Venus de fuego is a Mexican film directed by Jaime Salvador . It was released in 1949 and starring Meche Barba and Fernando Fernández . PLOT: A young man, employed by a pearl company, falls madly in love with a woman they call "The Venus of Fire" and she is involved in a crime. He is accused of murder and is forced to flee to a distant place. Significance: In this film, the Mexican rumbera Meche Barba forms a cinematographic couple for the first time with the Mexican actor and singer Fernando Fernández, who will eventually become his inseparable acting partner in all kinds of cabaretil arrabal dramas.