Cast & Crew
Estrada, the chief government official of the region, has put a price on the head of José Savedra for causing the local people to rebel against his tax collectors. Dancer Rosario Montes also thinks that the tax levied against her "Fandango Café" is excessive and is not inclined to pay. With typical bravura, José posts notices all over the town that, on his next visit to the café, he will kiss Rosario on the lips. With Estrada and the local police present, the intrepid joker, disguised as a waiter, fulfills his boast. Realizing that there is a relationship between José and Rosario, Estrada writes a note to José in Rosario's name, arranging a rendezvous at her house, and arrests him when he keeps the appointment. When Rosario discovers Estrada's trick, she pretends to dislike José and obtains permission from Estrada to repay the affront of José's kiss with her own traitor's kiss. However, Rosario takes advantage of her visit to José's cell to pass him a pistol, which he uses to secure his freedom. As Rosario and José escape on horseback, the governor of the territory arrests Estrada, charging him with abuse of power.
Francisco Moré De La Torre
A. C. Ward
This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.
This was a Spanish-language version of the 1930 film One Mad Kiss, which was filmed in late 1929 and directed by Marcel Silver. According to documents in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department and the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection at the UCLA Arts-Special Collections Library, the studio was apparently unhappy with Silver's version and assigned James Tinling to reshoot several sequences, in addition to preparing a version in Spanish. A private preview of El precio de un beso was held at the Los Angeles Fox-Criterion on May 31, 1930. The film opened in San Antonio, Texas, under the title Un beso apasionado, in New York as Un beso de pasión and in Los Angeles as El precio de un beso. Some sources include Soledad Jiménez and Alexander Kahble in the cast, but their participation in the released film has not been confirmed. Tom Patricola's voice was dubbed by either Rafael Valverde, Vicente Padula or Romualdo Tirado.