A musical drama featuring a tragic love story. Relates a singer's rise to fame and her subsequent downfall because of the death of her lover. She manages to return to the stage only to die ... See full summary »
A musical drama featuring a tragic love story. Relates a singer's rise to fame and her subsequent downfall because of the death of her lover. She manages to return to the stage only to die after her first public performance. Written by
One of the characters in this film is called the Grand Duke Vladymir of Russia (played by Alfredo Mayo as required by the script: a drunken aristocrat who is after Maria Lujan (Sara Montiel). It so happened that there was in real life a Russian Grand Duke by that name and he sued the film for portraying him in such an unflattering manner. The problem was resolved when Cifesa (the film's distributor) agreed to pay the indignant Duke an undisclosed large sum of money and removed from the soundtrack any reference to Vladymir of Russia. Since then all you hear in the movie is references to "Grand Duke" but no name. See more »
"S.M. el Chotis"
Written by Eduardo Montesinos and Manuel Font de Anta
Performed by unidentified singer See more »
A fine film based on the life of a singer of "cuplés," a popular Spanish musical genre. It bears great similarity to the classic "Dama de las Camelias" with a tragic ending. The music is fine. The Sarita Montiel singing is warm and exotic, very easy listening. However, purists might prefer the original style of "cuplé" singers, a bit less warm.
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