1 user

The Condemned Ones (1953)

Condenados (original title)
Aurelia is a Mancha's peasant who barely can keep the estate of her husband (José), imprisoned for killing a man. When Juan enters her service as a farmhand, land begins to regain its ... See full summary »




Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mauricio is a Frenchman who arrived in Barcelona fleeing from justice. He takes refuge in a pension in Chinatown (today called Raval) and falls in love with Pilar, the niece of the owner. ... See full summary »

Director: Rafael Gil
Stars: Amparo Rivelles, Antonio Vilar, Manolo Morán
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Barcelona, 1950. A man is killed in front of a Police station. The case is given to two agents, a skilled veteran and an eager young one, who team to solve it while bit by bit their efforts... See full summary »

Director: Julio Salvador
Stars: Conrado San Martín, Elena Espejo, Tomás Blanco
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It is the portrait of the life of an amateur boxer who falls into the hands of a cruel manager while turning into professional.

Director: Mario Camus
Stars: Julián Mateos, Luis Romero, Carlos Otero
Los farsantes (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A Spanish traveling theater company barely survives representing their performances in small towns. The situation worsens when the Easter (religious celebration in which, especially during ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Camus
Stars: Margarita Lozano, Víctor Valverde, José María Oviés
The Tenant (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The humble physician's assistant Evaristo González and his wife Marta are busily looking for an apartment, as they have four small children and are living in rented accommodation in a ... See full summary »

Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, María Rosa Salgado, José Marco Davó
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Martin, a perfume seller coincide with his former classmate and bright, Roberto, who has left her lover planted tonight. Roberto Martin accompanies her home and meets his wife Berta, which ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia
Stars: Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Julio Peña
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Castelar, "El Tío del Gabán" y "El Pelirrojo" son tres delincuentes de poca monta que se dedican al carterismo organizado en el Rastro de Madrid. Un día se reúnen por deseo de su antiguo ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Luis Ramírez
Stars: José Luis Ozores, José Isbert, Encarna Fuentes
Nada (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Barcelona, in the forties. Young Andrea comes to town to start college in the midst of an oppressive environment and extreme poverty. She's staying at her aunt Angustias, along with other ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Neville
Stars: Conchita Montes, Fosco Giachetti, María Denis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Fernando (Fernando Fernan Gomez), is a young man who has just completed military service in a cavalry regiment. This regiment has received the order of motorize and therefore must sell all ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Neville
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Conchita Montes, José Luis Ozores
Red Fish (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde
Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Emma Penella, Félix Dafauce
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Manuel Mur Oti
Stars: Amparo Rivelles, José Suárez, Rolf Wanka
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A rich and skittish young girl falls in love with a young man who has a good social position and has won a waltzes contest. The father of the girl wants for her daughter a man of the future... See full summary »

Director: Luis Marquina
Stars: Roberto Rey, Ana María Custodio, Antoñita Colomé


Cast overview:
Aurora Bautista ...
Carlos Lemos ...
José Suárez ...
Félix Fernández ...
Aníbal Vela
Eugenio Domingo
Antonio Díaz del Castillo
Ignacio de Paúl ...
(as Pedro Ignacio Paul)


Aurelia is a Mancha's peasant who barely can keep the estate of her husband (José), imprisoned for killing a man. When Juan enters her service as a farmhand, land begins to regain its former glory at the same time the boy feels increasingly attracted to her mistress. Although nobody in the village wants to work in the lands of "the damned" - Until one day José regains freedom and returns home. Motivated by jealousy, then begins a fierce rivalry between the two men, who are vying for the love of Aurelia. Written by jsanchez

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »







Release Date:

21 July 1955 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Condenados - Amor que Mata  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor
Quasi una fantasia"
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
[Op. 27, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The expressive power of the director Manuel Mur Oti
4 August 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This film passes in a village in the Spanish region of "La Mancha", where a woman "Aurelia" (Aurora Bautista) works her lands with the help of a young stranger (Jose Suarez) that has just come to the village. The husband of "Aurelia" (Carlos Lemos) is in prison for a crime committed by an attack of jealousy. All goes well until the man regains freedom and the ghosts lurking his soul returning with him.

Adaptation of the work of theater homonym of Jose Suarez Carreño winner of "Lope de Vega" theater in 1951, where he shows us a Castilla as dry and hard as its inhabitants, men and women. This film is one of the best examples on the "España Negra" and moral values more hard in the post Spanish civil war, probably will not find an occasion more conducive to this Strong and castellana tragedy signed by Manuel Mur Oti in 1953

In continued with the film "Cielo Negro", premiered only a year earlier, "Condenados" tells another story focused on a character female "Aurelia" in a continuous slaughter, which appears as a cause and consequence and that this fits clearly in the patriarchal culture of those years. Equipped appreciated the religiosity of these films in scenes such as the harvesters in the Church, and the exaltation of marriage of the players.

The character of"Aurelia" is interpreted by Aurora Bautista, at the peak of his career after acting in films as "Agustina de Aragon", "Pequeñeces" or "Locura de amor," making a performance excellent. And he was not left behind his partner taxiway and husband in the film Carlos Lemos to get a very good with extraordinary levels. . As a curiosity highlight that is filmed in the village of Camuñas (Toledo).

It is an extraordinary film of Manuel Mur Oti , one of the directors that best printing force narrative in his films.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Condemned Ones (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: