The Children of Sanchez (1978)





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Hall Bartlett directs the rural drama The Children of Sanchez, based on the tome The Children of Sanchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family written by Oscar Lewis in the '60s. Anthony Quinn stars as the widowed Jesus Sanchez, a poor farmer struggling to provide for his family in Mexico City. Also starring Lupita Ferrer as Consuelo and Stathis Giallelis as Roberto. This is the last film in the 50-year career of international star Dolores del Rio, who plays the Grandma. Jazz-pop performer Chuck Mangione was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a Grammy award for his original musical score.
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Anthony Quinn
as Jesus Sanchez
Carmen Montejo
as Guadalupe
Dolores Del Rio
as Grandma Paquita
Katy Jurado
as Chata
Lucía Méndez
as Marta Sanchez
Duncan Quinn
as Manuel
Lupita Ferrer
as Consuelo Sánchez
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Mexican widower worker Jesus Sanchez struggles to keep his family together. He can't show the kids his love but he tries to do his best for them. A nice drama. An admirable performance by Anthony Quinn.

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