Jorge A. Zarco | Fresno, CA USA | 09/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"La Loca De Los Milagros/The Crazy Lady of the Miracles(1975) is a comedy-drama starring the late, great Libertad Lamarque. She was a real professional when it came to acting and he had a strong screen presence. She started acting in Spanish language films in Argentina(her home country) in the 1930's, continued acting in Mexican movies, and she passed away while acting on a telenovela/soap opera in the year 2000. In La Loca De Los Milagros, Lamarque plays Aurora Durban, an elderly, washed up singer who comes out of retirement to join a traveling group of entertainers. She asks a teenage girl, Aurorita(Lucero Reynoso) to be her "daughter". However, Aurorita feels guilty about what she's doing.
This film was directed by Jose Maria Fernandez Unsain; at the time, he was married to Mexican starlet Jacqueline Andere. This film does suffer from some Frank Capra-ish "capracorn" and some 70's cheese. There's a Spanish cover of Tony Orlando and Dawn's sugary sweet song 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree'. Also, a camera operator's reflection is visible near a hotel swimming pool! Still, Sergio Guerrero's music score gives this movie some heart and soul and singer/actor Vicente Fernandez makes a guest appearance. Keep an eye out for late Eduardo Lopez Rojas. He was in My Family(1995) with Esai Morales and Jimmy Smits. A young, sexy Olga Breeskin co-stars in the film. She's famous for her prowess as a violin player. La Loca de Los Milagros is a solid film from the late Libertad Lamarque."