Production info

María Magdalena, Pecadora de Magdala
Mexico, 1946

Luis Alcoriza, Medea de Novara, Tito Junco
Directed by Miguel Contreras Torres


This film focuses on the actions, death, and resurrection of Jesus, with the title role character of Mary Magdalena appearing mainly as a member of Christ's entourage. It contains a short scene in Egypt at the beginning of a prince Pta-Ho-tep stealing the 'talisman of Isis' from a statue of the goddess in a temple to bring to the wealthy Galilean courtesan Maria Magdalena. Deemed one of the biggest movies in Mexican cinema history. Written by Medea de Novara, who also plays the title role and apparently spent more than 3 years to study the life of Maria Magdalena in order to be able to play this role…

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