Flor de mayo

Jack Palance and Paul Stewart return the favor done to Hollywood over the years by actors such as Pedro Armendariz and Emilio Fernandez, and Palance especially gives a fine bravura performance (in Spanish) as a shrimp fisherman (and skipper of the Cucamonga). Maria Felix delivers her dialogue with machine-gun rapidity in stunning gowns, and Armendariz is excellent in an unusual part.

Amazingly beautiful color cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa in a number of difficult situations rises to the level of Dali, in a subtle film from the author of Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Blood and Sand.