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La guerra gaucha (1942)

The story of the irregular forces on the north of Argentina, fighting against the Spanish Crown for the independence.


Lucas Demare


Leopoldo Lugones (stories), Homero Manzi (book) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Enrique Muiño
Francisco Petrone
Ángel Magaña ... Teniente Villareal
Sebastián Chiola
Amelia Bence
Ricardo Galache Ricardo Galache
Dora Ferreiro Dora Ferreiro ... (as Dorita Ferreyro)
Elvira Quiroga Elvira Quiroga
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René Múgica
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Roberto A. Combi Roberto A. Combi
Alberto Contreras Jr. Alberto Contreras Jr.
Jacinta Diana Jacinta Diana
Raúl Merlo Raúl Merlo


The story of the irregular forces on the north of Argentina, fighting against the Spanish Crown for the independence.

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gaucho | argentina | based on book | See All (3) »


Drama | History | Western


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Release Date:

20 November 1942 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gaucho War See more »

Filming Locations:

Salta, Argentina

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (re-release)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Reissued in a 70mm color-tinted version (1969?) See more »


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Argentina's independence wars - The unknown side
27 April 1999 | by mmaggiSee all my reviews

This is an epic movie who relates a part of our history. The independence war against spanish crown was not only fought by Argentina's (new) regular combat forces but by many common people: the "gauchos" (creoles) who, poor armed (and many times unarmed), faces the enemy using "guerrilla" tactics. This people was hunted, tortured and killed but they goes-on with this invincible freedom ideals. The movie has the best cast ever joined for those years. The footage and black & white photograpy are excellent as well as the plot. Some actors may seems over-acted for actual concepts, but the movie itself becames in a symbol of the Argentina´s movies "golden age".

PD: Sorry if the syntaxis or some expressions are incorrect. I had to recover my rusty english.

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