Spoken Languages: English, Spanish
Cast: Oliver Reed (as Gabriel Lee), Richard Widmark (as Sam Lucas), Gayle Hunnicutt (as Deborah), Sam Wanamaker (as Harry Sickles), Vladek Sheybal (as Dutchman)
Medium: Original DVD,
Plot Outline: The play titled Los Vendidos, which when translated into Spanish means “sell outs”, was written in 1967 by Luis Valdez and was first performed according to Baru (2011), in East Los Angeles at the Brown Beret Junta. In the play, the author seeks to display the social disparities between the Latin community and the locals in California. In effect, the role of the various authorizes such as the state, local and federal governments are highlighted to portray certain misconceptions about Americans towards Latinos. Although out the play, it is evident that Luis Valdez adapts to some great extent, character traits innate in the Mexican culture. Generally, the play seeks to inform the larger American audience of the triviality of some of the stereotypes assumed with regard to the Mexicans living in California, and how ridiculous these stereotypes and misconceptions are. In this paper, an in- depth analysis of the emerging themes, motifs and characters in the play will be discussed.
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1