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The Last Torch Song (1957)

El último cuplé (original title)
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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 »


Juan de Orduña
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Montiel ... Maria Luján
Armando Calvo ... Juan Contreras
Enrique Vera ... Pepe Molina
Julia Martínez ... Trini (as Julita Martínez)
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro ... Paca (as Matilde M. Sampedro)
José Moreno ... Cándido Chamorro
Laly del Amo Laly del Amo ... Luisa (as Lali del Amo)
Aurora García Alonso Aurora García Alonso ... (as Aurora Garcialonso)
Beni Moreno Beni Moreno ... Chole
Luis Orduña ... (as Luis Orduna)
Erasmo Pascual ... Don Praxeres
Consuelo de Nieva ... Gloria Palacios
Miguel Fleta Miguel Fleta ... Don Jerónimo
Manolita Guerrero Manolita Guerrero
Antonio Alcázar Antonio Alcázar


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 Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 August 1957 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Valencia See more »

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Did You Know?


It was originally planned that Sara Montiel would lip-sync the songs previously recorded by another singer. However at the recording studio, the hired singer demanded to be paid in advance for her services and producer-director Juan de Orduña could not come up with the cash. Sara was summoned to the studio and recorded all the songs in one afternoon. Sara's voice and singing style ended up being the main attraction of the film. See more »


Spoofed in The Lonely Heart (1973) See more »


Written by Pedro Puche (as Puche) and Joaquín Zamacois Soler (as Zamacois)
Performed by Sara Montiel
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The success of Sarita Montiel.
17 June 2008 | by mascarasSee all my reviews

During the forties, the Spanish Speaking world created two stars: María Félix, famous for her exquisite beauty and Libetad Lamarque, probably the most popular singer of those years. When, in 1957, EL ÚLTIMO CUPLÉ came out, the Spanish world (and the rest too!) found in Sarita Montiel an artist who had the beauty of María Félix (though a little more human and warm) and the charm of Libertad Lamarque (though the voice os Miss Lamarque was better). Her presence on the screen impacted everybody. Her unique singing style sold her records by the millions. After EL ÚLTIMO CUPLÉ came LA VIOLETERA, CARMEN, LA BELLA LOLA, PECADO DE AMOR, MI ÚLTIMO TANGO, LA REINA DEL CHANTECLER... films which broke box office records in Europe, America, Africa, India, Japan... even those countries behind the Iron Curtain. Neither the plots of her films nor her leading men were important; moviegoers wanted only one thing: to see and hear Sarita. Wherever there has been a movie screen a film of Miss Montiel has surely played.

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