The Nail (1944)
"El clavo" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amparo Rivelles ...
Blanca (as Amparito Rivelles)
Rafael Durán ...
Javier Zarco
Juan Espantaleón ...
Milagros Leal ...
Señora autoritaria
Joaquín Roa ...
Irene Caba Alba ...
Anciana testigo
Ramón Martori ...
Rafaela Satorrés ...
Doña Blanca
Manuel Arbó ...
Don Eduardo
Jesús Tordesillas ...
Presidente del Consejo
Adela González ...
Criada ordinaria
José Franco ...
Gerente del hotel
José Portes ...
Julio Infiesta ...
Félix Fernández ...


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Crime | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

11 November 1944 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

The Nail  »

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ESP 913,519 (Spain)

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Love, crime and duty
25 August 2002 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

"El Clavo" is based upon a short story by the spanish romantic writer P.A. de Alarcón. But the scriptwriters did a good job: the original story was just about 20 pages long!

It starts as the story of a judge and his lover. They decide to start a new life together but... the woman simply disappears.

After some years, the judge finds a skull with a nail in his backbone. It's an unsolved crime. Finding who the murderer was will also let him know something about the woman he loved.

If you ever get the chance to see it, i think you'll enjoy it!

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