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Saeta del ruiseñor (1959)

Joselito is a naughty boy that sings like the nightingales. He lives in a little town near Sevilla. He has a great success due to his magnificent voice and then he can practice charity with... See full summary »


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María Dolores Sánchez Ovín (story) (as Mª Dolores Sánchez Ovín), Concha R. Castaño (story) (as Concepción Rodríguez Castaño) | 4 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Joselito ... Joselito (as Joselito 'El Niño de la Voz de Oro')
Ivy Bless Ivy Bless ... Dorothy
Archibald L. Lyall Archibald L. Lyall ... Mr. Richard
Vicky Lagos ... Carmela (as Viky Lagos)
Manuel Zarzo ... Quico (as Manolo Zarzo)
Aníbal Vela ... Alcalde
Lola del Pino Lola del Pino ... Madre de Alicia
Emma Picó Emma Picó ... Madre de Joselito (as Emma Picot)
Luis Moreno Luis Moreno ... Sr. José
Félix Briones Félix Briones ... Padre de Alicia
Manuel Guitián Manuel Guitián ... Alguacil
Carmelo G. Robledo Carmelo G. Robledo ... (as Carmelo Robledo)
Luis Roses Luis Roses ... Profesor
José María Sánchez Roda José María Sánchez Roda ... (as José Mª Sánchez Roda)
Mari Carmen Alonso Mari Carmen Alonso ... Alicia


Joselito is a naughty boy that sings like the nightingales. He lives in a little town near Sevilla. He has a great success due to his magnificent voice and then he can practice charity with a girl from his town. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@embl-heidelberg.de>

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Release Date:

16 January 1959 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

I prosefhi tou orfanou See more »

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Color (Technicolor)
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Referenced in Brillante porvenir (1965) See more »


Colombia tiene una copla
By Antonio Segovia
Lyrics by Francisco Naranjo, Camilo Murillo and Román
Performed by Joselito
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The boy with a golden voice
16 April 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It is to state the obvious to write that Joselito Jimenez's musical melodramas were the reflection of the ideology of FRanco's dictatorship.However there's something fascinating when you see this little kid,some kind of Spanish Shirley Temple ...

First Joselito movie shot in color (and his second one) ,religion is somewhat less present (in the first part) than in his previous effort. The young wiz kid portrays a naughty boy and the first sequences oddly resemble Louis Pergaud's "La Guerre des Boutons" .But when the young blind girl appears ,it's mushy melodrama all over again.

Joselito sings every five minutes;they make the first excuse they can think of for introducing his songs: with the young blind girlie ,during a talent show -we hardly see the other contenders-, with an echo in the mountains, during the Holy Week..

For religion gets the lion's share in the second part.The director films the Holy Week celebrations in lavish details and these sequences give the movie its touristic look ,as the precedent user wrote.

Another cliché of this kind of melodrama is the wealthy American (represented by a grumpy (show)businessman and his daughter -"when he says "no" ,he agrees!").The American dream -which would come true for Joselito in real life :he was the Ed Sullivan show's guest -is a permanent feature of the time.At least, these rich tourists make the village stand together .They can't do anything for themselves?Oh no!

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