Flor de Duranzo (Peach Blossom) was based on a novel by Hugo Wast. Though the original story was set in Argentina, it has been effectively transplanted to Mexico in this screen treatment. Fernando Soler stars as a grieving rancher who cannot get over the death of his beloved wife. Soler shuts himself off from the rest of world, demanding that his pretty daughter Esther Fernandez do the same. Eventually escaping her father's forced solitude, Fernandez heads to Mexico City, where her idealistic notions of romance are destined to be dashed. Wast's novel was decidedly downbeat in its outlook and denouement; the film version of Flor de Duranzo is a lot more optimistic.