La gloria y el infierno
Created byAntonio Monsell
Written byAntonio Monsell
Directed byGonzalo Martínez Ortega
StarringOfelia Medina
Héctor Bonilla
Fernando Balzaretti
Jorge Russek
Saby Kamalich
Elvira Monsell
Pedro Armendáriz, Jr.
Salvador Sánchez
Opening themeLa gloria y el infierno
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes120
Executive producersJuan Osorio
Gonzalo Martínez Ortega
CinematographyErnesto Medina
Running time21-22 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseMarch 17 (1986-03-17) –
August 29, 1986 (1986-08-29)
Preceded byDe pura sangre
Followed byEl Camino Secreto

La gloria y el infierno (English title:The glory and hell) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Gonzalo Martínez Ortega and Juan Osorio for Televisa in 1986.[1] It is based on the novela Duelo al so by the American writer Niven Busch. It starred Ofelia Medina, Héctor Bonilla, Fernando Balzaretti and Saby Kamalich.


After the Mexican Revolution, Sara Vallarta, wife of Fernando de Michoacán a landowner agrees to meet with his cousin and former boyfriend, Sebastian Arteaga. To avoid rumors, Concerta appointment in an abandoned church and go along with his two sons, Michael and Sergio. Sebastian confesses he has joined an Indian with whom he has a daughter, Agnes, but that has never stopped loving her.

He asks Sara that if something happens to him, care for your family. Just Sebastián goes, appears Fernando who explained while Sara immediately assumes she is unfaithful and since then, ejected from his bed and does not return you to talk to. Although Sara is still living in the home of her ex-husband, is practically a ghost because it is completely ignored.

Sebastian dies, and his wife, Sara proud not go where, however, relates to the owner of a tavern not caring that Inés grow in such sordid environment. Twenty years later, President Lázaro Cárdenas began his agrarian program of expropriation of farms, and Fernando Vallarta is the main opposition to this measure. Just in these circumstances is when the beautiful orphan Inés comes to live with Vallarta.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1987 5th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Gonzalo Martínez Ortega Nominated
Best Actress Ofelia Medina
Best Actor Héctor Bonilla
Best Original Story or Adaptation Antonio Monsell
Best Direction Gonzalo Martínez Ortega


  1. ^ La gloria y el infierno Alma latina Retrieved February 6, 2015