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La monja alférez (1944)

A 17th century woman, imprisoned for fighting in a bar, recounts her past to a priest. She tells of her father teaching her how to fence, of being sent to a convent by her aunt when her ... See full summary »
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María Félix ... Catalina Erauso 'La Monja Alférez' / Don Alonso
Ángel Garasa ... Roger
José Cibrián ... Juan de Aguirre
Delia Magaña ... Elvira
José Pidal José Pidal ... Don César, canónigo
Fanny Schiller ... Doña Úrsula
Paco Fuentes Paco Fuentes ... Don Miguel de Erauso
Eugenia Galindo Eugenia Galindo ... Doña Cristina
Esther Luquín Esther Luquín ... Beatriz
Maruja Grifell ... Reverenda madre
José Goula José Goula ... Don Claudio
Lauro Benítez Lauro Benítez ... Don Indalecio
Jesús Valero Jesús Valero ... Sacerdote
Manuel Sánchez Navarro Manuel Sánchez Navarro ... Don Diego Fernández de Córdova, Virrey del Peru (as M. Sanchez Navarro)
Enrique García Álvarez ... Don Ignacio de Aguirre (as E. Garcia Alvarez)
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A 17th century woman, imprisoned for fighting in a bar, recounts her past to a priest. She tells of her father teaching her how to fence, of being sent to a convent by her aunt when her father died, of escaping by dressing as a man, and of her life as a man following the escape. Written by Geoffrey Skinner <gskinner@sulmail.stanford.edu>

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The Life and Love of a Beautiful Woman
11 July 2007 | by birdaleSee all my reviews

Shot the way opera used to be directed - the actors stand and deliver in articulate and gorgeous Spanish. Felix is radiantly beautiful, at least as much as Hedy Lamarr. The photography is b/w with many a shadow and lots of good tonal variation. And if the thespian style is a bit on the raised eyebrow school, that's okay, for it's just so beautiful to hear and look at (which is good - for there are no subtitles on our version). Of course she no more resembles a young man than I do Marilyn Monroe, but that's another operatic convention easily accepted. The minor roles are amusing and well smirked. All in all, an enjoyable costume drama set in colonial Peru, with duels, convents, disguises, flights, flashbacks, and plenty to show off Mexico's leading lady.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lieutenant Nun See more »

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Clasa Films Mundiales See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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