tabú que se derrumba, TV UNAM (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (62 min.), México, D.F, 1996.
    Notes: Added Title: Mujeres a debate.
    Abstract: First film: A report on homosexuality in Mexico, its psychological characteristics and social organization as a marginalized group. 2nd film: A visual history of the feminist movement in Mexico and the world and the effect of the United Nations initiatives.

  294. Honrarasa tus padres, Juan Orol et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Victoria Blanco, Juan Orol, René Cardona.
    Abstract: Amparo, the daughter of a wealthy engineer, refuses to marry her faithful friend Juan in favor of a rich, manipulative man. The man abandons her upon learning she is pregnant with his child, and she leaves home. Amparo's father dies in her absence, and she raises her daughter alone, only to run into Juan several years later.

  295. La hora de la verdad, Norman Foster et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ricardo Montalban, Lilia Michel, Virginia Serret.
    Abstract: A young man wants to be a bullfighter and is finally given the opportunity when he finds a man who is willing to train him not only in the art of bullfighting, but also in the art of being a gentleman for the time when he becomes a famous bullfighter. In time, his dreams come true and he becomes famous. He falls in love with a young lady who has his son, but doesn't tell him.

  296. Hora y media de carcajadas con Cantinflas, Cantinflas et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.), California?, 1985?
    Notes: Contents: [1] Boxeador / direccion Fernando A. Rivero -- [2] Siempre listo en las tinieblas / dirección de Fernando A. Rivero -- [3] Cantinflas y su prima / dirección Carlos Toussaint -- [4] Cantinflas ruletero / dirección Fernando A. Rivero -- [5] Jengibre contra dinamita / dirección de Fernando A. Rivero -- [6] El famoso 777
    Added Title: Boxeador
    Added Title: Siempre listo en las tinieblas
    Added Title: Cantinflas y su prima
    Added Title: Cantinflas ruletero
    Added Title: Jengibre contra dinamita
    Added Title: Famoso 777
    Added Title: Famoso siete, siete, siete
    Added Title: Famoso setecientos setenta y siete.
    Abstract: A collection of 6 short films starring Mario Moreno ("Cantinflas").

  297. Huapango, Juan Bustillo Oro et al., 1 videocassette (114 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Enrique Ortega.
    Abstract: Folkloric comedy about life in the Veracruz region of Mexico.

  298. Ich küsse ihre Hand, Madame Mes hommages, Madame, Robert Land et al., 1 videocassette (76 min.), Alamogordo, New Mexico, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marlene Dietrich; Harry Liedtke, Pierre de Guingand, Karl Huszar.
    Abstract: A woman divorcing one man to marry another falls in love with a Russian count working as a waiter. Preceded by a spoken introduction and musical overture.

  299. La ilegal, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Mexico.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lucia Mendez, Pedro Almendariz, Jr., Cristina Moreno, Gina Moret.
    Abstract: Claudia Bernal arrived in the U.S., pregnant by her filmmaker lover, who sets her up with a beach-front house. After his wife finds out, he hires men to rape Claudia and photograph the act. She is arrested for prostitution as a result of the blackmail. Since she is an illegal alien, she is deported, but the child is sent to its father's custody. She is smuggled back into the U.S. and waits for the chance to snatch back her child.

  300. Imagen Viva de Mexico, Emilio Cárdenas Elorduy et al., 13 parts on 4 videocassettes (27 min.each), Mexico City, 198.
    Notes: Contents: 1. Mexico y su cultura -- 2. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz -- 3. Miguel Hidalgo. 1 cassette. -- 4. Jose Guadalupe Posada -- 5. Diego Rivera -- 6. La Lucha de Mexico por la paz. 1 cassette. -- 7. Lazaro Cardenas -- 8. Alfonso Reyes -- 9. Carlos Pellicer. 1 cassette. -- 10. Juan Rulfo. -- 11. Ignacio Chavez -- 12. Patrimonio artistico de la Universidad. 1 cassette. -- 13. Danza en El Espacio Escultórico. 1 cassette
    Added Title: Mexico y su cultura
    Added Title: La Lucha de Mexico por la paz
    Added Title: Patrimonio artistico de la Universidad
    Added Title: Danza en El Espacio Escultorico
    Added Title: Living image of Mexico.
    Abstract: "This series, 'Living Image of Mexico', provides a broad view of the most outstanding aspects of Mexican culture, showing the rich spiritual heritage of a people who have the most ancient traditions and permanent creative ability."--publisher's flyer.

  301. Inmaculada, Julio Bracho et al., 1 videocassette (128 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosario Granados, Carlos López Moctezuma.
    Abstract: A widow is worried that her daughter, Rosalia, who is being pursued by a man, is headed on the wrong path, just like her father. Rosalia is caught by her mother as she is escaping with Adolfo, whom her mother is convinced tells Rosalia that he loves her only to get his way with her. The mother tells her daughter the story of her own life.

  302. La isla de la pasión Clipperton, Emilio Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (125 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendáriz, Isabel Corona, David Silva, Carlos López, Miguel Inclán, Pituka de Foronda.
    Abstract: A story of the vicissitudes of a group of Mexicans abandoned on an island situated several thousand km. from their country. The French attempt to take over the island, but the Mexicans make a valient effort to defend themselves. Their obsessions are shaped by patriotism, unhappy relationships, rivalries between subordinates and superiors, and the forces of nature.

  303. Jalisco nunca pierde, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (104 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esperanza Baur, Jorge Velez, Pedro Armendariz.
    Abstract: Pedro, a young peasant who lives in a hacienda, is in love with the daughter of the patrón. The patrón, however, has plans for his daughter to marry a young man who now lives in the city. Pedro's friends constantly tell him that his love is futile.

  304. Janitzio, Carlos Navarro et al., 1 videocassette (60 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Emilio Fernandez, Teresa Orozco, Gilberto Gonzalez.
    Abstract: A fishing community on a small island lives off the fish in the water - fish they have all the rights to. A young, strong fisherman falls in love with one of the women, and all goes well for them. Then a stranger arrives in town. He has considerable power as the new buyer of the fish. He gets the young fisherman in trouble and has him put into jail, only allowing him to get out if the girlfriend spends a week with this corrupt buyer. Out of love, she does so and before the week is over, her lover is released from jail. What follows is a chase, hiding, and death.

  305. Jesus de Nazaret, Jose Cibrian et al., 1 videocassette (82 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Cibrian, Adriana Lamar.
    Abstract: An account of the life of Jesus from his baptism by John and the performing of miracles to his his condemnation and crucifixion.

  306. John Steinbeck's The pearl, John Steinbeck et al., 1 videocassette (VHS) (105 min.), New York, N.Y, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Maria Elena Marques
    Added Title: Steinbeck's The pearl
    Added Title: The pearl.
    Abstract: Tells the story of a poor Mexican fisherman whose dreams of wealth are both realized and shattered.

  307. José Maria Velasco entre la ciencia y el paisaje. [Juan Rulfo, una visión de la mexicanidad], TV UNAM (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (52 min.), México, D.F, 1996.
    Notes: Added Title: Juan Rulfo, una visión de la mexicanidad.
    Abstract: 1st film: A discussion of landscape painter José Maria Velasco and his scientific illustrations. 2nd film: Biographical sketch of the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo 10 years after his death and analysis of his works and influence.

  308. Juan Pistolas, Roberto Curwood et al., 1 videocassette (65 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Raúl de Anda, Lucha Ruanova, Manuel Buendía.
    Abstract: In a Mexican town named San Jeronimo, a stranger comes riding in and is almost killed. His name is Juan Pistola. He quickly becomes friends with his neighbor Rosita, the school teacher. One day a group of thugs steals not only money, but also kidnaps Rosita. When Juan finds out, a long chase ensues, ending with the reunion of Juan and Rosita.

  309. Judas, Josefina Escobeda et al., 1 videocassette (68 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Josefina Escobeda, Carlos Villatoro, Manuel Buendía.
    Abstract: Francisco Mendoza is from a poor farming family and fights in the Mexican Revolution as a young man, during which time his father is murdered by state troops. He works hard and earns a law degree and falls in love with Magdalena, the daughter of a wealthy man. A mutual friend invites him to dine casually with her family, but when he arrives, he discovers that the friend had misinformed him--the dinner is formal and private, making Francisco appear uncouth to Magdalena's father.

  310. La justicia de los Villalobos, Enrique Zambrano et al., 1 videocassette (65 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Gay, Rosa de Castilla, Raúl Martínez.
    Abstract: Nephews of a priest in a small Mexican farming and ranching town, Los Villalobos arrive and hear from their uncle how a local man is using his gang of men to kick small farmers off their property. One of the Villalobos begins to court Isabel, the same woman that is pursued by this outlaw. As the Villalobos begin to take a stand against the unfair practices of the gang, the threat to both Isabel and her sister increases with the more and more violent tendencies of the bandits.

  311. La justicia de Pancho Villa El gaucho Mujica, Guz Aguila et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Vicente Padula, Stela Inda, Lolo Trillo.
    Abstract: As was the case throughout Latin America, the people in the villages of the Argentine pampa in 1914 are inspired by Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution. They are led in their struggle for justice by El Gaucho Mujica.

  312. A la orilla de un palmar, Raphael J Sevilla et al., 1 videocassette (70 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Vicente Oroná, Alberto Martí, Marina Tamayo.
    Abstract: In a small Mexican fishing community live a very strong-willed young lady named Paula, and a determined fisherman named Marcelino who would like to marry her. But Paula's mother is very sick; and, even worse, Paula is confused about men: her father used to beat her mother, and so she fears men, worrying that men are only nice for a while. Thus, she is very rude to Marcelino and plays extremely hard to get. After they have a small argument, Paula realizes the good heart and intentions of Marcelino, and ends up falling in love with him as well.

  313. A la sombra de la Revolución La tórtola del Ajusco, Mary Esquivel et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Mary Esquivel, Carlos Baena, José Baviera, Alicia Montoya.
    Abstract: Six young students in Mexico in 1909 develop a close relationship with a woman and her daughter, Femina. When her mother, however, falls sick and there is no money for a doctor, Femina decides to marry a rich man whom she doesn't truly love, in order to help her mother. Their difficult marriage is interrupted by the Mexican Revolution; Femina seeks a job in the theater and her renews her former friendships as a measure of independence.

  314. Laberinto de pasiones, Enrique Alvarez Felix et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Enrique Alvarez Felix, Nadia Milton.

  315. Ladron de cadaveres, Columba Dominquez et al., 1 videocassette (82 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Columba Dominguez, Crox Alvarado, Wolf Ruvinskis.
    Abstract: An unknown man steals cadavers from graves; he is sought by the authorities in Cuba, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. His victims are usually athletic men, such as the late Mexican athlete, Jorge Asate. The criminal is described very differently in the different countries. The detectives have put undercover agents at a local gym. Also, a friend of the captain of the investigation, a man named Guillermo, has come to the city to try to become a famous wrestler. When he is in the ring, an old beggar watches him and waits.

  316. La ladrona, Emilio Gomez Muriel et al., 1 videocassette (82 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Arenas, Carmen Gonzales, Julio Villarreal.
    Abstract: A dramatic story about twin sisters with different personalities: one becomes a nun and the other, a thief.

  317. Lagrimas Robadas, Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Delia Garces, Andrea Palma, Ramón Gay.
    Abstract: As a young painter in Paris, Sylvia meets and falls in love with Raoul, a charismatic doctor. When Sylvia's wealthy aunt appears one day, wanting Sylvia to return to Mexico with her, Sylvia decides to discuss the idea with Raoul. She arrives at his house to find he is married, She travels to Mexico with her aunt, but discovers she is pregnant with Raoul's child. She retreats to an obscure apartment to await the birth and refuses to put up her child for adoption.

  318. Las abandonadas, Fernando Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendaríz, Dolores Del Rio, Fernando Fernandez.
    Abstract: A young woman, abandoned by her womanizing fiancé, is forced to provide for the upbringing of her son and combat the difficulties of being an unmarried mother during the strife of early 20-century Mexico.

  319. Las canciones unidas, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miguel Aceves Mejia, Lola Beltrán, Elvira Quintana.
    Abstract: Delegates to an international conference attempt to decide upon a "united song," capturing the unique character of many nations. Each nation shows an example of native song and dance, including Mexican, Colombian, German, Japanese, and Panamanian.

  320. Las doce sillas, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Mexico, 199.
    Notes: Performer Note: Enrique Santisteban, Reinaldo Miravai, Silvia Planas, Rene Sanchez.
    Abstract: Rascals and simpletons embark on a picaresque journey in search of diamonds presumambly hidden in one of twelve chairs.

  321. Las joyas del pecado, Fernando Soler et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Rita Macedo, Ernesto Alonso.
    Abstract: When an army captain's wife dies in childbirth, he realizes that she has been unfaithful, and that the newborn girl is not his daughter. He sets about tracking down her lover, recalling his own life with her in the process.

  322. Las muñecas del King Kong, Lyn May et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: A. Lyn May, Aldo Sunaren, Bernabe Palma, Armando Sinvestre, Diana Torres.
    Abstract: A trio of criminals, on their way to hiding their loot in the jungle, kidnap a young woman who lives at the edge of the forest and kill her mother. They take her to a small hut; the leader kills his companions and violates her, leaving her chained to the wall. In time, two hunters find the hut, subdue the thug, and free the young woman. They decide to leave the criminal chained in her place while they take her back to civilization and alert the police, but others of his gang find him and release him.

  323. Las puertas del presidio, Emilio Gómez Muriel et al., 1 videocassette (92 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Blanca Estela Pavón, Andrés Soler.
    Abstract: Martin wants to break away from the business for which he currently works and start his own company after marrying Maria Elena. He asks his boss, a mentor for many years, for some money that he is owed. The boss agrees to give him the money, but then mocks Martin and tells him he has little chance of success. In a fit of rage, Martin assaults the boss and leaves with his money. He is arrested and jailed, and the shaken boss claims that Martin stole the money. Without resources or many friends, Martin finds himself facing serious jail time.

  324. Lazos de fuego, David Silva et al., 1 videocassette (76 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Mercedes Barba, Carolina Barret.
    Abstract: Elena, tired of singing and dancing in a cabaret, decides to marry a man she doesn't love. Only hours after the ceremony, her new husband dies under suspicious circumstances. Cut off from her new job and life, Elena has little choice but to return to her old job at the cabaret under Julian, the dark and manipulative club manager who caused her to leave before.

  325. Legitima defensa, Zacarias Gomez Urquiza et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carmen Montejo, Roberto Cañedo, Elda Peralta.
    Abstract: Ricardo Moran is released after 15 years in jail. He returns to his home, reads the newspaper, and then goes to the home of a man named Arturo and shoots him in front of a dinner party. At the police stations, while being questioned, he argues that he had the right to kill the man, and relates the story of how he came to be imprisoned originally: how he learned of his wife's unfaithfullness, confronted the man she was seeing, and then was wrongly accused of killing him.

  326. La liga de las muchachas, Elsa Aguirre et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Elsa Aguirre, Miroslava, Rubén Rojo, Che Reyes.
    Abstract: Frustrated by their insensitive and uncaring husbands, a group of women join the elusive "League of Girls." They live together in an enclosed compound, denouncing men and living in luxury, while learning of their own potential. The abandoned husbands team up an devise a plan for recapturing their wives' attention. When they finally penetrate the compound disguised as doctors, they are actually well-received by the love-starved women.

  327. A lo macho, Raul de Anda et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Raul de Anda, Magda Haller, Aurora Walker.

  328. La loca de la casa, Pedro Armendáriz et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Susana Freire, Julio Villarreal.
    Abstract: A successful businessman pressures his daughter toward marriage as part of one his business deals. She resists, yet her sister, a nun, involves herself in the affair in an attempt to smooth out the problems.

  329. Locura pasional, Tulio Demicheli et al., 1 videorecording (68 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Silvia Pinal, Carlos López Moctezuma, César del Campo.
    Abstract: A man kills his wife, a night club singer and dancer, after discovering that she was unfaithful to him. The man is absolved of the crime. He then tells his friend the story of how he fell in love with his wife and how he began to suspect her infidelity.

  330. Los 7 proscritos, Rafael Baledón et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Reynoso, Fernando Casanova, Gina Romand.
    Abstract: Led by the "fastest draw on the frontier," Pancho Marqués, a group of individuals attempt to establish order in a small town stricken with violence and plagued by Indian attacks. First routing out the criminals that dominate the streets, the group then turns to the town's existing officials, who are corrupt and unwilling to address the violence. Not exactly saints themselves, the group uses questionable methods, but improvements begin to appear.

  331. Los amantes, David Silva et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Emilia Guiu, Luis Aldas.

  332. Los amores de un torero, Joaquín Rodríguez et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquin Rodriguez "Cagancho", Angel Garasa, Carmen Amaya, Victor M. Mendoza, Virginia Serret.
    Abstract: A famous matador and his companion are almost hit by a car bearing the license plate "1313" after a black cat crosses their path. They argue with the two women driving the car and part angrily. The two pairs continue to encounter each other, and their initial animosity is gradually replaced by friendliness and even attraction, although the woman pursued by the matador is involved with another man. The bullfighter tries to impress the woman with his skills, but during a fight, a spectator lets a black cat loose into the ring, and the matador leaves, frightened, to the amusement of all.

  333. Los anos verdes, Elivira Quintana et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Elvira Quintana, Rosa Maria Vazquez, Enrique Lizalde.

  334. Los bandidos de Rio Frio, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (104 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aguilar, Cesar del Campo, Dagoberto Rodríguez.
    Abstract: Juan, an army captain, is in love with Mariana, the daughter of a ruthless and extremely wealthy count. The two decide to ask the count's permission to marry, upon which he is enraged and insists that Juan leave immediately, and then takes Mariana to a different home to live quietly away from Juan. They manage to communicate despite their distance, though, and when Mariana gives birth to their son, Juan arrives and takes the baby to be raised by his mother. He then organizes a motley group of men with whom he plans to devise a way to finally marry Mariana.

  335. Los bandidos de Río Frío, Leonardo Westphal et al., 1 videocassette (140 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Victoria Blanco, Victor Manuel Mendoza, Alberto Marti.
    Abstract: A very rich and selfish man has a beautiful daughter named Mariana of whom he is very protective. When the handsome son of Remijillo, his helper, returns from his service with the defense, he falls in love with Mariana. However, her father does not approve and will not allow a wedding. In the meantime, a group of bandits have been raiding the Mexican countryside, stealing and killing. It is not until Juan saves the old man's estate from a robbery and him from death, that he finally accepts Juan as his son-in-law.

  336. Los Casasola fotógrafos de la Cuidad de México, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico) and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico), 1 videocassette (39 min.), México, 1997.
    Abstract: Photographs from the Archivo Casasola, showing historial events and social life of Mexico City between 1910 and 1940.

  337. Los chacales, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jamie Fernandez, Ariadne Welter, Jorge M. de Hoyos.
    Abstract: Five brothers who call themselves "Los Chacales" (the Jackels), terrorize the region. A man buys property next to one of the brothers and refuses to be scared off by them. A fight ensues, but the man holds on; he eventually falls in love with one of the women in the Chacales' family.

  338. Los de abajo, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miguel Angel Ferriz, Esther Fernandez.
    Abstract: Peasants taking up arms against the federal forces during the Mexican Revolution capture an army man who claims he wants to join the poor in their struggel. The peasants don't believe him at first, but eventually they trust him enough to allow him to join them.

  339. Los de abajo Those from below, Servando González et al., 1 videocassette (117 min.), Mexico, 1987.
    Notes: Performer Note: Eric Del Castillo, Enrique Lucero, Jorge Victoria, Gloria Mestre, Raul Quijada.
    Abstract: A violent, passionate, and brutal chronicle of the Mexican Revolution and of Mexican history. In the midst of misery and injustice appeared the face of "Los de abajo" and the feast of those in power became a bloody and destructive orgy.

  340. Los desheredados, Federico Curiel et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dacia Gonzalez, Angelito Gómez Mateo, Rafael Bertrán.
    Abstract: Fernando and his son Angelito come to San Juan to start a new life after the death of Fernando's wife. While on the way to see Fernando's father, a street performer, they run into a bus, and Fernando is killed. After his recovery, Angelito goes to live with his grandfather, because other relatives in San Juan are unwilling to pay for his care. When it is discovered in the street that Angelito is a brilliant singer, the same relatives that refused him become interested in taking him in.

  341. Los enredos de una gallega, Fernando Soler et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Nini Marshall, Fernando "Mantequilla" Soto, Joaquin Roche.
    Abstract: A Spanish woman named Candida sells lottery tickets on the streets of Mexico City. She wants to buy a restaurant and asks her landlord to lend her the money, but he is only interested in her, not her business; she refuses his overtures. Later she saves a couple of con artists from being beat up at the restaurant she hopes to buy. She takes them in, telling them they can stay as long as they like. Unfortunately, they plan on stealing the little money Candida has squirreled away.

  342. Los fanfarrones, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miguel Aceves Mejía, Flor Silvestre, Julio Aldama.
    Abstract: When a trio of female singers obtains a contract to be the proprietors of a restaurant in northern Mexico, they didn't expect the small town to be the bastion of machismo, nor the restaurant a "canteen." After forcing the three men who own the bar to turn it over to them, the trio sets about making the changes they see as necessary. The tough bar is soon transformed into a soda fountain in which the three women sing. With little success, the trio decides to take a more lascivious approach, shedding some of their excess clothing and becoming instantly popular. Faced with complete marginalization, the disgruntled men enter into a more cooperative deal with the women.

  343. Los Guerreros del sol de Jacques Soustelle, Jacques Soustelle et al., 1 videocassette (59 min.), Mexico, Madera, CA : Madera Cinevideo, 1989.
    Notes: Added Title: Los Aztecas
    Added Title: El Esplendor del Mexico antiguo.
    Abstract: A film which presents a history of the Aztecs with onsite visits to places of cultural, artistic, architectural and musical note.

  344. Los Hermanos del Hierro una pelicula, Ismael Rodriguez Ruelas et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), United States, Fresno, Calif, 1987.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio Aguilar, Julio Aleman, Columba Dominguez, Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez, Patricia Conde.
    Abstract: "The lives of two boys are predetermined by their embittered mother upon the death of her husband. Her thirst of vengeance would not be quenched until she brought upon herself the darkest day of her life."--External container.

  345. Los hijos del divorcio, Mauricio de la Serna et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Yolanda Varela, Enrique Rambal, Rafael Bertrand.
    Abstract: A corrupt business man named Rojelio Morales is murdered and María, the fiancée of Mr. Díaz, is considered guilty as the only suspect. As the story unfolds (through court testimony), we soon find out that the man murdered was courting Raquel, the daughter of Mr. Díaz. Meanwhile, this same man had negotiated a scam that bribed both Mr. Díaz and his son Hector. One day when María goes to the corrupt man's office to try to resolve the scam, she is confronted by Rojelio and his sexual advances. Raquel walks in on them and not knowing the whole truth gets mad at them both and returns later to kill Rojelio. María trys to protect Raquel by going to jail as guilty and at first Raquel testifies against María, but later realizes the truth and confesses.

  346. Los huespedes de marquesa, Jaime Salvador et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Amalia Aguilar, Ramón Armengod, Carlos Solares.
    Abstract: An eccentric woman called La Marquesa runs a boarding house which she advertises as a not only a place for actors but also as a place to train in acting, music or any other performing arts. A young woman named Lidia, who is an aspiring actress, arrives on the merry scene and almost all the men fall for her.

  347. Los libros tienen la palabra, Mexico et al., 14 videocassettes (approx. 25 hours), Mexico, 199u.
    Abstract: Collection of 54 episodes of the series Los libros tienen la palabra, which discusses famous Mexican authors and their works.

  348. Los Margaritos, Fernando Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Fernandez, Lilia del Valle, Antonio Badu.
    Abstract: Two charismatic young brothers, both named Margarito Hernandez, are engaged to be married to two sisters. A few days before the wedding date, one of the Margaritos ends up drunk and unwittingly marries a mysterious nightclub singer. The next day, she contends that she actually married the other Margarito, and insists on a divorce and a portion of their substantial fortune. The whole affair drives the brothers apart and becomes increasingly messy.

  349. Los mas pequeños, Marcos and Colectivo Perfil Urbano, 1 videocassette (65 min.), México, 1994.
    Abstract: Los mas pequeños forms part of a trilogy of videos produced by the Colectivo Perfil Urbano about the events in Chiapas. The video contains direct testimony from the indigenous population, men and women, about their struggle to survive on the edge, and their involvement with the EZLN. Includes interviews with Subcomandante Marcos.

  350. Los milliones [sic] de Chaflán, Rolando Aguilar et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos López "Chaflan", Emma Roldán, Joaquín Pardavé.
    Abstract: Chaflan inherits the Golden Drum Oil Co. and suddenly finds himself fabulously wealthy. He catapults from his humble existence into high society, including the courts of Europe.

  351. Los miserables, Domingo Soler et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Domingo Soler, Andres Soler, David Silva.
    Abstract: Valjean, an ex-convict, rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Javert, the fanatical police inspector, dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.

  352. Los muertos hablan, Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (67 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julian Soler, Amelia de Ilisa, Manuel Noriega.
    Abstract: A group of young medical students live together in a home for students and study together. One student named Eduardo Molino helps another with his studies and when the others make fun of a "crazy" Professor Jimeniz, he defends Jimeniz. The other students threaten to go on strike if Professor Jimeniz is not fired.

  353. Los novios, Pedro Armendáriz et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, María Félix.
    Abstract: A young Indian couple in Mexico with to marry, but they are both poor and the woman's father forbids them to see each othe. They manage to find subtle ways of communicating, while still trying to get married.

  354. Los Olvidados The Young and the damned, Arthur Mayer et al., 1 videocassette (79 min.), Sandy Hook, Conn, 1983.
    Notes: Performer Note: Roberto Cobo, Alfonso Mejia, Estela Inda
    Added Title: The young and the damned.
    Abstract: A drama located in Mexico City in which a band of youths fight for survival from poverty and starvation.

  355. Los pistolocos, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (74 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Teresa Velázquez, Alfonso Arau, Sergio Corona, Julio Aldama.
    Abstract: Isabel has backed out of four weddings immediately before they were to occur. She complains to her exasperated father that she is looking for a real man to come along before she can get serious about marriage. He makes her promise that when a "real man" does appear she will marry him. Her father's money, however, attracts only a bumbling pair of con men and gangsters. When a flamboyant cowboy appears at her posh residence, both are too proud to admit their attraction to the other, but her father makes sure he stays nearby.

  356. Los que hicieron nuestro cine, Alejandro Pelayo Rangel et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.), México?, 197.
    Notes: Added Title: Silent screen
    Added Title: Two fortunate debuts
    Added Title: Familiar melodrama.
    Abstract: Four short films dealing with Mexican cinema and cinematography, including silent films, musical films, and domestic melodramas. Each film approximatley 26 minutes long.

  357. Los que no deben nacer, Agustín P Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (131 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gustavo Rojo, Isabel Corona, Anita Blanch.

  358. Los recuerdos del porvenir, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (118 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Renato Salvatore, Daniela Rosen, Julian Pastor.
    Abstract: A military garrison arrives in town. The sons of the prominent family leave to join the revolutionaries in the countryside while the daughters fall in love with the soldiers.

  359. Los rostos del mexicano, Cesar A Rico and Alejandro de Leon, 1 videocassette, México, D.F, 1996.

  360. Los Rostros del mexicano, César A Rico Ruiz et al., 1 videocassette (52 min.), México, D. F, 1996.
    Notes: Contents: Rostros del mexicano (26 min.) -- Estres y suicidio (26 min.)
    Added Title: Estres y suicidio.
    Abstract: Los Rostros del mexicano is a panorama of the anthropologic study of the indigenous, Spanish and black races that make up the mestizos of Mexico. Estres y suicidio uses statements by survivors of suicide attempts as a starting point for discussing the depression and anxiety that are leading to more and more suicides in modern Mexico.

  361. Los Sánchez deben morir, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Javier Solís, Fernando Casanova, Lucha Villa.
    Abstract: The brothers Sánchez decide together to jilt their respective brides on the day of their joint marriage, and are even willing to fight their father and his men when they come to bring the brothers to the wedding. The two then ride to another small town to avoid the confusion, and are soon caught up in another brawl there, for which they are jailed. The fiancées catch up with them and make them promise that they will marry when they are released. The two brothers then confess to crimes they didn't commit so that they will be temporarily released, giving them and opportunity to escape once again.

  362. Los supersabios, Anuar Badin Z., Mexican Cinema Collectibles and Film Archives, and Movie-Mex International, 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.

  363. Los Tres García!, Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas et al., 1 videocassette (118 min.), Mexico D.F, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara García, Pedro Infante, Abel Salazar, Victor M. Mendoza, Marga López.
    Abstract: The adventures of the three García cousins, all in love with the same girl, and their cigar smoking grandmother, who live, fight, and love in a small Mexican town. Pedro Infante sings.

  364. Los tres Villalobos, Joaquin Cordero et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquin Cordero, Victor Parra, Raul Luzardo.
    Abstract: Nicolás, a gold miner, is bitten by a poisonous snake; he offers the doctor, Emilio, a gold nugget and promises to make him a partner in the mine if Emilio can save him. Emilio, when he finds out where the mine is, takes the map to the mine and lets Nicolás die. The doctor attends a meeting called to stop a band of outlaws who are robbing and killing people in the region; no one but Don Lino Villalobos and his sons vow to fight. Nicolás told Emilio that the mine was on the Villalobos rancho, Rancho de las Delicias; Emilio tells Don Villalobos that he will do anything for the rancho.

  365. Luna criolla una pelicula extraordinaria, Vicente Orona Brillas et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Vicente Orona, Lucy Delgado, Joaquin Pardave.
    Abstract: A young woman sings at a bar in a coastal town. After a show one night, a man approaches her, but her boyfriend, El Quetzal, who is a smuggler, fends him off. The couple would love to escape their situation, but the coast guard is stepping up their interception of smugglers and the El Quetzal's band accuses him of informing to the police.

  366. Luponini el terror de Chicago, José Bohr et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Bohr, Anita Blanch, Carlos Villatoro.
    Abstract: Luponini, a young bank teller, is in love with the bank president's daughter, but the president will not allow him to see his daughter. Luponini believes things would be different if he were rich. He makes many mistakes at work because he is so distracted with thoughts of the daughter. Things get worse when he steals a car, marries a former co-worker and loses his job. Eventually he becomes a thief.

  367. Macario, Armando Orive Alba et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Madera, Calif, 1984.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, Enrique Lucero.
    Abstract: About a man who can cure the sick, which turns out to be a curse as well as a blessing.

  368. Macu Macu, the policeman's woman, Solveig Hoogesteijn et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), New York : Latin American Video Archives, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Daniel Alvarado, María Luisa Mosquera, Frank Hernández.
    Abstract: Macu is the young, flirtatious wife of a policeman, Ismail. She has had a number of affairs with young men in the barrio where they live since the beginning of her marriage. Three of her former lovers have disappeared; both she and her husband are suspects, though no evidence links them to the disappearances. Macu is made to see her husband's jealousy, but the boys won't leave her alone until it is too late and he has erupted into rage.

  369. Madre a la fuerza, Maria Conesa et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Conesa, Alfredo del Diestro, Susana Guizar.
    Abstract: Cristina and her uncle Gustavo return to Mexico after Cristina has studied in the U.S. Years earlier, Gustavo broke the heart of Carmen, his one-time fiancee. Carmen's nephew, Arturo, returns to her house after traveling. When Cristina collides with a tree in the car given her by her uncle, Arturo helps her out; in return Gustavo invites him for dinner. Gustavo hints that he is still in love with Carmen.

  370. Madre querida, Luisa María Morales et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luisa María Morales, Alberto Martí, Antonio Licega.
    Abstract: Manuel and Avela are two young lovers forced to separate because Manuel's father forces him to marry someone else. While Avela raises a son alone, Manuel grows richer and raises his own son after his wife dies. Both boys end up good friends in the same school, until Avela's son is falsely accused of starting a fire and is sent to military school.

  371. La malcasada, V Saiso Piquer et al., 1 videocassette (92 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Elena Marques, Carlos Cores, Carlos Navarro.
    Abstract: Elena is a prostitute who sings in a cabaret, working for a violent and manipulative man who leaves her lying in the street one night, unconscious. She is taken to the home of a wealthy and generous man with whose daughter she was a schoolmate. Don Manuel allows Elena to stay as long as she wishes, and when his son Gerardo returns for the navy, he and Elena fall in love. One day, however, they run into Elena's old pimp, who feigns attraction to Gerardo's sister in order to get closer. The truth about Elena's past is soon revealed, and while Gerardo is away in the navy, she must contend with her pimp.

  372. Mano a mano, Ramón Peon et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Peon.

  373. La maquinaria del fraude, Carlos Mendoza and Canal 6 de Julio (Mexico), 1 videocassette (40 min.), México, D.F, 1994.

  374. Maravilla del toreo, Conchita Cintron et al., 1 videocassette (109 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Conchita Cintron, Pepe Ortiz, Florencio Castello.
    Abstract: Rosita loves playing with the bulls on her father's hacienda, much to her father's disapproval, though his Spanish employee, Curro, who watches over the young lady, encourages her to work with the bulls. A famous Mexican bullfighter, Pepe Morera, is about to return and everyone is bustling to ready the hacienda. When he arrives, Enrique, a young friend of Rosita's father, is suspicious of Morera because he is low class and seems to be attracted to Rosita.

  375. Marcos historia y palabra, Cristián Calónico and Producciones Marca Diablo, 1 videocassette (90 min.), México, 1996.
    Abstract: In this video "Subcomandante Insurgente" Marcos describes his arrival in la Selva Lacandona, his first contacts with the indigenous population there, through the formation of the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation), and the prospects of negotiation with the federal government. The participation of the women during this period is also examined; they speak of the fall of socialist countries, their hopes, and the future of their children.

  376. Marcos, Marcos el mundo Indigena : rebelión en Chiapas : in memoriam a Guillermo Bonfil, creador de México profundo, Oscar Menéndez et al., 1 videocassette (58 min.), Mexico, 1994.
    Notes: Contents: Antes de la Conquista -- Conquista y Colonia -- Los Indios del norte los Tarahumaras -- Mexico Barbaro 1909 / J.K. Turner -- Los profesionales de la esperanza
    Performer Note: Narración, Claudio Brook.
    Abstract: A documentary about the Indigenous people of Mexico and the violence against them from the days of colonialism to the present times.

  377. Mare Nostrum, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez et al., 1 videocassette (82 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: María Félix, Fernando Rey, Guillermo Marín.
    Abstract: In the opening days of World War II a Spanish ship captain puts into Naples for repairs and falls in love with a beautiful woman who may be a German spy. Through her, his ship, the Mare Nostrum, is drawn into the war.

  378. Mariá Candelaria, Agustin J Fink et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Madera, Calif, 1984.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dolores Del Río, Pedro Armendariz, Alberto Galán.
    Abstract: "The story of a girl who is not accepted into society because of her mother's past."--External container.

  379. María Christina, Ramón Pereda et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Anonieta Pons, Carlos Cores, Prudencía Grifell, Che Reyes.
    Abstract: Maria Christina dances the mambo in an unsophisticated night club to earn money for the care of her ailing grandmother, for whom she cannot afford a doctor. A concerned friend convinces a young physician to see the grandmother free of charge, but while he is in the nightclub, he ends up fighting with a drunken customer and Maria Christina is fired. Rather than let her starve, the doctor employs her in his home as his personal secretary.

  380. María de los Angeles Moreno el filo de la inteligencia, María de los Angeles Moreno U., Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (56 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, María de los Angeles; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician María de los Angeles; who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  381. Maria del mar, Fernando Soler et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Arenas, Victor Manuel Mendoza.
    Abstract: A little girl is left on a fisherman's boat in a small coastal town in Veracruz. The fisherman believes she must be from somewhere else because she had blue eyes--unlike anyone in town. Her pendent says she is named María; the fisherman and his wife call her Ma ria del Mar to distinguish her from their daughter, also named Ma ria.

  382. María Elena, Raphael J Sevilla et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carmen Guerrero, J.J. Martínez Casado, Adolfo Girón, Beatriz Ramos.
    Abstract: The fisherman Rogelio is in love with the beautiful María Elena, who becomes smitten with Gonzalo Peralta, the new director of the cannery. Rogelio escapes his pain aboard a ship. During his adventures, he assists in capturing an island inhabited by women warriors and securing a treasure of pearls. On his return to the village, he comforts María Elena moments before she passes away.

  383. Maria Magdalena, Miguel Contreras Torres et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Medea de Novara, Luis Alcoriza, Luana Alcañiz.
    Abstract: A retelling of the story of Mary Magdalen. Prince Ajolep of Egypt has stolen an emerald from a god and takes it to Galilee to offer it to his beloved Magdalena. She is unsatisfied with the jewel, but lusts after its power. With the ring, she seems to be an evil and sinful woman, but she finds herself wanting to hear Jesus without understanding why.

  384. Mariana, mariana, Alberto Isaac et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Chicago, Ill, 1989?
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendáriz, Elizabeth Aguilar, Saby Kamalich.
    Abstract: A dramatic and emotional film about an adolescent boy's first sentimental experience with a prostitute.

  385. Martín Garatuza, Juan José et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Leopoldo Ortin, Juan José, Martinez Casado.
    Abstract: An outlaw seeks to restore the name of the woman he loves. Her name is hated because long before she was born, her grandmother and sisters were accused of being witches and subsequently tortured and killed.

  386. Mas fuerte aue el amor, Jorge Mistral et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Mistral, Miroslava, Nestor Barbosa.
    Abstract: A rich entrepreneur's daughter and one of his employees cannot seem to avoid each other. Both proud and stubborn, they antagonize each other despite their mutual attraction. Even after they are forced to marry, they are unable to reconcile their difference.

  387. Maternidad impossible, Maria Elena Marqués et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Elena Marques, Armando Calvo, Emilia Guiu.
    Abstract: A group of civilians are on a bus escaping the civil war in Spain. The bus goes off the side of the road while trying to avoid artillery fire. In the accident, a boy is separated from his mother after one of the other passengers, Benita, snatches him to safety, thinking his mother dead. She is only unconscious and when she comes to, the doctor tells her that Benita and her son are on the other side of the front. The doctor falls in love with her and pledges to do what he can to retrieve her son.

  388. Me ha besado un hombre!, María Elena Márquez et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Abel Salazar, Maria Elena Marqués, Andres Soler.
    Abstract: A young man is forced to disguies herself as her brother in order to escape Europe during World War II. After obtaining a construction job, using the same disguise, she has to deal with the awkwardness of living among other men.

  389. Memorias de un Mexicano, Salvador Toscano et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Madera, Calif, 1985?
    Abstract: "A ... documentary - considered one of the first films ever produced in Mexico - on the key events and figures of the Mexican Revolution from 1904 to 1924 .... Capturing the flavor and reality of war-torn Mexico during one of the most important revolutions in Latin American history, 'Memorias' presents the political and military upheaval that shaped present-day Mexico using exclusive authentic footage. It also depicts the women's role in Mexico during this period."--Publisher's flyer.

  390. Menores de edad, Miguel D Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Abel Salazar, Rosita Quintana, Emperatriz Carbajal.
    Abstract: Rosa is a twenty year old student at a boarding school who likes to cause trouble. She and two friends, in admiration of a young radio announcer for a children's performance hour, go to see his show one day. Rosa decides to pose as a young girl and perform as a way of impressing this Absalom. Just days later she runs into him on a train and the two are forced to share a compartment, with Rosa carrying on her deceptive act. Absalom finds himself attracted to Rosa, yet at the same time disgusted with himself. Rosa even pretends to have a young boyfriend to make Absalom jealous.

  391. Mentiras piadosas, Jacobo Feldman et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Delia Casanova, Alonso Echanove, Ernesto Yañez.

  392. México en la obra de Octavio Paz, Mario Lavista et al., 6 videocassettes (VHS) (685 min.), Mexico, 1989.
    Notes: Contents: 1. El laberinto de la soledad. Mesoamérica y Nueva España -- 2. De la independencia a la revolución. Crítica de la pirámide -- 3. Arte precolombino. Arte moderno -- 4. Re/visiones: la pintura mural. Arte contemporáneo -- 5. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, o Las trampas de la fe. Poesía moderna: los fundadores -- 6. Los contemporáneos. Itinerario poético.

  393. México nunca duerme, Alejandro Galindo et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Prudéncia Grifell, Aurora Alvarado, Antonio Badu.
    Abstract: A young couple decide to explore Mexico City's late night club scene. The young woman's elderly and naive aunt, worried about her niece's whereabouts, visits various nightclubs in search of her niece. Unaware of the danger she's in, she goes from nightclub to nightclub, entangling herself in an underground crime ring.

  394. Mextizos 500 años después, Irma Avila Pietrasanta et al., 1 videocassette (50 min.), México, D.F, 1992.
    Abstract: Describes the mestizo culture of Mexico, a combination of their Spanish and Native American heritage.

  395. Mi Lupe y mi caballos, Carlos Toussaint et al., 1 videocassette (70 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Fernández, María Luisa Zea, Julio Villarreal.

  396. Mi madrecita, Francisco Elias et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara García, Julian Soler, Julieta Palavicini.
    Abstract: An elderly mother lives alone in the countryside, seldom seeing her children. Her son Julio continually writes to ask for money to finance his career search in New York. She gives him so much money that she is forced to leave home to stay with her other children in Mexico City. She arrives at her daughter's house, yet leaves when she hears that her daughter's husband isn't happy with her staying with them. She then visits her son at his office, but he is preoccupied and sends her off in his car. She gradually gives up on receiving attention from her children.

  397. Mi mujer necesita marido, Rolando Aguilar et al., 1 videocassette (92 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Celia D'Alarcon, Carlos Cores, Flor Silvestre.
    Abstract: Cora is a beautiful woman married to Rafael, a bread-maker. Frustrated with the relaxed state of her marriage, Cora decides to cultivate an image of herself as a "femme fatale." Rafael is unable to understand her enigmatic behavior: she brings together different men she knows and waits until they begin to fight over petty things. Rather than becoming jealous as Cora expected, Rafael is simply frustrated, and leaves her temporarily with her dueling men.

  398. Mi niño, mi caballo y yo, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Quintana, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Evita Muõz, Carlos Martínez Baena Sr.
    Abstract: A firebrand nun at a rodeo is appalled by the treatment of one of the horses, so she races out on the field and convinces its owner to give the horse to her. Such uncharacteristic behavior continues despite the initial disapproval of the rest of her convent. Next, she decides to take on the raising of a young boy because his adoptive father is single and reluctant to spend very much time with the boy. Other nuns, at first uncomfortable, gradually accept her active strategy.

  399. Mí papa tuvo la culpa, José Diaz Morales et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Meche Barba, Tony Aguilar, Oscar Pulido.
    Abstract: Luis is a young producer for a television station in Mexico City, and is very popular with the woman in his office. When Pilar, a dancer soon to be filmed by the station, visits the office with her aunt, she and Luis are immediately enraptured with each other. Luis b2 s father enters, and realizing that Pilar is his daughter by another woman, tries to keep them separated. His efforts cannot overcome their attraction, though, and Luis and Pilar soon meet and are married privately, to the extreme dismay of the office women. Upon learning of the marriage from Luis, his father is infuriated.

  400. Mi último tango, Luis Cesar Amadori et al., 1 videocassette, Mexico, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara Montiel, Maurice Ronet, Isabel Garcés.
    Abstract: A light and lively musical comedy in which Marta is forced by events to impersonate a famous Spanish singer in Argentina, eventually finding romance with her own impresario, and friendship with a new-born star who would later become "King of the Tango" in his country.

  401. La miel se fué de la luna, Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara García, Alma Rosa Aguirre, Abel Salazar.
    Abstract: Before Pablo marries Mimi, he tells his girlfriend, Africa (who thinks his name is Ricardo--Pablo's best friend's name) that he is leaving for a long trip, but instead stays to marry Mimi. After some time passes during which Pablo has done his best to damage his marriage to Mimi, she is all the more resolute to keep their marriage together. By chance, Mimi and Africa meet and exchange stories of their respective mates, who are in fact one man. When Africa returns home with Mimi, Pablo must play and elaborate game to protect his two identities.

  402. Milagros de San Martin de Porres, Rafael Baledón et al., 1 videocassette (92 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lorena Vazquez, Roberto Cañedo, Rosa de Castilla.
    Abstract: Traumatized by the death of her mother during childhood, Cecilia has been blind ever since. Though her father pays respected doctors to treat her, none are able to reverse the problem. Cecilia is visited occasionally by a shepherd named Mariano, who listens to her problems and befriends her. A female friend of her father's visits from the city and immediately convinces Cecilia's father to marry her, and before long he has modified his will in her favor. Cecilia soon discovers, though, that this woman is slowly poisoning her father. Helpless, she calls upon Mariano.

  403. Mis hijos, Sara García et al., 1 videocassette (73 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara García, Andres Soler, Gustavo Rojo.
    Abstract: When her husband dies in a train crash, María is shocked into amnesia and sent to a sanitorium; her children are cared for by a family friend who is a doctor. Upon being released from the sanitorium, María attacks and kills a drunken man who was taunting her. Still mentally unstable, she is sent to jail for twenty years, regaining her memory only when she leaves prison and travels by train through an unfamiliar world. She sets about finding the doctor and her now grown children.

  404. Mis manos, Julio C Cahero et al., 1 videocassette (128 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Bruno Rey, Carlos León, Sadi Dupeyron.
    Abstract: An older man is in a tragic accident, and he ends up at the doctor's office with blood all over his hands and his body. The doctor puts him out with gas and thus begins a long flashback story about his wife and sons, a story filled with pain and discontent. He had earned his wife Acassia with money; they had two sons, Adrián and Julian. However, it is because of these three people in his life that he ends up in the hospital, to reconsider his life and what is left of the love for his sons.

  405. Mis secretarias privadas, Roberto Rodríguez Ruelas et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Cesar Romero, Lilia Prado, Rosa Carmina.
    Abstract: A young lady named Rosita becomes the private secretary of a new boss, Rafael Travesi. Immediately Rosita begins to suspect that Rafael is her godfather. However, her mother knows that he is actually her father, but tries to keep it a secret. Rosita falls in love with Rafael and they end up marrying, but only because Rafael is too scared to tell the truth to the supposed father of Rosita. When Rosita returns home to her mother early from the honeymoon, she and Rafael have decided to divorce. However, this changes, too, when Rosita's mother reveals the actual truth: that Rosita is not Rafael's daughter either; so the couple returns to Acapulco to have a real honeymoon.

  406. Misión cumplida, Gilberto Martínez Solares et al., 1 videorecording (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, José Gálvez, Adalberto Martinez "Resortes.".
    Abstract: A group of people from a poor neighborhood play a trick on their friend Resortes who claims he is so unafraid of anything that he goes to cemeteries to play soccer with the skeletons. Resortes' compadre pretends to be dead and then talks to him. Resortes gets mad and beats his compadre, thinking he is a ghost; a huge fight erupts and they are all taken to the police department.

  407. Misterio del rostro palido, Juan Bustillo Oro et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Beatríz Rámos, Joaquín Busquets, Carlos Vilarias.
    Abstract: A father and son team of scientists perform experiments on human subjects who die horribly deformed. The two servants become scared when they hear screams and tell of the screams to another doctor, a friend of the the scientists. The father aks his friend to handle his affairs while he goes on a long journey. Reluctantly, the son accompanies his father and they continue their experiments far away from suspicious eyes and ears.

  408. La monja Alferez, Maruja Grifell et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Cibrian, Maria Felix, Maruja Grifell.
    Abstract: A 17th century woman, imprisoned for fighting in a bar, recounts her past to a priest. She tells of her father teaching her how to fence, of being sent to a convent by her aunt when her father died, of escaping by dressing as a man, and of her life as a man after the escape.

  409. La morena de mi copla, Fernando A Rivero et al., 1 videocassette (81 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Conchita Martinez, Abel Salazar, Alberto Galan.
    Abstract: A mother and her daughter, Troni, are on their way to Cordoba, Spain, when they are stopped by two policemen who accuse them of having stolen the burro they are riding. When the women refuse to cooperate, the police drag them off, but two men witness the arrest and vow to help because they are struck by Troni's great beauty.

  410. Morir de pie, Rafael Baledón et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Victor Parra, Silvia Derbéz, Jaime Fernández.
    Abstract: The rich daughter of an army general falls in love with an outlaw and rebel named Rogelio Mendoza. They live together briefly in his hideaway in the wilderness, and soon she is pregnant with his son. He takes her back to her home and forces her to stay. The son is born, she marries a military man, and Rogelio disappears from her life. Years later, when Rogelio is the leader of the revolution, the son he never met, now a captain in the army, is captured by Rogelio's forces. When Rogelio learns this, he allows his son to be freed, without explanation. When he returns to his mother, the young man has many questions to ask about the mysterious Rogelio.

  411. Muchachas de uniforme, Marga López et al., 1 videocassette (101 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marga Lopez, Alicia Caro, Rosaura Revueltas.
    Abstract: A new student at a convernt school for girls must adjust to its rules, learning to read and write while trying to make friends.

  412. Muchachos impacientes, Julio Saraceni et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marco Antonio Muñiz, Emily Cranz.

  413. La Mujer de todos, Julio Bracho et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Los Angeles, Calif., 1990.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Felix, Armando Calvo, Gloria Lynch, Alberto Galan, Arturo Soto Rangel.
    Abstract: Set in Madrid and Mexico in the early part of this century, the film tells the story of a seductress for whom men are willing to kill each other.

  414. La mujer del puerto the woman of the port, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (111 min.), Mexico.
    Notes: Performer Note: Patrica Reyes Spindola, ALejandro Parodi, Evangelina Sosa, Damian Alcazar.
    Abstract: In Veracruz, Perla works in a sordid cabaret, performing and prostituting herself to sailors. An ill sailor called "El Marro," who has jumped ship, stumbles into the cabaret and faints when he is taken on stage to be in Perla's act. He stays the rest of the night and ends up hiding out from his captain. He and Perla fall in love, but her mother and the brothel owner want to get rid of him. Perla's mother informs El Marro" that he is her long lost son and Perla is his sister.

  415. La mujer sin alma, Rafael Ceballos et al., 1 videocassette (130 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio Badu, Carlos Martinez Baena, Chela Campos.
    Abstract: An attractive young woman is introduced to high society by her wealthy godfather. Coming from a humble background, she is envious of the upper class. At one of the gala events, she meets a man whom she thinks will be her ticket to enjoying the flamboyant lifestyle of her rich friends.

  416. Mujeres que trabajan, Julio Bracho et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Quintana, Columba Domínguez, Alberto Carriere.

  417. , 10 videocassettes, Mexico, 1999?
    Notes: Contents: Su verdad / Rosa Luz Alegria -- El filo de la inteligencia / Ma. De Los Moreno -- El imperativo moral / Elisa Benavides -- El poder de lo suave / Dulce Maria Sauri -- Los limites del poder / Beatriz Paredes -- El humor del poder /Silvia Hernandez -- La audacia / Elba Esther Gordillo -- Abriendo brecha / Griselda Alvarez -- La manzana prohibida del poder / Rosario Robles -- La perseverancia / Amalia Garcia.

  418. Mujeres y toros, Juan José Segura et al., 1 videocassette (76 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marina Tamayo, Emilio Tuero. Carlos Orellana.
    Abstract: When Carmen, the rich daughter of a ranch owner, visits her father's land, Pepe is unimpressed. As a simple, proud cowboy, he finds her snootiness annoying. However, he is attracted to her and when some poorer employees openly mock her, he defends her in a fist-fight. The next day he rescues Carmen from a runaway horse whose bridle had been cut in an attempt to hurt her, and the two are soon in love. Financial pressures on her father's estate force Carmen to accept the hand of one of her father's associates in marriage and Pepe is crushed by the news.

  419. Muñecas peligrosas, Rafael Baledón et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Casanova, Emily Cranz, Armando Silvestre.
    Abstract: A young law enforcement official and his team of commando sidekick women are assigned by the authorities to apprehend a mobster who operates a high-tech facility that can vaporize humans. The facility is incomplete, however, and the conspirators lack a formula known by a professor that would complete their designs. They kidnap the professor, who refuses to give up the formula. In the meantime, the women plan an intricate attack on the facility to put a final end to the danger posed by this mob boss.

  420. Musica, mujeres y amor, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miroslava, Ramón Armengod, Jorge "Che" Reyes.
    Abstract: A young woman has been sent on a cruise to the Caribbean by her father, who is the owner of the ship, so she will stay away from her boyfriend; she gets into a love-hate relationship with the director of the orchestra. Their lives collide with those of the other passengers: a silent drunk, two Spanish detectives, and several others.

  421. Músico, poeta y loco, Germán Valdés et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), México, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tin Tan, Marcelo Chávez, Meche Barba, Beatriz Ramos.
    Abstract: Presents the songs, dances and comic routines and antics of the Mexican comedian Tin Tan.

  422. Naná, Miguel Angel Ferriz et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Chela Castro, Miguel Angel Ferriz, Lupe Velez.

  423. Nazarin, Luis Buñuel et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Madera, Calif, 1984.
    Notes: Performer Note: Francisco Rabal, Marga López, Rita Maceda, Ignacio López Tarao.
    Abstract: A priest is forced to leave the priesthood because of his association with two women who then follow him across the countryside.

  424. No basta ser madre, Ramón Peon, Latin Nostalgia (Firm), and Movie-Mex International, 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.

  425. No desearás la mujer de tu hijo, Pedro Infante et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Infante, Fernando Soler, Andrés Soler, Carmen Molina, Amanda del Llano
    Added Title: Oveja negra.
    Abstract: After the death of Bilbiana, the repentant Cruz locks himself up in his room with his pistol, his dog and his mezcal determined to starve himself. Silvano is forced to pay the mortgage by selling his recently deceased other's earrings. His former fiancee has married Régulo. Cruz recovers under the coquetishness of the maid's granddaughter and goes out on a drunk. Silvano is furious but also joins him getting drunk and sings and cries with his father. They pick a fight with some strangers in the bar. Mindlessly drunk back home, they cry in front of Bilbiana's portrait and promise never to replace her. Cruz declares himself his son's friend. Silvano falls in love with Josefa but Cruz mistakenly believes she loves him. Discovering she is to marry Silvano, he forces his son to kneel in front of him and beg forgiveness and renounce Josefa.

  426. La noche de los Mayas, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (101 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Córdova, Stella Inda, Isabela Corona.
    Abstract: A group of partially acculturated Mayans have decided to live apart from Mexican society in their own villages. Uz, a young man, and Loh, his beloved, go to a sacred place to ask the gods if their marriage will be blessed. While they are talking to the gods, Loh sees a white man. Soon more whites appear, in search of Zapotes. The Mayans agree to let them take a piece of the Zapote tree in return for leaving them alone.

  427. La noche del asesino, Carlos Aured et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fabiola Falcón, Paul Nachy, Maritza Olivares.

  428. La noche violente, José María Fernández Unsain et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Enrique Lizalde, Jacqeline Andere, Luis Aldás.
    Abstract: An employee in a slaughterhouse fights with and kills another employee and then flees. After evading police for the day, he ends up outside the opulent home of a middle-aged man and his young wife, who is deaf and dumb. He enters the house and tells the couple to cooperate with his demands. The older man tries to get a gun from a drawer, the two men fight, and the husband is shot in the scuffle. The fugitive drags the body outside and proceeds to prepare himself for escape, keeping the woman with him in the house. However the man outside revives himself, unbeknownst to the young fugitive.

  429. La noche y tú, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette, Montevideo, Uruguay, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Hugo del Carril, Gloria Marín, Beatriz Ramos.

  430. Nos veremos en el cielo, Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Armengod, Ana Bertha Lepe, Rodolfo Landa, Andrés Soler.
    Abstract: Ricardo and Sylvia have been in love for several years despite both being married--Sylvia to Ricardo's best friend. In light of this circumstance, they decide to be "comrades" while remaining married to their current spouses. Soon thereafter, both are killed by an accident with two drunken truck drivers. They meet in heaven, where they are married and given a large suite with a window to Earth. Sylvia is revived in an operation only minutes after she died, however, leaving Ricardo alone in heaven.

  431. Nosotros, Fernando A Rivero et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ricardo Montalbán, Emilia Guiu ; Esther Lugín.
    Abstract: It is New Year's Eve in Mexico City. Martha is sitting with her date in a night club. He forces her to drink and abuses her further when they reach her apartment after leaving the club, but a thief, Armando, saves her. Later, she happens upon Armando again as he is being dragged away by the police. She convinces them to let him go because he hasn't committed any crime. Armando warns her not to become friends with him because he is too low class for her.

  432. Nosotros los pobres, Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Infante (Pepe, el Toro); Evita Muñoz; Carmen Montejo; Blanca Estela Pavón (Celia, La Romántica); Miguel Inclán; Carmen Montejo (La Tísica); Katy Jurado; Pedro de Urdimalas.
    Abstract: The humble and widowed Pepe El Toro (Infante), the village carpenter, is the father of Chachita, fiancé of Celia, and brother of a sick prostitute. The rich Montes, who wants Celia, has Pepe falsely accused of the murder of a money lender and sent to prison. Everything Pepe owns is repossessed including his mother's wheel chair. Pepe escapes from prison and after seeing his daughter be rude to the prostitute, tells Chachita that she is her real mother and he's not her father. Chachita embraces her hospitalized mother who promptly dies. Pepe's mother dies shortly thereafter. Returned to prison, Pepe discovers the real murderer and plucks out his eye to make him confess. He's released from prison and marries Celia.

  433. Nostradamus, el genio de las tinieblas, Federico Curiel et al., 1 videocassette (79 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: German Robles, Julio Alemán, Domingo Soler.
    Abstract: In tracking the elusive but powerful Nostradamus, a professor, his assistant Antonio, and a scientist named Igor learn of a hidden document that contains the key to his power of the mind. By manipulating the mind of Antonio, Nostradamus finds the document first and burns alive its keeper and old witch. He then compels Antonio to attack Igor, who realizes how Nostradamus operates and uses the same mind manipulation to learn of Nostradamus's hideout and to confront him. Igor is killed, but Antonio and the professor gain valuable clues to how Nostradamus could be subdued.

  434. La novia del mar, Gilberto Marinez S., Latin Nostalgia (Firm), and Movie-Mex International, 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.

  435. Novias impacientes, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Casanova, Tere Velazquez, Rosa Ma. Vázquez.
    Abstract: A young man who works in an auto factory is waiting in his apartment for his girlfriend to arrive when a neurotic woman enters and tries to seduce him. Soon her boyfriend arrives with a gun, and then the man's girlfriend shows up, and is soon under the impression that her boyfriend is cheating on her. The whole affair is determined to be a practical joke, but the young couple decides to strike back on those behind the prank, and before long a group of friends are continually playing jokes on one another. As they become close, though, they begin to pair off into three couples that decide to marry.

  436. Nuestras raíces musicales, Nacho Mendez, Musifilm (Firm), and ILCE (Institute), 10 videocassettes (577 min.), México, D.F, 1997.
    Notes: Performer Note: Hosted by Nacho Méndez
    Contents: Vol. 1. Joaquín Pardavé, Tata Nacho -- v.2. Chuchu Monge, Agustín Lara -- v.3. Trova Yucateca I and II -- v.4. Trova Yucateca III and IV -- v.5. Anónimos, Dominio Público -- v.6. Revolución Mexicano, Cielito Lindo -- v.7. Nostalgia, Arreglos musicales -- v.8. Las Primeras Canciones, Despedida -- v.9. Alfonso Esparza Oteo, Los Panchos -- v.10. Gonzalo Curiel, Pepe Guizar.
    Abstract: A history of 20th century Mexican popular song.

  437. Nuestras vidas, Ramón Peón et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Antonieta Pons, Carlos Cores, Prudéncia Grifell, Julio Peña.
    Abstract: A struggling artist's sculpture lacks inspiration and vitality until the artist meets a well-known nightclub entertainer. When he falls in love with her, he finds his inspiration in her and creates a masterpiece. The dancer, however, has a secret that threatens to destroy their relationship.

  438. Nuestro juramento Julio Jaramillo, Alfredo Gurrola et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Martín Cortés, Alicia Encinas, Laura Zapata.
    Abstract: Julio Jaramillo is a world-famous. He has just finished one of his amazing concerts when his heart begins to fail him. He is cooped up in a hospital while hordes of people await his recovery outside. Slowly he relives his life through flashback dreams: a girl neighbor who used to live near Julio when he was a boy keeps appearing in his life, his first wife leaves him, he has a happy life of women, success.

  439. Nunca debieron amarse, Ramón Peon et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Victor Manuel Mendoza, Martha Roth, Andres Soler.

  440. Ofrenda, Francisco Reiguera et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos López Moctezuma, Carmelita Gonzalez, Agustín Isunza.
    Abstract: A young lady named Ofelia is an excellent English tutor studying for her doctorate in chemistry. However, she comes down with a disease of the eyes and loses her sight. The only way to be cured is to be operated on with a cornea transplant. The eye doctor's wife tragically dies and as a last request, asks that her eyes are used for Ofelia, the tutor of her daughter. The doctor carries out her wish, the surgery goes well for Ofelia, and eventually she gets her doctorate. However, the doctor's daughter comes down with polio. In a successful effort to save the child's life, Ofelia contracts the polio virus. She then swears to spend the rest of her life searching for a vaccine.

  441. Ojos de Juventud, Elsa Aguirre et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Elsa Aguirre, Pedro Vargas ; Miguel Angel Ferriz.
    Abstract: A successful, middle aged theater performer takes a young, attractive, homeless woman into his aparmtment to save her from poverty. They marry, but it soon becomes apparant that she is using him to gain a job in show business.

  442. Ojos tapatios, Boris Maicon et al., 1 videocassette (60 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Vélez, Esther Fernández, Emma Roldán.

  443. Oro y Plata, Ramón Peón et al., 1 videocassette (82 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carmen Guerrero, Adolfo Girón, Alfredo del Diestro.
    Abstract: A successful Mexican businessman sends his lazy, playboy son, Ruban, to oversee a mining operation in northern Mexico. While in the mining community, the son becomes involved with Maruca, the daughter of a highly respected man of the community. After promising marry her, Ruben leaves town, disgracing Maruca and her father.

  444. Oscar Chávez en Juchitán, Oscar Chávez and Ediciones Pentagrama, S.A. de C.V, 1 videocassette (45 min.), México, p1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Performed by Oscar Chávez with instrumental acc
    Event Note: Recorded live, Juchitán, Oaxaca, May 20, 1996
    Contents: Presentacion La Juanita -- La Tortuga -- Son del ombligo -- La guanabana -- Naila -- Xquenda -- El abuelo -- La llorona --Zandunga.

  445. La otra, Roberto Gavaldón et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dolores Del Rio, Victor Junco, Agustin Irusta.
    Abstract: A woman decides to kill her rich and uncaring twin sister and assume her identity in an attempt to escape poverty.

  446. La otra cara del progreso, Irma Avila Pietrasanta et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), México, D.F, 199-.
    Notes: Added Title: Pequeños es hermoso
    Added Title: Que permanezca la tierra.
    Abstract: La otra cara del progreso (30 min.) describes environmental problems associated with Mexican cities. Lo pequeño es hermosa (30 min.) describes appropriate technology. Que permanezca la tierra describes environmental problems in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  447. Otra primavera, Libertad Lamarque et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Libertad Lamarque, Ernesto Alonso, Rodolfo Usigli.
    Abstract: With the death of his wife, María Amparo, Arturo is free to marry the dynamic Amelia, by whom he has already had two children. When the four of them move into his house with the young girl, María Amparo and Arturo's daughter, the two families have trouble merging into one. Amelia recalls how she met Arturo, tried to resist his charm, but fell in love with him anyway, and then attempted to avoid scandal when they were together.

  448. La Oveja negra, Pedro Infante et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Infante, Fernando Soler, Amanda del Llano, Andrés Soler, Dalia Iñíguez, Virginia Serret, Amelia Wilhelmi.
    Abstract: Pedro interpreta al hijo abnegado que tiene que soportar las inclemencias de su autoritario padre. Pedro plays a neglected son who must endure the tyrannies of his authoritarian father.

  449. Padre de mas de cuatro, Leopoldo Ortín et al., 1 videocassette (112 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Leopoldo Ortin, Sara García, Alfredo del Diestro.
    Abstract: Juan León, a worker on El Rancho Grando, returns home from a cockfight after his rooster lost. Mara Lupe, the daughter of the hacienda patrón, and her aunt, Doña Gertrudis, return from a trip to the U.S. and Europe. Juan León is excited to see her and makes a great effort to make himself presentable--an unusual event--but when María Lupe appears, she doesn't even notice him. Later, he must accompany her on a horse ride and she asks him if he likes any women; he replies that he loves only his mother.

  450. Padre mercader, Luis Améndolla et al., 1 videocassette (51 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Eduardo Vivas, Blanca Erbeya, Margarita Cortés.

  451. Palillo Vargas heredia, Carlos Véjar et al., 1 videocassette (64 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jesús Martínez (Palillo), Florencio Castello, Manuel Arvide.
    Abstract: Palillo, a poor dishwasher in a small restaurant, gets in a fight with the head chef one night while drunk. He is seen by some important customers, who decide that Palillo would make an excellent comedic act during the bullfights that they sponsor. They get him to sign a contract while he is still drunk. Although by the next morning Polillo remembers nothing of the entire arrangement, he is made ready for the event and sent into the ring.

  452. Pasión Jarocha, Carlos Véjar et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Victor Manuel Mendoza, Irma Torres.
    Abstract: In a small Mexican fishing and farming town, Rosalinda meets Hugo during the annual festival, and both are attracted to each other. Because of the rumors spread by a woman named Julia, however, Rosalinda b2 ss brother becomes opposed to a relationship between Rosalinda and Hugo, and takes an active role in trying to prevent it. Several fights break out between the men of the town over the issue, and Hugo is made to look overzealous. The couple finally resorts to meeting covertly at night; yet the possibility of their ever uniting grows slim as hostilities continue.

  453. Patrulla de valientes, Sergio Vejar et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Alberto Vazquez, Rosa María Vazquez, Hector Suarez.

  454. Payasadas de la vida, Miguel Zacariás et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Manuel Medel, Ramón Pereda, Gloria Morel.
    Abstract: A clown in the circus is in love with his trapeze artist, a young woman named Gloria. When a young banking executive begins to pay her a great deal of attention, she forgets about the clown entirely, and spends her time with the banker in nightclubs and fancy restaurants. Years later, when the clown's daughter wishes to marry the banker's son, the banker refuses, saying there will be a conflict of interest. The clown swallows his pride and visits his old rival, with the hope of changing his mind.

  455. La Pelicula del rey, Ulises Dumont et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.), Mexico, 199.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ulises Dumont, Julio Chavez, Villanueva Cosse, Roxana Berco.
    Abstract: The story of a movie director engaged in shooting a film about Orille Antoine de Tournes, a solicitor, who went to the south of Argentina and Chile to be proclaimed, until 1860, King of Araucania and Patagonia. A parallel is established between the passions of the director and his character and the hard conditionings of reality of each of them.

  456. Pepe el Toro, Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas et al., 1 videocassette (109 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Infante, Blanca Estela Pavón, Evita Muñoz, Joaquín Cordero, Amanda del Llano, Irma Dorantes, Fernando Soto "Mantequilla," Armando Velasco, Pedro Elviro, Juan Orraca, Wolf Rubinski, Guillermo Hernández
    Added Title: Nostros los pobres
    Added Title: Ustedes los ricos.
    Abstract: The culmination of the most famous trilogy of Pedro Infante, following "Nosotros los pobres" and "Ustedes los ricos". "Pepe el Toro" offers the dramatic conclusion to the live of the legendary hero of Mexican cinema.

  457. Pepita Jimenez, Rosita Diaz Jimeno et al., 1 videocassette (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Diaz Jimeno, Ricardo Montalban ; Manolo Noriega.
    Abstract: A young priest returns to his hometown to find that the residents are making a mockery of sacred religious rites, including those of marriage and death. Contrary to his preachings, he falls in love with the most beautiful woman in town arter her decrepit old husband dies of natural causes.

  458. Perjura, Jorge Negrete et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 97 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Marina Tamayo, Sara Garcia.
    Abstract: Luis, a young man, is about to arrive home after 3 year's absence. Doña Rosa, his aunt, and two cousins are waiting for him, as is Mercedes, the daughter of a man who manages several houses owned by Doña Rosa, who is in love with Luis. Meanwhile, a certain Captain Reyes is in love with Mercedes and Doña Rosa thinks he is a good match for her. When Luis arrives, Doña Rosa encourages him to notice her daughter, Carmen, but he has eyes only for Mercedes.

  459. La perversa, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Elsa Aguirre, Alma Rosa Aguirre, César del Campo.
    Abstract: A woman, falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man's son, is imprisoned and sent to trial. Her reputation as a gold-digging, self-interested woman gives people cause to believe that she is guilty. Sincerely pleading her innocence, she finds help from one of her old friends.

  460. Pescadores de perlas, Guillermo Calles et al., 1 videocassette (60 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Victor Manuel Mendoza, Sara García, Victoria Blanco.
    Abstract: Three brothers live on a small Mexican island in a quaint fishing community where everyone know everybody. Their names are Nacho (a.k.a. Ignacio), Ernesto, and Gustavo. One day Ignacio finds a young lady, Rosa, washed up onto the island after having survived a sunken shipwreck. Very quickly, both Ernesto and Nacho fall in love with her. On the island also lives a corrupt man who is determined to prove the worthlessness of Ignacio. One day while looking for pearls, this man steals some and while trying to get money for them, he is stopped by Gustavo, and so the man kills Gustavo to only put the blame on Ignacio. This follows a hunt to see who is guilty and who will survive.

  461. Pies de gato, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aguilar, Cesar del Campo, Dagoberto Rodríguez.
    Abstract: Juan and his grown son Marco, known as the "Pies de Gato," are bandits that steal from the rich and give to the poor. On one such conquest, they kidnap the daughter of an army official as bargaining leverage. During her captivity, the woman, Amparo, and Marco become immediately interested in each other. The official, Sr. Marques, meets with Juan to negotiate an agreement and slyly decides to take in Marco and employ him as a way of controlling the Pies de Gato. The move is only a small part of a larger plot to control all robbery and direct the riches toward himself. Marco, Juan, and Amparo become pawns in his devious scheme.

  462. Pistolas de oro, Miguel M Delgado et al., 1 videocassette (76 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luz María Aguilar, Alberto Mariscal, Enrique Lucero.
    Abstract: An infamous man known as "Pistolas de Oro" has a habit of shooting people in self-defense. In one such instance he is wounded, and visits a priest who tends his wounds. The priest explains to him that the violence in his life is unnecessary, and the man (whose real name is Felipe) resolves to change his lifestyle. He searches for honest work, but his reputation precludes his obtaining a normal job, and he ends up working for a traveling fair, using his extraordinary skills with a gun. In the fair he meets Laura, another worker, and they grow close, yet she doesn't know about his past.

  463. Planeta de las mujeres invasoras, Alfredo Ruanova et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lorena Velazquez, Elizabeth Campbell, Maura Monti
    Added Title: Gigantes planetarios.
    Abstract: A spaceship commanded by alien women lands in a fairground and replaces a spaceship ride with the real thing. When Sylvia and her date, a professional boxer, go to the fair the next evening, they are followed by men who paid the boxer to throw a fight; all of them are captured by the alien women. They are taken to Sevilla, a planet populated only by the alien women, who plan to experiment on their human prisoners.

  464. Poker de ases, Luis Aguilar et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aguilar, Antonio Badu, David Silva.
    Abstract: An elderly mother keeps tight control over her husband and four neurotic, grown sons. When a young woman visits their home, the four sons begin to compete in their own unique ways for her attention. Things get crazier when the woman's friend, married to a childish and spineless man, is introduced to the family.

  465. Popul vuh Sacred book of the Quiché Maya, Patricia Amlin and Instituto Chiapaneco de Cultura, 1 videocassette (60 min.), Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, 199.
    Abstract: Animated retelling of the Quiché myths with illustrations derived from Mayan pottery.

  466. Por el mismo camino, Alejandro Galindo et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Celia D'Alarcón, Carlos Navarro, Sara Garcia.
    Abstract: While traveling northward, an attractive young woman and her aunt offer to help a man whose car has broken down. They don't know that he is a fugitive from the law and his car is a stolen vehicle. He abandons the car and joins them. The authorities pursue the fugitive, unaware of the two women's involvement. A romance begins between the young woman and the fugitive, complicating his plan to escape the country.

  467. Por ellas aunque malpaguen, Juan Bustillo Oro et al., 1 videocassette (123 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Angel Infante, Silvia Pinal.
    Abstract: Two young women want to marry two men only for their money; they cannot stand the men otherwise--but their father dscovers the men are actually poor. Their father wants to marry them into wealth. The family exists on credit in the meantime. A wealthy young man from Jalisco falls for one of the daughters, but unfortunately, she is not the one who likes him for himself and not just his money.

  468. Por que peca la mujer, Leticia Palma et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Leticia Palma, Abel Salazar, Luis Aguilar, Cesar del Campo.
    Abstract: Magdalena is an attractive, but very poor young woman, in love with Marcelo, a struggling pianist who accompanies a band in a seedy nightclub. Through her friendship with Don Hector, a powerful mobster who takes and interest in her, Madgalena becomes a popular singer in an elegant club. Marcelo grows angry with her for the attention she gives to Don Hector, but he obtains a lucrative contract as a composer and performer, though his own success drives him a farther away from her.

  469. La posesión, Julio Bracho et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Julio Villarreal, Miroslava.
    Abstract: Two old compadres are feuding over whom is the rightful owner of a plot of land. The son of the man with the title is in love with the daughter of the other. One of the men takes possession and leaves one of his workers to guard the land. A stuggle ensues.

  470. Principio y fin, Arturo Ripstein et al., 2 videocassettes (188 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julietta Egurrola, Ernesto Laguardia, Alberto Estrella, Lucia Muñoz, Bruno Bichir.
    Abstract: When their father dies, the Boteros' life changes dramatically. After the funeral, the mother, Ignacia, decides that the fate of her three older children will be to support the "bright future" of the youngest one, Gabriel. Doing that, the mother condemnes Guama to a life into drugs; the shy and ugly Mireya will be closely knitted to a sewing machine while sensitive Nicolas shall give up his dreams of becoming a writer. Attending the fall of their siblings will be an unbearable burden to Gabriel.

  471. Pueblo sin Dios, Armando Calvo et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Armando Calvo, Antonio Badú, Leonor Llausas, Agustín Isunra.
    Abstract: In a town devoid of religion and virtue, Leonor, sorely in need of money, decides to sing in a seedy club. Meanwhile, a young priest inherits a parish with a few apathetic parishioners. When the club's owner tries to take advantage of Leonor, she goes to the priest for advice, asking him to appeal to the club owner. He and the priest soon begin to compete with each other for the virtues of the town.

  472. Que dios me perdone, Alex Phillips et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Stanford, CA, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Maria Felix, Julian Soler.

  473. Qué hacer con mis hijos?, Alberto Mariscal et al., 1 videocassette (76 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Norma Angélica, Miguel Manzano.
    Abstract: The daily life of the Santos family is one of chaos: with married children living in the household, their mother has her hands full just keeping track of her own kids. The family is thrown in further chaos one day when it is discovered that they have won the lottery, and a lengthy discussion begins as to the best use for the money. The next day, one grown son plays a joke on his married brother, placing a lipstick-covered handkerchief in his coat pocket, and throwing the brother's wife into hysteria. A full day of explanation is required to rectify the matter. Such adventures continue day after day in the active household.

  474. Que hago con la criatura?, Ramón Peón et al., 1 videocassette (69 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Leopoldo Ortin, Gloria Morell, Ramón Armengod.
    Abstract: After having been evicted from his apartment, a humble man seeks refuge in any place possible in a small Mexican town. Upon waking up in a deserted building, he discovers an abandoned child along with a large sum of money and instructions on what to do with the child. Feeling a sense of obligation, he decides to look after the child and later is forced to be the child's guardian when he becomes caught in a kidnapping scheme.

  475. Que haremos con Papa?, Rafael Baledón et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Aruturo de Córdova, Marga Lopez, César Costa.
    Abstract: Sr. Gomez, an executive in a Mexican brewery, leads a complicated life. He has two wives, neither of whom knows about the other. His two sons, one by each of the wives, both work at the brewery and pursue the same girl in an endless display of machismo. The girl leads them both to believe she is interested in them, and the competition continues. Things get particularly difficult when the wives meet and manage not to discover their common husband; however, the charade cannot continue indefinitely.

  476. Que viene mi marido!, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Arturo de Cordova, Joaquin Pardavé, Domingo Soler.
    Abstract: An older man returns to Mexico after traveling throughout the world. He comes to stay with his compadre and his goddaughter. She has a boyfriend who is a medical student, but her godfather doesn't like him because he discovers he is in love with her himself. He proposes to her and she rejects him; he leaves and soon dies of a chronic illness, leaving a huge sum of money to her that will only become hers when she is a widow so that she will enjoy the money alone.

  477. Quien mato a Eva?, José Bohr et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 78 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Bohr, Julio Villarreal, Josefina Velez.
    Abstract: A rich, young and single man captures a thief who is trying to steal the valuables from his safe. Rather than kill him or call the police, the man makes a deal with the thief to be his associate because he is bored with his life and wants a little excitement. When the two arrive at their first crime scene, they find a dead woman. They escape when the police arrive, but the rich man has left his hat behind.

  478. Radio Patrulla, David Silva et al., 1 videocassette (77 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Emilia Guiu, Arturo Martinez.
    Abstract: A retired police officer is called in to help solve a crime for his two sons, who are new police officers, themselves.

  479. Rastro de meurte, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (110 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Ernest Gómez Cruz, Juan Luis Galiardo.
    Abstract: During the 1930's, Alberto Villamosa, a very honest man, is sent as Regional Delegate from Mexico City to Yucatan State. Once there, he finds a deeply corrupted bureaucracy, led by Torres, the governor's secretary. When the governor discovers the depths of corruption, he fires Torres, but Torres stages a coup ending with the governor's assassination. he leads a military movement that end with the assasination of the governor. Torres offers the governorship to Villamosa--as a puppet ruler. Villamosa accepts, believing it to be the only path toward the government of corruption, but is soon caught in the deadly web.

  480. Rayando el sol, Roberto Gavaldón et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Domingo Soler, David Silva.
    Abstract: In a rural Mexican village, a man visits a shrine of the Virgen of Guadelupe and asks her forgiveness for a crime he committed when he was younger. He recounts the friendly competition he had with his best friend over a childhood sweetheart which turned into a deadly battle to determine who would win her.

  481. La rebellion de los colgados, Alfredo B Crevenna, Latin Nostalgia (Firm), and Movie-Mex International, 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.

  482. La rebellion de los fantasmas, Adolfo Fernandez Bustamante, Latin Nostalgia (Firm), and Movie-Mex International, 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.

  483. Redes, Emilio Gómez Muriel et al., 1 videocassette (57 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Silvio Hernandez, Antonio Lara, Miguel Figueroa.
    Abstract: In a small Mexican community, all of the men work as fishermen to earn money for their entire families. However, they are paid very little and at times some of their children die, because they do not even have enough to pay for doctors. The frustration builds, and one day, one of the men holds a rally to fight for better conditions and more pay. The bosses do not appear to be concerned for anything else besides themselves, even when one of the workers gets killed in the struggle for justice.

  484. Reed, Mexico insurgente, Paul Leduc et al., 1 videocassette (104 min.), Los Angeles, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Claudio Obregon, Eduardo López Rojas, Eraclio Zepeda.
    Abstract: A dramatization of John Reed's accounts of the Mexican Revolution; the young journalist's adventures with Pancho Villa's army in 1913-1914 are depicted.

  485. Regalo de reyes, Sara García et al., 1 videocassette (82 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara Garcia, David Silva, Miguel Angel Ferriz.
    Abstract: Two families, one far richer than the other, live in neighboring houses. The impudent and spoiled children of the richer family continually flaunt their possessions and money, making the two poor family's sons, one a grown man, ever more frustrated. When this older son refuses the insincere generosity of his neighbor one day, one of the rich family's daughters begins to understand her family's arrogance and seeks to make amends.

  486. La reina de la noche, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (117 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Patrica Reyes Spíndola, Alberto Estrella, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Blanca Guerra.
    Abstract: A "biografía imaginaria de la vida sentimental de Lucha Reyes." Lucha Reyes, a cabaret singer in Berlin in the 1930s, is billed as "La Reina de Mexico" (the Queen of Mexico). She is quite successful, but she runs afoul of the Nazi authorities and must return to Mexico, where she struggles to regain her stardom.

  487. La reina del mambo, Ramón Pereda et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Antonieta Pons, Sara Garcia, Gustavo Rojo.
    Abstract: Carmen, a talented young woman, ignores the suitor of her father's choice in favor of a misleading and duplicitous man that her father doesn't trust. He tricks her into leaving home to perform in a nightclub as the "Queen of Mambo," and forces her to continue, using threats and physical abuse. He even accuses her of robbery and has her jailed, only to lose her to a heroic rescue by her first, more honorable suitor.

  488. Remolino de pasiones fuego en la sangre, Alejandro Galindo et al., 1 videocassette (81 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Amparo Rivelles, Carlos Piñar, Susana Dosamantes.
    Abstract: A handsome young man attempts to seduce an older sophisticated woman by dating her daughter. Strangely, the young man bears a striking resemblance to the woman's one-time fiancé. Upon learning this information, the man adopts the dress and manners of her ex-financé in order to further his seduction.

  489. Renovarse o morir sindicalismo en México, TV UNAM (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (51 min.), México, D.F, 1997?
    Notes: Added Title: Etnias
    Added Title: Autonomia o integración indígena?
    Abstract: First film is a brief history of trade unions in Mexico and their current situation. 2nd film is an examination of the calls for autonomy on the part of the indigenous peoples of Mexico.

  490. Requiem por un canalla, Guillermo Galvez et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquín Cordero, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Guillermo Galvez.
    Abstract: Jorge, a young businessman trying to start a casino, must pay off the owner of a larger casino before he can pay any of his own employees. To do so, he borrows from Marta, the club singer and his girlfriend. When the mobster casino owner finds Jorge in bed with his own girlfriend after the payoff, Jorge barely escapes and the woman is killed. Jorge and Marta leave in secret for Bogota, where they are married and try to begin a new life, always wary that they are being pursued.

  491. Rio Escondido, Emilio Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (78 min), México, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: María Félix, Carlos López Moctezuma, Fernando Fernández.
    Abstract: The drama of a pueblo's fight against injustice, hunger, and death.

  492. Ritmo del Pacifico Sur 2. Festival Costeno de la Danza, Ritmo del Pacifico Sur 2. Festival Costeno de la Danza, 1 videocassette (23 min.), Oaxaca, Mexico, 1996.
    Abstract: This video includes the history of the fiesta with danzas and bailes from the state of Oaxaca in the South Pacific Coast.

  493. Ritmos del Caribe, Juan J Ortega et al., 1 videocassette (93 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rafael Baledón, Amalia Aguilar, Susana Guizar.
    Abstract: Carlos is a doctor who is "fortunate" enough to be called upon to treat a famous woman who is a Caribbean dancer. When she takes more than a professional interest in Carlos he responds to her advances with the fact that he is a married man. However, he is soon given the opportunity to travel to Cuba for a convention, but his wife is unable to attend with him. The dancer and her company travel to Cuba also, and they begin to see each other. When Carlos' wife learns of the affair, the dancer decides to end it, pretending she is uninterested.

  494. Rosa de las nievas, Vicente Orona Brillas et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosario Granados, Crox Alvarado, Julio Villarreal.

  495. La rosa del Caribe, José Benavides et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Maria Elena Marques, Victor Junco, Katy Jurado.
    Abstract: Rosa, a poor young woman in a small Caribbean port, struggles to be noticed by the sailors and traders as they pass through the island port. Frustrated by her drunken father, she hides in the ship of a captain in the merchant marine, only to fine that he is trading in illegal arms. She attempts to expose the conspiracy without endangering herself.

  496. Rosario Robles la manzana prohibida de Eva es el poder, Rosario Robles, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (56 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Rosario Robles; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician Rosario Robles, who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  497. Rosauro Castro, Roberto Gavaldón et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendariz, Carlos López Moctezuma, Mario Douglas.
    Abstract: In a small rural Mexican pueblo, Rosauro Castro, a successful businessman, exerts his influence in the area through bribary and intimidation tactics, The town maintains a love/hate relationship with Rosauro, loving him for the money and opportunities he provides, and resenting the corrupt manner in which he conducts his business. Slowly, the town's resentment against Rasauro builds until he and his family are threatened.

  498. Rumbo a Brasilia, Mauricio de la Serna et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tony Aguilar, Angela María da Cunha, Antonio Carlos Pereira.
    Abstract: Paulo, a young Brazilian boy, leaves his home on the flood-stricken Brazilian coast to see the president in the new city of Brasilia. He joins a group traveling by bus to the city and befriends a woman who pays his way and looks after him on the journey through the Brazilian frontier until they reach the presidential mansion at last.

  499. Sagrario, Ramón Pereda et al., 1 videocassette (72 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Pereda, Adriana Lamar, Julio Villareal.
    Abstract: Juan, a factory worker sentenced to 12 yrs. in prison after killing a man in self-defense, leaves his wife and 6-yr. old child with no money.The wealthy doctor who treated Juan's wounds gives financial help to the family. Juan's wife, Elena, and the doctor fall in love while Juan languishes in prison.

  500. San Francisco de Asis, Alberto Gout et al., 1 videocassette (118 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Citations: Saint Francis abandons his comfortable life to preach to the poor and the animals
    Performer Note: José Luis Jimenez, Roberto Cañedo.

  501. Sangre en las montañas, Jaime L Contreras, Victor Mendoza, and Agrasanchez Film Archives, 1 videocassette (ca. 51 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Víctor Manuel Mendoza.
    Abstract: Rural melodrama.

  502. La sangre manda, José Bohr et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Bohr, Virginia Fábregas, Julio Villareal.
    Abstract: José Bólivar is a wealthy capitalist, vice-president of his father's firm, Fundación Pedro Bólivar. He antagonizes his workers and they rise up against him. He attempts to calm the mob, but with tragic results.

  503. Sangre torera, Joaquin Pardave et al., 1 videocassette (102 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos Arruza, Olga Jiminez, Agustin Isunza.
    Abstract: A young college student, António, is studying law because of his father's wishes, but he believes he was born to be a bullfighter. He loves a poor girl from the country and when he goes to the countryside with his parents for summer vacation, he is happy because he's with his girl and his godfather helps him in his desire to be a bullfighter.

  504. La santa del barrio, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videorecording (83 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esther Fernandez,Ramón Armengod, Emma Roldan.
    Abstract: A man at a bar asks the musicians to play a song, "La santa del barrio," over and over again because it reminds him of wonderful times. Two couples enter the bar and he engages them in conversation, telling them that he was once like them, with hope and dreams, and it was in this bar and in this barrio that his story began. He tells them the story of his past and of his great love for a woman.

  505. Secreto eterno, Marina Tamayo et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marin Tamayo, Carlos Orellana, David Silva.
    Abstract: Lolita is married to Ricardo, who has a grown daughter and son from a previous marriage. When a friend approaches her and professes his love for her, she reproaches him politely, but her stepdaughter's suspicion of is piqued. Soon thereafter, the stepson steals from his military unit and gambles away the money, and Lolita is forced to go the friend to borrow money to repay the debt. When Ricardo catches her leaving the friend's house, their marriage is endangered.

  506. Seda, sangre y sol, Jorge Negrete et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Gloria Marin, Pepe Ortiz.
    Abstract: Rosaria Gómez, a female bullfighter, is about to retire because she is going to wed a fellow bullfighter, José. All the men are crazy about her and beg José to let her continue fighting, but he refuses. Rangel, one of José's best friends and fellow bullfighters continues to pursue Rosaria and gives her a ring as a wedding gift. During the next season, José is not on the list of fighters and he suspects Rangel is the culprit because Rangel still wants Rosaria.

  507. La seducción, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Katy Jurado, Ganzalo Vega, Viridiana Alatriste, Noe Murayama.
    Abstract: During the Mexican Revolution, a revolutionary leader appropriates a hacienda, killing the owners. His wife and daughter take up residence while he leads his men in the countryside. The women, using the late family's possesions, convince a handsome young army officer that they belong in the house. The officer falls in love with the young woman, but her father will soon return.

  508. La selva de fuego, Jesus Grovas et al., 1 videocassette (99 min), Los Angeles, Calif., 1990.
    Notes: Performer Note: Delores Del Rio, Arturo De Cordova, Miguel Inclan.
    Abstract: The arrival of a woman in a forest camp of rubber gatherers ignites a variety of strong reactions and sets off a chain of violent and tragic events.

  509. Senda de gloria, Raúl Araiza et al., 10 videocassettes (ca. 1736 min.), México, 1995.
    Notes: Contents: pt. 1. Emboscada y muerte de Zapata, 1917-1919 (176 min.) -- pt. 2. Asesinato en Tlaxcalantongo de Venustiano Carranza, 1919-1920 (177 min.) -- pt. 3. Adolfo de la Huerta y rendición del General Francisco Villa, 1920-1922 (180 min.) -- pt. 4. Período presidencial del General Alvaro Obregón, 1920-1922 (180 min.) -- pt. 5. Muerte de Villa y guerra de la Huertista, 1923-1925 (178 min.) -- pt. 6. Período presidencial del General Plutarco Elías Calles, 1925-1926 (158 min.) -- pt. 7. Presidente Calles y rebelión de Cristeros, 1926-1927 -- pt. 8. Reelección y muerte de Alvaro Obregón, 1928-1930 (175 min.) -- pt. 9. El maximato, presidencias de Emilio Portes Gil, Pascual Ortíz Rubio y Abelardo L. Rodríguez, 1931-1934 (170 min.) -- pt. 10. Cárdenas y la expropiación petrolera, 1934-1938 (180 min.)
    Performer Note: Ignacio López Tarso, Blanca Sánchez, Eduardo Yáñez, Roxana Chávez, Julieta Rosen, Anabel Ferreira
    Added Title: Emboscada y muerte de Zapata, 1917-1919
    Added Title: Asesinato en Tlaxcalantongo de Venustiano Carranza, 1919-1920
    Added Title: Adolfo de la Huerta y rendición del General Francisco Villa, 1920-1921
    Added Title: Muerte de Villa y guerra de la Huertista, 1923-1925
    Added Title: Período presidencial del General Alvaro Obregón, 1920-1922
    Added Title: Período presidencial del General Plutarco Elías Calles, 1925-1926
    Added Title: Presidente Calles y rebelión de Cristeros, 1926-1927
    Added Title: Reelección y muerte de Alvaro Obregón, 1928-1930
    Added Title: Maximato, presidencias de Emilio Portes Gil, Pascual Ortíz Rubio y Abelardo L. Rodríguez, 1931-1934
    Added Title: Cárdenas y la expropiación petrolera, 1934-1938.
    Abstract: Depicts the people and re-enacts the events of the Mexican Revolution and the period following.

  510. Senda prohibida, Enrique Rambal et al., 1 videocassette (101 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Enrique Rambal, Lilia Prado, Beatriz Aguirre.
    Abstract: A middle-aged, influential lawyer gradually becomes involved with Nora, a woman who works in a florist's shop, despite a happy marriage and grown children. Nora's interest in him is limited, however, to his money, and she uses a number of stories to trick him into giving him more money. His marriage begins to suffer, and soon she is demanding that he divorce his wife.

  511. Sentenciado a muerte, Víctor Urruchúa et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos López Moctezuma, Sofía Alvarez, Luis Aceves Castañeda.
    Abstract: The municipal director of a Mexican town takes and interest in the wife of José, the Rent Administrator. The director, a tyrannical man, jails Jose and pursues his wife, but to no avail. When José is released, he is convinced that his wife has cheated on him, and he leaves her and his son Pepe to become a rebel general in the Mexican Revolution. Years later, Pepe and a girlfriend from his childhood fall in love. The couple's and Pepe's mother's paths soon cross that of José's.

  512. Si usted no puede, yo sí, Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Iglesias, Alma Rosa Aguirre, Fernando "Mantequilla" Soto.
    Abstract: After losing his job in a theater and being forced to leave the hotel in which he was staying, a young actor befriends a man on the street, also without a job, and the two seek employment at an agency that attempts to solve people's problems. The agency's employees play roles in clients' lives, and in doing so, try to work out the difficulty. When a gang of Italian mobsters mistake the actor and his friend for their leaders, the two barely escape with their lives, and the Italians, on a vendetta, pursue them everywhere.

  513. Siboney, Luisa Ma ria Morales et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luisa María Morales, María Antonieta Pons, Juan Orol.
    Abstract: Trying to maintain the upper-crust lifestyle of the rich landowner in mid-nineteenth century Cuba, Gastón, the master of a hacienda, keeps his servants in a feudalistic situation, yet rules with a gentle hand. The two worlds--the workers with their secret dances of protest and Gastón's high class opera--are far apart, despite Gastón's attempts to bridge them.

  514. Siempre tuya, Gloria Schoemann et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gloria Schoemann, Gloria Marin ; Tito Junco.
    Abstract: A harsh, unproductive season forces a farmer off his land. He is frustrated with the lack of productivity, both in the soil and in his wife, who is unable to bear a child. He decides to abandon his farm and his life to head for Mexico City, where he hopes he can find a better life.

  515. Silencio sublime, Ramón Peón et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Alfredo del Diestro, Leopoldo "Chato" Ortin, Adria Delhort.
    Abstract: A group of middle-aged, married men run a hi-jacking ring to maintain their drinking and womanizing habits until they are discoverd by the police. One of the men who is sent to jail leaves behind his wife and daughter without any money. His wife vows to forget her shameful past and build a new prosperous life for her daughter and herself without her husband's involvment.

  516. Silvia Hernandez el humor del poder, Silvia Hernández, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (56 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Silvia Hernandez; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician Silvia Hernandez, who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  517. Silvio Rodriguez, Silvio Rodríguez and Santiago Feliu, 1 videocassette (80 min.), Mexico, 1985.
    Notes: Performer Note: Silvio Rogriguez and Santiago Feliu. Dir.: Julio Pulido Castillo. Prod.: Jose Arce.
    Abstract: Performance by one of Cuba's most famous singers and leader of the "Nueva Trova" movement. With Santiago Feliu.

  518. Simbad el mareado, Gilberto Martínez Solares et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 101 min.), México, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tin Tan (Germán Valdés), Marcelo Chavez, Fanny Kaufman "Vitola", Jaqueline Evans, Juan García.
    Abstract: Tin Tan is Sinbad, an Acapulco beach boy, whose delusions of riches, fun and fast women carry him into danger with desperate gunmen led by Marcelo. En las playas de Acapulco, Tin Tan sueña con riquezas, diversión y mujeres hermosas. Su novia Vitola trata de rescatarlo de las garras de una banda de asesinos con la que se había envuelto.

  519. Sinfonia de una vida [videorecording], Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julian Soler, Josefina Romagnoli, Pituka de Foronda.

  520. Solamente una vez, Carlos Véjar et al., 1 videocassette (97 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Armengod, Emilia Guiú, José Baviera.
    Abstract: On a visit to the countryside from Mexico City, Marta meets Arturo, a rancher, and the two quickly fall in love. In light of Marta's engagement to another man and her social position in respect to Arturo, Marta's father prohibits her from seeing Arturo, and the family immediately returns to the city. Aware of the threat to his engagement, Marta's fiancé, Pablo, arranges for all mail between the two to be intercepted by the maid. Both think they have been forgotten by the other, and although Arturo travels to the city to find her, they are unable to resolve the situation, and Arturo begins to drink heavily.

  521. Soledad, Miguel Zacariás et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Libertad Lamarque, René Cardona, Marga López.
    Abstract: As a servant in wealthy woman's house, Soledad falls in love with and is married to the woman's son. While their marriage is carried out in secret, the two continue to meet in the barn nightly. When posed with the opportunity to marry a wealthy woman, the husband tells Soledad that their marriage is a fraud and she leaves the house during the night. Shortly thereafter, under a friend's care, she gives birth to a girl. She tries to raise her while singing in a nightclub. When her ex-mother-in-law visits her, requesting that Soledad allow her to take care of the baby, she reluctantly agrees, in hope that her daughter might be shielded from the harsh realities of her life.

  522. La sombra de Cruz Diablo, Vicente Orona Brillas et al., 1 videocassette (120 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Arenas, Cesar del Campo, Enrique Rambal.
    Abstract: Two armed men steal bread and fruit from the viceroy's stores to give to the rich. The mother of a royal soldier, Carlos, and a poor man remember a man named Cruz Diablo who was a protector of the poor. Carlos wants to marry a young women who refuses him, even though she loves him, because Cruz Diablo accused her father of being a traitor. She tells how, when living, Cruz Diablo was her guardian angel; now dead, he causes her nothing but pain.

  523. Soy puro mexicano, Emilio Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (122 min.), Mexico D.F, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Armendáriz, Raquel Rojas, David Silva.
    Abstract: While the rest of the world is at war, Mexicans are leading their normal lives, going to work, having fun, going to bullfights. However, spies from foreign powers follow to Mazatlan a beautiful ballerina who is a counterspy. Passions and intrigue make for a complicated situation.

  524. Soy Rene, soy seropositivo, Leon Serment G., Centro de Comunicación Javier, and Bramaro Films (Firm), 1 videocassette (21 min.), México, DF, 1994.
    Abstract: Interview with an HIV-positive man in Mexico.

  525. Su adorable majadero, Alma Lorena et al., 1 videocassette (74 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tomas Perrin, Alma Lorena, Carlos Riquelme.
    Abstract: A comedy about a popular young university student who tries to date the prettiest girl in the school. Eventually he succeeds and they fall in love.

  526. Sublime melodia, Tulio Demicheli et al., 1 videocassette (81 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ana Bertha Lepe, Ramón Gay, Angélica María.
    Abstract: A young girl is diagnosed with depression stemming from the death of her father, the famous composer Juan Carlos, two years earlier. The doctor recommends that she go to live with her grandmother, who blames her son's wife for his misfortunes. The grandmother rules her family and her business with an iron hand and agrees to take care of her granddaughter as long as she can take care of her education. The girl's mother is hired at the grandmother's store, whose employees have been ordered to treat her harshly.

  527. Sueños de gloria, Zacarias Gomez Urquiza et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miroslava, Luis Aguilar, José Baviera.
    Abstract: When Elsa and her friend have car troubles in the middle of the street one day they ask the help of Luis, the manager of a baby shop in the area. The next day, Luis proposes a building contract for his shop to Don Guillermo, who he soon learns is Elsa's father. As his contact with Guillermo becomes more frequent, he sees Elsa occasionally, and finds himself attracted to her, although helpless in taking any action. Rather spoiled and spiteful, Elsa invites Luis to a formal party in an attempt to publicly embarrass him. He sees through this and ends up the most charismatic and popular guest, while she is somewhat humiliated.

  528. Susana, Luis Buñuel et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Los Angeles, Ca, 1987?
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosita Quintana, Fernando Soler, Victor Manuel Mendoza, Matilde Palau.
    Abstract: An incorregibly delinquent girl escapes from prison and hides out on a plantation, where she becomes a steamy, scheming temptress, running wild with her sexual favors and turning its orderly domestic life into frenzied chaos.

  529. Tal para cual, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (117 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, María Elena Marques, Luis Aguilar, Rosa de Castilla, Queta Lavat, Ana María Villa señor, Georgina González.
    Abstract: Two irresponsible rich men are mistaken for a mysterious man named "Paco," but he only exists for the women who love him. In pursuit of the phantom "Paco" a musical adventure unfolds as the women find out the truth. A musica adaption of "The importance of being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

  530. Tarahumara, Luis Alcoriza et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ignacio López Tarso, Jaime Fernández.

  531. Tesoro de mentiras, Zacarias Gomez Urquiza et al., 1 videocassette (70 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Rafael Baladón, Luz Márquez, Elizabeth Dupeyron.
    Abstract: Pepe, a jovial father who loves to play with his children, takes them to the countryside one day and hides a "treasure" of old clothes and other worthless things. He tells them to look for it, however, they also find a real treasure: jewelry, gold, and ancient artifacts. Upon finding it, they are confronted by a man who has been searching for it as well, and he and Pepe fight until the man impales himself on a rock and is killed. Telling his children not to utter a word of the experience to anyone, Pepe hides the treasure again and they return to the city. Unable to keep a secret, the kids let slip the whole affair, and others, more greedy than Pepe, become involved.

  532. La Tia Alejandra, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Isabela Corona, Diana Bracho, Manuel Ojeda.
    Abstract: After the mysterious death of her elderly mother, Alejandra travels to the capital to live in the home of her nephews. From the moment she arrives, unexplained incidents begin to occur, smacking of black magic. Tras la misteriosa muerte de su anciana madre, la tia Alejandra va a la capital a vivir a la casas de sus sobrinos. A partir de su llegada suceden coas extraordinarias, llenas de magia diabolica.

  533. Tiburanos, Luis Alcoriza et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julio Aldama, Dacia Gonzalez.
    Abstract: Aurelio is a shark fisherman who works on the coast of Tabasco, Mexico. He works hard and sends money to his wife and children who live in Mexico City. He seems very happy in the coast --he even has a romance with a native girl-- although he misses his family. One day he decides to go back to Mexico City where his brother in law is waiting to invite him into a busines. Aurelio never gets used to his new life in the city where "even the bed is soft". He decides to return to the life he loves.

  534. Tiempo de morir Time to die, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassette (87 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marga López, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Enrique Rocha, Alfredo Leál.
    Abstract: Juan Sáyago returns to town after 18 years in prison for killing Raúl Trueba. Everyone warns him that Trueba's sons will take revenge, but he shrugs off the threat, claiming he just wants to live a quiet life. Many of his old friends and associates try to protect him while Trueba's sons harass him, attempting to provoke him into a duel. The younger son doesn't remember Juan, but Julián, the older, remembers too well and is determined to kill Sáyago.

  535. Tierra brava, Esther Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esther Fernandez, Rafael Falcon, Joaquin Pardave.
    Abstract: A small rural Mexican town supports itself through its agricultral industry, which is controlled by a rich businessman from the city, who is unfamiliar with the town's customs and heritage. Two young men appeal to the businessman to allow a respected local native to take over management of the farms. When the businessman refuses, they turn to illegal means.

  536. Tierra muerte, Vicente Oroná et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Víctor Manuel Mendoza, Carlos López Moctezuma, Irma Torres.

  537. Tigre, Rodolfo de Anda et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Rivero, Fabián, Jorge Russek.
    Abstract: In a rural area a small family of three lived together. One day a young man returned, an old lover of the mother; they leave together, and the father and son move to a new town to start anew. The boy, Victor, adopted a little puma, naming him Tigre. They lived peacefully until other townspeople blamed the puma for animal deaths and wanted it killed. Victor's father was killed trying to save Tigre. After setting the animal free, Victor fled, deciding to find his mother. Upon seeing her in a prostitution house, he began a long journey of revenge to punish the man who had ripped his family apart.

  538. Tigre enmascarado, Zacarias Gomez Urquiza et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aguilar, Flor Silvestre, Aurora Segura.
    Abstract: Luis, a talented but poor music professor, refuses to perform anything but opera, and is seen as weak by many. When his brother, a priest in a small town, is murdered by a brutal man in order to maintain anonymity, Luis visits the town for the funeral. After being humiliated by Don Tomas (the unknown murderer) in front of the beautiful Rosita, Luis takes on a secret identity: El Tigre. He sets out to defend the town from the band of thieves and murderers headed by Don Tomas. However, he is framed for the death of Rosita's brother, and is unable to convince anyone of his innocence.

  539. Tio de mi vida, Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lilia Prado, Fernando Fernandez, Domingo Soler.
    Abstract: After spending the night in jail for gambling, Felipe (the elder) returns to his brother's house and is promptly chastises for his scandalous behavior. His nephew, also named Felipe, is held up as a model of good living. Felipe (the younger) studies science continuously and creates no problems. It becomes apparent that the younger Felipe is not what he appears--all his beakers are filled with whiskey and he is involved with a nightclub dancer. His father learns his brother taught him all his debauched behavior and throws the elder Felipe out of the house.

  540. Tizoc amor Indio, María Félix et al., 1 videocassette (117 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: María Felix, Pedro Infante, Carlos Orellana.
    Abstract: The tragic story of a native from Oaxaca who falls in love with a beautiful city girl.

  541. Tlayucan, Luis Alcoriza et al., 1 videocassette (104 min.), Mexico, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julio Aldama, Norma Angélica, Andrés Soler, Anita Blanch, Noe Murayama.
    Abstract: A comedy about small-town life and the eccentric inhabitants whose lives intertwine.

  542. Todos somos Marcos demonstrations in Mexico City, February 10-18, 1995, Leopoldo Rodriguez et al., 1 videocassette (20, 26 min.), Austin, Tex, Mexico, 1995.
    Abstract: On February 9, 1995, Mexican government broke off the cease fire and ordered its Army back into action against the indigenous people of Chiapas. Mexican civil society responded swiftly, pouring into the streets of major cities to protest the action of the government and demanding a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Todos somos Marcos documents the demonstrations. On February 9, 1995, the inhabitants of the village known as Prado Pacayal fled to the mountains. The mexican Army took the village for some days looking for Zapatista rebels. By the end of February, the people of Prado Pacayal began to return to their homes. This video documents the damages done by the Mexican soldiers.

  543. La torre de los suplicios, Ramón Pereda et al., 1 videocassette (116 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ramón Pereda, Margarita Mora, José Crespa.
    Abstract: In Castilla, Spain, in the middle of the 15th century during the reign of Enrique IV, a young woman, Raquel, is tortured so that she admits to a murder. At her trial, her mother protests that the Raquel is innocent without avail, but one of the jurists, Don Gonzalo asks for her release because of her great beauty. Don Gonzalo orders Raquel's mother and fiancé killed; Raquel is released when she completes her sentence. As she leaves the courtroom, Raquel vows she will have revenge upon Don Gonzalo.

  544. Traigo mi 45, Vicente Orona Brillas et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: David Silva, Lilia Prado, Miguel Funes.

  545. Tres hermanos, José Benavides et al., 1 videocassette (86 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Abel Salazar, Julian Soler, David Silva.
    Abstract: A mother and her three grown sons, originally from Mexico, are living in the United States during World War II. The three brothers continually quarrel over the way Carlos, the youngest, treats their widowed mother and refuses to accept responsibility. The fighting ends, however, when one by one, each brother leaves to fight for the U.S. in the war; eventually they all end up together on a Pacific Island.

  546. Tu hijo un cántico gloriosa a la maternidad, José Bohr et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julio Villarreal, Elena D'Orgaz, Julian Soler.
    Abstract: A lawyer's wife is believed by her household staff to be cheating on her husband. While the husband works, his wife spends her time entertaining guests and going out with her friends. The woman's niece comes to live with them and soon becomes pregnant.

  547. Tu vida entre mis manos, Esther Fernández et al., 1 videocassette (106 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Esther Fernandez, Armando Calvo, Ramón Pereda.
    Abstract: A manicurist works at a barbershop and sees a man named "El Norteño." Her friend, Tony tells her to leave him because she makes enough money at the barbershop without needing El Norteño's help. One day she calls Tony to ask if she could see him; while walking to his house, she is stabbed by man in a trench coat. A doctor named Roberto saves her; a detective says that she was the third woman to have been attacked and the first to survive. Roberto puts off vacation plans to look after the woman. When she regains consciousness, she tells the detective that her assailant was the doctor, but the detective refuses to believe her.

  548. Ultraje al amor, Armando Calvo et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Charito Granados; Armando Calvo, José Baviera.
    Abstract: A mother of three young women decides to remarry after 17 years of her husband's absence. While she and her finance and her daughters are celebrating the decision, her first husband appears at the door. She asks him to leave, but he refuses, saying he has an obligation to her and his daughters. He lives in the house with them as an uninvited guest and the women do their best to treat him as a stranger. His presence begins to cause problems in the lives of each woman.

  549. Un D ia de vida, Francisco de P. Cabrera et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), California?, Chico, Calif, 1985?
    Notes: Performer Note: Columba Dominguez, Roberto Cañedo, Fernando Fernandez, Rosarura Revueltas, Nanche Arozamena.
    Abstract: An officer during the Mexican revolution is court-maritaled and sentenced to die.

  550. Un día de diciembre, Luis Aragon Larrañaga et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Luis Aragon, Felix Gonzalez, Tito Novaro, Jaqueline Andere, Bigoton Castro.
    Abstract: As Christmas approaches, a poor street kid named Juanito looks forward to receiving a gift from Santa Claus. Before going to sleep on a bus each night, he discusses Christmas with the bus driver and asks why he never receives any gifts. The driver tells him that he should first try giving Santa Clause a gift. Juanito spends his time thereafter creatively raising money so he can give Santa Clause a pipe for Christmas.

  551. Un gallo en corral ajeno, Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negrete, Gloria Marín, Andrés Soler.
    Abstract: Laura is a successful sculptress--respected by the artistic community--but rather cold to the many men who court her. She explains to a friend that she is waiting for just the right man, one she can shape to her liking. When a thief is caught on the property on evening, she takes him in, feeds him, and convinces him to stay in the guest room. The next day, she talks to this coarse, uneducated man, named Daniel, into vacationing with her family in the country. Although her family is very skeptical, Laura puts Daniel to work, and in his spare time, she speaks to him about art and literature.

  552. Un milagro de amor, Marga Lopez et al., 1 videocassette (81 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marga Lopez, Fernando Fernandez, Tito Junco.
    Abstract: Justina is on her deathbed and she asks her daughter, Rosita, to leave her alone with a man named Arturo. She tells him that she was a great sinner and that Rosita is the daughter of Arturo's late friend Enrique, not her late husband's. Arturo tells her he already knew because Enrique told him before dying. Arturo promises to take care of Rosita, who is blind, but his wife doesn't want her because she believes Rosita is her husband's daughter. Juan, a friend of Rosita's goes to Mexico City to make enough money to take care of her himself, but is accused of stealing money and accidentally kills his manager in a scuffle.

  553. Un viejo amor, Luis Lezama et al., 1 videocassette (80 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Consuelo Frank, Ramón Armengod, Alberto Martí.
    Abstract: Two young lovers, she a schoolteacher and he a rancher, plan to marry soon. Friends since childhood, both can't imagine life without the other. However, the young man is jailed one day for the robbery of a powerful local official. His accuser is in fact in league with the official and planted evidence in the young man's home. Helpless for any course of action, the two young lovers both consult elderly friends, who tell them simply to be patient, and await trial in court.

  554. Una luz en mi camino, José Bohr et al., 1 videocassette (102 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Joaquin Busquets, Narciso Busquets, Consuelo Frank.
    Abstract: Maria, a young women, is thrown out of her aunt and uncles' house after her uncle is caught trying to take advantage of her. The uncle blames Maria for coming on to him. Many of Maria's friends believe in her and support her, including a young boy who once saw the uncle forcibly kiss her, but it makes no difference. She must go to Mexico City to escape the situation.

  555. Una mujer con pasado, Raphael J Sevilla et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Meche Barba, Roberto Cañedo, Rafael Banquels.
    Abstract: A woman tries to find happiness in her life, but in her attempt, her heart is broken time after time.

  556. Una mujer en la calle, Alfredo B Crevenna et al., 1 videocassette (94 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marga Lopez, Prudencia Griffel, Ernesto Alonso.
    Abstract: Alicia, a prostitute, runs into the home of an elderly, wealthy women while trying to escape the police. The woman takes pity on her and allows her to hide. The two begin to grow close when Alicia starts to visit regularly. Her pimp pressures her to steal from the woman, threatening her that she'll have to work in the cabaret. The woman becomes sick before Alicia steals from her and Alicia falls in love with the young doctor who comes to treat her.

  557. Una mujer en venta, Chano Urueta et al., 1 videocassette (64 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Josefina Escobedo, Victor Urruchua, Julian Soler.
    Abstract: A woman is sold to a man as a servent. He beats her, so she runs away is found by a pair of men who take her in and treat her well. They both fall in love with her. Meanwhile, the man who bought her keeps searching for her.

  558. Una vida por otra, Fernando de Fuentes et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julio Villareal, Nancy Torres, Glória Iturbe.
    Abstract: A young man and woman wish to get married as soon as they earn enough money to live on their own. The young woman's mother, however, needs medical care, which drains the young woman of all her financial resources and prolonging the date of her marriage.

  559. The urban setting in Mexico City, Berta E Tello Peón et al., 1 videocassette (23 min.), México, D.F, 1994.
    Abstract: Describing the transformation of urban furnishings into modern and functional surroundings in Mexico City and its relation to the past.

  560. Ustedes los ricos, Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas et al., 1 videocassette (109 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Infante (as Pepe El Toro), Blanca Estela Pavón (as Celia La Chorreada), Evita Muñoz; Fernando Soto "Mantequilla," Miguel Manzano
    Added Title: Nosotros los pobres.
    Abstract: Pepe el Toro hits the car of the rich Manuel with his truck "El Chimeng üenchón." Manuel is his niece Chachita's real father and the abuser of his recently deceased sister. Manuel, in a childless marriage, tries to lure Chachita with money and then threats to Pepe. El Tuerto (The One-Eyed) escapes from prison and sets an explosion in the neighborhood. Manuel dies rescuing Chachita, but Pepe only manages to recover the body of El Torito, his little son. Pepe shuts himself up in a room with the body á la Clark Gable in Gone With the Wind only lured out by the sobbing of his wife. Pepe is lured to a roof-top trap and takes revenge by causing the violent deaths of El Tuerto and his accomplices in a fight. The lonely wife of Manuel shows up at the house and is accepted into the circle by the good-hearted but poor family.

  561. La Valentina, Martin de Lucenay et al., 1 videocassette (63 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Negreta, Esperanza Baur, Raul de Anda.
    Abstract: Miguel, a charro, is in love with Valentina, but her mother doesn't like Miguel and wants him to stop serenading her daughter. A young general called "El Tigre" is also in love with Valentina. The two men meet in a cantina in town, drink together, and part on a handshake. Miguel convinces Valentina to leave with him but El Tigre finds out and takes her himself, pretending to be Miguel, while leaving Miguel and his partner tied up. When Valentina's father finds out, he and Miguel search for El Tigre together.

  562. Vámanos con Pancho Villa, Fernando de Fuentes et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Harlingen, TX, New York, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Antonio R. Frausto, Domingo Soler, Manuel Tamés, Ramón Vallarino.
    Abstract: A semi-historical picture covering incidents in the Mexican civil war. Six ranchers, nicknamed the Lions of San Pablo, join Villa in order to avenge the murder of Francisco Madero and overthrow the reactionary forces.

  563. Verano violente, Pedro Armendáriz et al., 1 videocassette (84 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guillermo Murray, Erica Remberg; Pedro Armendariz.
    Abstract: When the body of Doña Beatriz is found partially buried, it is apparent that she was beaten to death. An investigation begins and it becomes obvious that she was cruel to those around her: her husband Francisco, her daughter Rosita, and the nanny, Anna. The conditions of her death make for many suspects and their recollections during the trial only complicate the matter.

  564. La verdad de Rosa Luz Alegría, Rosa Luz Alegría, Denise Maerker, and Once TV (Mexico City, Mexico), 1 videocassette (57 min.), México, D.F, 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Guest, Rosa Luz Alegría; interviewer, Denise Maerker.
    Abstract: An interview with Mexican politician Rosa Luz Alegría, who discusses her life and work and the position of women in politics in Mexico today.

  565. Viaje al centro de la selva memorial Zapatista, enero-agosto 1994, Carlos Payán Velver et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Mexico, 1994.
    Abstract: Documentary film of the formation and activities of the EZLN, a band of Mexican guerrilla insurrectionists called Zapatistas, who occupied the Chiapas region of Southeast Mexico in January, 1994. This film chronicles the first moments of the peasant uprising through the Convencion Nacional Democratica sponsored by the EZLN in August 6-9, 1994 and held in a freshly made clearing hewn out of the jungle and attended by over 6,000 delegates from all over Mexico.

  566. La vida en broma, Jaime Salvador et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Angel Garasa, Amalia Aguilar, Georges Ulmer.
    Abstract: Two doctors to a cabaret on New Year's Eve to watch the latest sensation - "La Mujer de Fuego." One of them, Dr. Mata, who is married and never goes out, stays after the show and La Mujer comes to sit with him in order to make her ex-boyfriend jealous. After the party, Dr. Mata is so drunk that he leaves with La Mujer and takes her home without realizing what he is doing. They wake up the next day with no memory of what has occurred.

  567. La vida no vale nada, Rogelio A Gonzalez et al., 1 videocassette (110 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Infante, Rosario Granados, Domingo Soler.
    Abstract: Pablo is a destitute man, wandering the countryside until he ends up in the city, with no food. By circumstance he obtains a job in an antique shop working for a widow named Alma, who has two young sons. The two are attracted to each other; ignoring advice from the clergy, they become involved. As Pablo is more integrated into the family, and the sons respect him more, he begins to have some doubts about the situation. After having one drink at a birthday party, his old habits return; and, though he loves Alma, he leaves one night to begin wandering once again.

  568. Viejo nido, Vicente Oroná et al., 1 videocassette (75 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1998.
    Notes: Performer Note: Prudencia Grifell.

  569. La Violetera, Luis César Amadori et al., 1 videocassette (111 min.), México, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara Montiel, Raf Vallone, Frank Villard.
    Abstract: Sara, the poor flower vendor meets a rich aspiring diplomat, they fall in love only to be torn apart by their opposite positions in society.

  570. La virgen morena, José Luis Jimenez et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: José Luis Jimenez, Amparo Morillo, Abel Salazar.
    Abstract: A retelling of the story of the miraculous appearance of the Virgen de Guadelupe, patron saint of Mexico, to Juan Diego in 16th cent. Mexico.

  571. La visita que no tocó el timbre, Julián Soler et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miroslava, Abel Salazar, Manolo Fabregas.
    Abstract: Juan and Pablo Villanova are brothers who live together and work at a bank after the death of their mother. Both are overly concerned with their work; they are considered unfriendly by the other employees, particularly to children. Everything changes when they find a baby left on their doorstep on Christmas Eve. Frantic at first in trying to care for an infant, they enlist the help of a female doctor, with whom they are immediately transfixed. She, however, is unimpressed with their lack of eagerness to care for the baby, and remains angry with them until they prove they can be proper fathers.

  572. La viuda celosa, Amanda Ledesma et al., 1 videocassette (79 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Amanda Ledesma, Luis Aldas, Salvatore Baccaloni.
    Abstract: Sra. Leonarda, mourning the loss of her husband Gonzalo, refuses to leave her home and continually speaks to a painting of him. When she finally decides to attend a costume party, she meets Don Carmillo, and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Leonarda is wearing a mask, though, and Carmillo has no way of identifying her. When he happens to visit her home some time later, she must compete with her friend in convincing him that she was the masked woman.

  573. La viuda de Montiel, Miguel Littín et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), Montevideo, Uruguay, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Geraldine Chaplin, Nelson Villagra, Katy Jurado, Ernesto Gómez Cruz.

  574. La viuda negra, Arturo Ripstein et al., 1 videocassett (86 min.), Mexico, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Isela Vega, Mario Almada, Sergio Jiméniz.
    Abstract: Marta has been raised from birth in a convent and has become a beautiful young woman with a rebellious streak--she wants to become a priest. But she is a woman and is sent to work for a priest. Though she doesn't seek out trouble, trouble soon finds her when she attracts the attention of the town pharmacist and the jealousy of a woman who is in love with the priest.

  575. Voces de primavera, Jaime Salvador et al., 1 videocassette, Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Domingo Soler, Louise Burnott, Adalberto Martinez "Resortes".
    Abstract: Don Lorenzo and his sister take in boarders at their house and he is having trouble collecting rent. His niece, Luisa, is returning to Mexico from the U.S. and he wants her to marry a bumbling man named Inocencio, who is supposed to be worth a million dollars. Don Lorenzo's right-hand man, Alberto, is love with Luisa, but Don Lorenzo told him to forget her because the future of the house depends on Luisa's marriage to Inocencio.

  576. Vuelven los García, Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), Mexico D.F, 1997.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pedro Infante, Sara García, Abel Salazar, Victor Manuel Mendoza.
    Abstract: In this sequel to "Los Tres Garcia", the story of frustrated love and rivalry between brothers continues. After the death of Grandma García, the resentment between the López and García families grows to the point where it is ready to explode. However, a love between a López and a García is born, and these two must choose between loyalty to their families and their love for each other.

  577. Y Dios la llamo tierra, Ignacio Lopez Tarso et al., 1 videocassette (??? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ignacio Lopez Tarso, Katy Jurado.

  578. Y-- murió por nosotros!, Joselito Rodríguez et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos López Moctezuma, Andrés Soler, Felipe de Alba.
    Abstract: Laborers in a mining town are forced to work in terrible conditions, and fired randomly by their manipulative bosses. A professor of theology arrives and begins working to empower the workers through teaching, with the help of a young man who is one of the miners, and whose father is the only lenient supervisor. When this young worker is shot one day outside of town by a hired gun, his father renounces God and wonders aloud how anyone could be religious. For this he is ostracized by everyone in the town, except the professor and the man's orphaned granddaughter.

  579. Ya viene Vidal Tenorio, René Cardona et al., 1 videocassette (73 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Tito Guizar, Alicia Caro, Tito Junco.
    Abstract: When, during the Mexican Revolution, federal troops visit the farm of an accused traitor (who is actually innocent), they kill him and all but one of his sons. The remaining son escapes to warn Vidal and Julia, new parents, about the coming danger. The couple narrowly escape to the house of a friend and stay only briefly before they receive word that the same troops are on their way. By hiding in a hay wagon while Vidal speaks to the "federals," Julia is able to escape the attention of the general. The two find a small plot of land to cultivate, until the troops once again pose a threat to their safety.

  580. Yanco, Servando Gonzáles and Ricardo Ancona, 1 videocassette (90 min.), S.l, 1989?
    Notes: Performer Note: Ricardo Ancona, Jesús Medina.
    Abstract: Yanco becomes an excellent violinist taught by an old man and the sounds of nature.

  581. Yo dormi con un fantasma, Jaime Salvador et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Adalberto Martinez "Resortes", Maria Luisa Zea, Rafael Alcayde.
    Abstract: Resortes tries to get Detective Alduci to give him a job. By disguising himself, he manages to give Alduci his name and address, but the detective throws them out after Resortes leaves. One of Alduci's clients, a lawyer in charge of a will, is robbed and Alduci sends Resortes, warning him of the dangers and telling him to go immediately to the house of a Sr. Aberri. He warns Resortes that he must deal with things not of this world.

  582. Yo fuí una callejera, Joselito Rodríguez et al., 1 videocassette (103 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Meche Barba, Abel Salazar, Tony Aguilar.
    Abstract: Elena is a young woman, basically homeless and without sufficient clothing to wear. Her parents are hard-working but distrustful of her, and her only friend is her brother. She is fascinated by dancing and manages to peek through tents to see traveling performing companies. When one day she is offered a warm bed by a woman in a dancing troop, she impresses the dancer with her looks and is offered a spot as a backup dancer. A charismatic male soloist takes an interest in Elena, as does a more shady and manipulative mob boss associated with the company.

  583. Yo, José Luis Cuevas, José Luis Cuevas et al., 1 videocassette (74 min.), Mexico, D.F, 1992.
    Notes: Performer Note: Narrator, Paty Kelly.
    Abstract: Mexican artist José Luis Cuevas discusses his life and his work.

  584. Yo quiero ser hombre, Sara García et al., 1 videocassette (91 min.), Madera, CA, 199.
    Notes: Performer Note: Sara Garcia, Abel Salazar, Alma Rosa Aguirre, Delia Magaña.
    Abstract: Paquita must get Pablo to marry her. Disguised as a boy and with her aunt Anastasia's help, they start working for him as cook and chauffeur. The only problem is that she must marry him in less than a month or risk losing a large inheritance.

  585. Yo quiero ser tonta, Eduardo Ugarte Pagés et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Fernando Soler, Sara García, Rosita Quintana.
    Abstract: Sr. García is the father of two, a daughter named Lupita and a son named Juan, who both would like to do something different with their lives. Lupita wants to stop working in her father's barber shop, so she can use her singing and dancing talents; and Juan wants to leave medical school to try bullfighting. Thus, against their mother's wishes they head off with their father to try to make it rich. However, both Juan and Lupita fail miserably and realize that they have a better life at home with everyone together. So, the three return to mother (where she has kept up a successful salon in the absence of her family) and humbly request forgiveness.

  586. Yucatan, Harry Möller and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico), 1 videocassette (60 min.), México, D.F, 1997.
    Abstract: Shows some of the natural beauty and cultural attractions of Yucatan, preceded by several short features.

  587. La zandunga, Pedro A Calderón et al., 1 videocassette (?? min.), Harlingen, Tex, 1996.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lupe Velez, Arturo de Cordova, Joaquin Pardeve.
    Abstract: Two unwelcome strangers intrude on a community festival. One of them falls in love with a villager, however, xenophobia threatens any chance of happiness.



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