About the film
Fever Mounts at El Pao
Release Date: December 05, 1959
|Production Companies||:||Le Groupe des Quatre, Filmex, Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique (CICC)|
|Producers||:||Raymond Borderie, Óscar Dancigers, Jacques Bar, Gregorio Walerstein|
|Writers||:||Luis Buñuel, Luis Alcoriza, Charles Dorat, Louis Sapin, Henri Castillou|
Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines. Ojeda is a steamy, isolated island, the penal colony for an oppressive dictatorship. A reactionary seizes the murdered governor's post, and rushes to eliminate his romantic rival, an idealistic underling. The bureaucrat Vazquez hopes to marshal the angry residents of the capitol, El Pao, plus the many political prisoners, to oust Governor Gual.