La reina del trópico

La reina del trópico (The Queen of the Tropics) is a 1946 Mexican drama film directed by Raúl de Anda, and starring María Antonieta Pons and Luis Aguilar.


In Papantla, Veracruz, the orphan girl Maria Antonia (María Antonieta Pons) lives with Don Anselmo (Arturo Soto Rangel), a peasant producer of vanilla and his wife Trini (Maria Gentil Arcos), who adopted her since she was very small. Arrives from the Mexico City the lawyer Esteban (Carlos López Moctezuma), son of Don Anselmo, and in the feast of the Corpus he dazzles with the beauty of María Antonia. the villain intoxicates the girl with the purpose to possess her. He returns to Mexico City and he promises to María Antonia that he come back for her when he has triumphed. Don Anselmo seriously ill and María Antonia travels to Mexico City to tell Esteban, who does not want to receive in his luxury apartment. Maria Antonia is alone and to the mercy of the dangers of the city, until she meets the young Andres (Luis Aguilar) and his friend Pizarrín (Fernando Soto "Mantequilla"), who give her asylum in their neighborhood.