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La rebelión de los colgados (1954)

Not Rated | | Drama, Adventure | 4 November 1954 (Mexico)
A group of semi-slave laborers rebel against the appalling work conditions in a logging camp deep in the Mexican jungle.


Alfredo B. Crevenna, Emilio Fernández (uncredited)


B. Traven (novel), B. Traven (screenplay) (as Hal Croves)
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pedro Armendáriz ... Cándido Castro
Ariadne Welter Ariadne Welter ... Modesta (as Ariadne)
Víctor Junco ... Celso
Carlos López Moctezuma ... Don Félix
Amanda del Llano Amanda del Llano ... Aurea
Jaime Fernández ... Urbano
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... Don Acacio
Miguel Ángel Ferriz ... Don Severo
Álvaro Matute Álvaro Matute ... El Pícaro
Tito Junco ... Don Gabriel
Agustín Fernández Agustín Fernández ... Gusano
Carlos Riquelme ... Don Raúl, cantinero
Ramiro Orci Ramiro Orci ... Pascacio
Rogelio Fernández Rogelio Fernández ... Martín Trinidad
José Vázquez José Vázquez


A group of semi-slave laborers rebel against the appalling work conditions in a logging camp deep in the Mexican jungle.

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Drama | Adventure


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Release Date:

4 November 1954 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rebellion of the Hanged See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiapas, Yucatan, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Remade as La rebelión de los colgados (1986) See more »


Music by François-Joseph Gossec
Played on the phonograph when Acacio is brought back to camp
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Cruel Punishment
15 January 2007 | by sonny_1963See all my reviews

"Rebellion of the Hanged," alludes to workers who broke any rules being stripped to the waist and hung by their wrists high above the ground for countless hours on end. Some were even whipped while they were hanging Then they fought back.

This cruel punishment just made living and working in a Mexican mahogany plant that much worse. The workers were not certified slaves, but they may well have been, because quitting the job was impossible due to no way to get out of that part of the forest.

Pedro Armandariz is excellent as the father of a young boy, trying to support both of them. Ariana Welter is fine as a woman who arrived with him and the boy at the camp. In one sad scene, she tells the son that his father is working, when he really is hanging in pain.

This film is an indictment of conditions that existed at that time.

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