Adaptation of the poem about the gaucho Martín Fierro by Argentine writer José Hernández. When Martín Fierro returns to the family ranch, he finds it abandoned. He then remembers his peaceful life until he was forcibly recruited to serve in the border army, from which he ended up deserting. A voice-over recites Hernández’s verses, recounts the confrontations with the Indians and denounces the social injustices and authoritarianism that prevail with the most humble.
Director: Leopoldo Torre Nilsson.
Writers: José Hernandez (poem), Edmundo Eichelbaum, Héctor Grossi, Beatriz Guido, Ulises Petit de Murat, Luis Pico Estrada, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson.
Stars: Alfredo Alcón, Lautaro Murúa, Graciela Borges, María Aurelia Bisutti, Walter Vidarte, Fernando Vegal, Leonardo Favio, Sergio Renán, Oscar Orlegui, Rafael Carret, Nina Pontier, Flora Steinberg, Hilda Suárez, Teresa Serrador, Walter Soubrie, Nelly Tesolín, Linda Peretz, Mario Casado.
In Argentina this is not an obscure film, but rather an old classic. Most boomers have seen it on TV at some time, I imagine.