Las fronteras del amor

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Las fronteras del amor
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Directed by Frank Strayer
Screenplay by Winifred Dunn
Miguel de Zárraga
Story byBernice Mason
Produced by John Stone
Starring José Mojica
Rosita Moreno
Rafael Corio
Cinematography Arthur Martinelli
Edited by Ernest Nims
Music by Samuel Kaylin
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • November 30, 1934 (1934-11-30) [1]
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

Las fronteras del amor (English: Love's Frontiers) is a 1934 American Spanish language romance film directed by Frank Strayer, which stars José Mojica, Rosita Moreno, and Rafael Corio. The screenplay was written by Winifred Dunn and Miguel de Zárraga, from a screenplay by Bernice Mason.



Weary from his tour, famous opera singer Miguel Segovia returns to his family's ranch in Mexico to get away for awhile. While there, he is asked by the family's shepherd, José López, to watch his flock while he woos a local woman, Maria. After José leaves, a plane which has run out of fuel makes an emergency landing in a nearby field. The plane is piloted by Alice Harrison, an heiress, who mistakes Miguel for a farmhand, which he does not disabuse her of that misunderstanding. When José realizes who Miguel really is, he returns to the cabin, but Miguel sends him to get fuel for the plane. Over the next two days, they fall in love, but Alice believes that their difference in social class would be too great of an obstacle to overcome.

José returns with the fuel, and the next morning, before Miguel can stop her, Alice takes off to return home. Back in Los Angeles, Alice is proposed to by Otto Van Ritter, but she turns him down. She talks to her Uncle Fred, who encourages her to follow her heart. She writes a letter to "José", still believing that that is Miguel's name.

Meanwhile, Miguel's agent, Harry, has convinced Miguel to go back on tour. Alice receives a letter from Maria, which is full of outrage of Alice's interest in her now-husband, José. Despondent, when Otto proposes again, Alice accepts. Despite several other twists of mistaken identity, Miguel eventually proposes to Alice, and she accepts.



During production, the film underwent several name changes, including En alas del amor and El vuelo del amor. In Mexico, it was released as ¡Viva mi tierra!. The picture was re-made, in English, in 1936 as Under Your Spell .


The Film Daily gave the film a positive review, "Entertaining romance giving Jose Mojica an opportunity to sing some pleasing numbers. Production is excellent all around." [2]

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  1. "Las fronteras del amor: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  2. ""Melodia Prohibada"". The Film Daily . December 5, 1934. p. 10. Retrieved January 15, 2024.