Al filo de la muerte
Written byFernanda Villeli
Marcia Yancé
Directed byAlfredo Gurrola
José Ángel García
StarringHumberto Zurita
Gabriela Rivero
Antonio Escobar
Blanca Guerra
Manuel Ojeda
Raúl Araiza
Ana Patricia Rojo
Opening theme"Al filo de la mủete" by Héctor Yaber
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes180
Executive producerEmilio Larrosa
Running time21–22 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseJune 17, 1991 (1991-06-17) –
February 21, 1992 (1992-02-21)
Preceded byAmor de nadie
Followed byLa sonrisa del diablo

Al filo de la muerte (English: At the edge of death) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Emilio Larrosa for Televisa in 1991.[1]

Humberto Zurita and Gabriela Rivero starred as protagonists, while Antonio Escobar and Blanca Guerra starred as antagonists.


Tracy López is a young nurse who lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Sam Ross. Her relationship is relatively quiet, until Tracy accidentally witnesses a murder committed by her boyfriend. Scared, she goes to the Police Department telling what she saw. She subsequently finds out that Sam has lied to her all the time since she actually has criminal connections to the mob. The police introduce Tracy to the Witness Protection Program, where she is given a new identity: from now on her name will be Mariela Foret. Following the directions they give her, she flees the country to Mexico City. There he is employed in a prestigious hospital belonging to the respected cardiologist Francisco Riquer, who as a person is hard and full of remorse, because he could not save his wife and son, who died in the 1985 Mexico earthquake. But as a doctor, on the other hand, he is noble and compassionate.

Francisco and Tracy will meet and despite the initial disagreements they have, they will end up falling in love, but Sam, furious at having been betrayed by his girlfriend, will travel to Mexico willing not to let him be happy with the doctor.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1992 10th TVyNovelas Awards Best Actor Humberto Zurita Won


  1. ^ "Al filo de la muerte" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2016.