In the Palm of Your Hand

Synopsis: 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, through her he learns that a millionaire Vittorio Romano died shortly after learning of his wife's infidelity. Karin befriends the woman and learns that she and her lover murdered her husband, now the woman claims to love the astrologer and wants him to help her get rid of her lover.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Roberto Gavaldón
Production: Mier y Brooks S.A.
  8 wins & 3 nominations.
90 min



The world has lived through the

first half of the 20th century.

In 50 years Mankind has reached goals...

that never before even dared to dream of.

Man has vanquished distances,

ruled the air.

Has controlled the forces of nature.

Has accomplished the

greatest achievement...

The oldest dream of the wisemen of old.

Has liberated nuclear power.

Only one thing Man has not achieved...

Avoid fear, remove doubt,

trust in tomorrow.

Because of this insecurity,

uncertainty and fear...

everyone searches for an answer

that would make them trust their future.

But that answer is

not always reasonable...

or available by common means.


That is why people are sometimes drawn...


to the unknown Arcane forces;


the mysterious world of that which is beyond


and of intelligence.


To use those forces and translate

the messages from that world...

is the mission that I have

undertaken for my life.

To the extent that

my faculties permit it...

I decipher the mysteries of the future.

It's true that I'm unable to

forsee the great problems of humanity.

But I can do it with the questions,

preoccupations and hopes

of the people who trust my...

humble gifts, my integrity...

and good will.

What you say is so true, Professor Karin.

Now I beg you to stay still...

with a calm mind.

To let me penetrate

the secrets of the gods...

it is necessary

that you trust me.

That you believe what

I am going to tell you.

You are married.

Two years...

I see suffering around you.

Now, a person is getting

clearer before my eyes...

It is your husband...

He loves you so much...

You could be so happy...

but between you lies something

hidden that make you unhappy

that "something"...

is another woman.

What should I do, Professor Karin?

If you want to

keep your husband...

don't try to break that triangle...

Even without him knowing...

give him complete freedom.

Between two persons

who love each other...

there's no greater dependance...

that the one involving in

the illusion of freedom...

says the old Chinese proverb.

Just have enough patience and courage...

and you will be

victorious at the end.

I'll follow your advice, Professor Karin.

Even though I know it

will be very hard.

Thank you very much.


You may come in, Miss Arno.

My dear Miss Arno...

the time has come

for you to get married.

Get married, Professor?

You well know what

I think of marriage,

that absurd slavery of women.

Then, get yourself a lover.

Younger, if possible...

Professor! I'm a decent woman...

of solid moral principles.

I'm far from thinking otherwise, Miss Arno,

but in this case,

the message from the

other side is very clear.

A man is needed in your life.

A platonic lover, you meant?

It couldn't be otherwise.

A man to which to

devote my dreams,

my thoughts even if

he never knows about it.

Well, in this case, the message from beyond

has been more precise.

Professor; I know who

that ideal man can be...

Then, Miss Arno, you may

have a long and pointless wait,

for that ideal man to love

you in real proportions.

Meanwhile, don't forget that one thing is

"Morals" and other thing is "Physiology".

Pardon me?

That, Miss Arno...

Please come in, Mrs.

No, Professor, I have to go.

I just came for this.

I don't understand, What is it?

A check, a $500 check.

The price I pay for that,

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Luis Spota

Luis Mario Cayetano Spota Saavedra Ruotti Castañares (13 July 1925, Mexico City — 20 January 1985) was a Mexican writer, journalist, boxing official and film director. Although he never finished primary school, Spota became a highly successful author and journalist in his lifetime, appearing frequently on TV and radio. He was also a busy screenwriter for the Mexican film industry. He was a close friend of the Mexican president Miguel Aleman Valdes. He was the first President of the World Boxing Council (WBC) (February 1963 - September 1968). He died of pancreatic cancer in Mexico City. more…

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