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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 »

Director:

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 ... Micaela (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
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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 after her first public performance. Written by Anonymous

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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Un pasota con corbata (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

La sandunga
Written by Álvaro Retana and Luis Barta
Performed by Rafaela Aparicio
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A classic Spanish Film.
30 November 2000 | by kathym-3See all my reviews

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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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 August 1957 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Valencia See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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