|Humo en los ojos|
|Directed by||Alberto Gout|
|Written by||Alberto Gout|
|Produced by||Alfonso Rosas Priego|
Enrique Rosas Priego
María Luisa Zea
|Music by||Rosalío Ramírez|
|Distributed by||Producciones Rosas Priego|
|November 13, 1946 (México)|
Maria Esther (Meche Barba) is a young girl that works as a dancer in a cabaret. María Esther falls in love with Carlos (David Silva), a sailor who had a previous relationship with a cabaret woman named Sofia (María Luisa Zea). A rivalry erupts between the two women. Neither of the two realizes that, in reality, they are mother and daughter.
- Meche Barba ... María Esther
- David Silva ... Carlos
- María Luisa Zea ... Sofía
- Rubén Rojo ... Juan Manuel
- Fernando Soto "Mantequilla" ... Chon
- Toña la Negra ... Toña
The plot was inspired by the same named song of Agustín Lara, who brought other tropical themes along with Juan Bruno Tarraza and Rafael Hernández Marín. One of the classic films of the Rumberas film is Humo en los ojos. In his essential and delicious Documentary History of Mexican cinema, the researcher Emilio García Riera writes the following comment: It's funny the outcome of this tropical melodrama. David Silva feels incestuous by simple solidarity with her former lover Maria Luisa Zea and that makes him give up of a Meche Barba more "femme fatal" than ever. In the microcosm of the tropical cabaret, the director Alberto Gout discovered how the passions tragically collide with the revelations of kinship. At the same time, Gout was finding, for him and for the genre of Rumberas, the style that would give prosperity in the coming years.
The film was originally offered to the Cuban-Mexican rumbera María Antonieta Pons. As the producer(s) and Pons did not reach a salary agreement, the producer Alfonso Rosas Priego and the director Alberto Gout began to test several other candidates. Among them were Lupita Torrentera, Yadira Jimenez and Ethel Maklen, but eventually Meche Barba was chosen. Thanks to this film, Barba makes her foray into Rumbera films.
- "Alameda et al v. Authors Rights Restoration Corporation et al". Justia Law. 19 May 2003. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
- Películas Pepito: Humo en los ojos (1946)
- Muñoz Castillo, Fernando (1993). Las Reinas del Trópico. Grupo Azabache. p. 71. ISBN 968-6084-85-1.