Six months after the tragic death Pedro Infante, the pain of his departure after the crash was close to the surface, and in the 1957 newspapers the prime minister "Vice" in four cinemas in Mexico City, it was one of Pedro’s last films, and he only acted with Maria felix
“All Mexico welcomes her, all Mexico welcomes her,” says a poster published by EL UNIVERSAL in December of that fateful year. The beauty of Maria Felix was connected with the gallantry of Pedro, who played a sensitive Indian who fell madly in love with “the girl Mary”.
The beautiful landscape of Tenango de las Flores, Puebla, is one of the scenes of this tragic love story, in which racial barriers stand in the happiness of the characters.
Tape directed Ismael Rodriguez it was a hit in Mexico and at the Berlin Festival, where the actor was awarded the Silver Bear for a male performance; Tizok is a good-natured Indian Takuat who, trying to show her love for Mary, makes her cry in one of the most symbolic scenes. Golden age
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Pedro Infante no longer saw "Tizok" in the movie
When Pedro Infante acted, he seemed “like a fish in water”, enjoyed his work and enjoyed the movement in front of the cameras, besides, he had a strong observation instinct and kept the images in his memory, sometimes he told UNIVERSAL that he studied his movements in front of the mirror. “I look like a madman, watching me move my mouth, my hands or how I should take my steps,” he said.
The actor celebrated his last saint, accompanied by friends of the production, on the pages of this newspaper says that on this occasion the celebration took place in the house that Pedro had in Cuernavaca. That day, he received mariachi and as a gift a virgin from Guadeloupe in a polychrome sculpture for the chapel of his house.
The last scenes of the film were filmed in Oaxaca, but Pedro did not want to travel by plane, because eight years ago his friend, actress Blanca Estela Pavon, died in a plane crash when he moved from this city to the capital.
For this reason, the actor chose to arrive by car, but when he made a mistake, he arrived six hours later; Pedro chose not to travel by plane and thus not “tempt death,” but he would die in an air crash in six months.
Successful premiere in mexico and berlin
On June 23, 1957, EL UNIVERSAL announced the success of Tizoc in Europe, the film was presented in Berlin and gave very good comments.
“Frequent applause today provoked the Mexican film Tizok, which will be presented at the Berlin Film Festival, where viewers especially appreciated the wonderful images of the Mexican village exhibited by this film,” the document says.
"Tizok" is one of the last two films made by Pedro Infante and missing for the first time. This in colors, in Cinemascope (a shooting system characterized by the use of large images in shooting), has an interesting argument and, above all, the greatest attraction for movie fans, the only and last meeting of this pair of films of the Colossus, Pedro Infante and Maria Felix, ” reads the pages of EL UNIVERSAL.
As never before, the actress wore beautiful Mexican regional costumes, which further emphasized her beauty and beauty.
Tyoz confuses Mary with the Virgin Mary and a love story is born
Tizok, an Indian Tacuat who hunts to survive, falls in love with Mary at first sight, his beauty amazes him so much that he thinks that she is the Virgin herself from his coming, because the similarity between them is impressive.
In the film, the Virgin of the Ward is very similar to Mary.
Maria, an urban woman with a strong character, takes refuge in the provincial landscapes to forget the betrayal of her fiancé Arturo, but is surprised by the tenderness and sensitivity of Tizok.
“The frog flies from one passionate to another in order to bring their love, and when lovers die, their souls reach their zeniths to continue singing their love for God,” Tikos tells Mary in one of the scenes he remembered more from the film a prelude to Mary’s tears Felix, when Pedro Infant sings "I love you."
Then the confusion created by the handkerchief complicates everything, and the drama brings the story to a tragic end, in which Tizok and Maria die on top of a mountain when an owl sings.
Maria Felix and memory with Pedro Infante
In October 1957, Maria Felix spoke to UNIVERSAL about his character in "Tizok", a pleasant experience that enriched his acting career.
“The character seemed great, otherwise, believe me, I would not interpret it,” he said.
O Pedro, he made a very good impression and fell in love with the friendship that was interrupted by the sudden death of the born in Guamuchile, Sinaloa.
“Pedro was a great companion and best friend. During the shooting of the film, we more and more confirm our friendship, but we understand well: friendship, ”he said.
For Felix, Tizok will become an attractive film because of its beautiful history and its Mexican characters and landscapes.
“Both Pedro and my type were authentically Mexican, I have long wanted to understand such a guy. I think this is a good film that everyone will like for its simple and human history, ”he concluded.