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30 Ratings

In the Palm of Your Hand

En la palma de tu mano

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón
Mexico, 1951
Drama, Crime


Jaime Karin is an astrologer, fortune teller and a scam artist, who uses his wife who works in an elegant beauty salon, to find out information on future wealthy clients.

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In the Palm of Your Hand Directed by Roberto Gavaldón

Awards & Festivals

Ariel Awards (Mexico)

1952 | 8 wins including: Golden Ariel

1952 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Minor Role

Critics reviews

En la Palma de Tu Mano (In the Palm of Your Hand, 1951) is the longest and most ambitious film of the bunch… The film augments Mexico City with jaw-dropping sets. Karin’s office mimics an observatory, the domed ceiling adorned with big magic-sounding words and twinkling stars.
July 26, 2015
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The finest film in the series is In the Palm of Your Hand, an entrancingly sensuous drama of deception, seduction, and murder. Director Roberto Gavaldón wrote the velvety, ambiguous script with his frequent partner José Revueltas. Its pulp poetry is salted with wit; the macabre hilarity of a scene where an adulterous couple gets a flat tire while transporting a corpse in their trunk is worthy of Hitchcock.
July 24, 2015
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