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Queen of the Tabarin Club (1960)

La reina del Tabarín (original title)
In 1913 a family of traveling musicians goes to the house of a rich marquise. Lolita, daughter of one of the musicians, encounters the son of the wealthy lady.


Jesús Franco


Maria A. Spaltro (story), Ernesto Arancibia (story) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikaela ... Lolita
Yves Massard ... Fernando (as Ives Massard)
Juan Antonio Riquelme Juan Antonio Riquelme ... Miguel (as Juan Riquelme)
Antonio Garisa ... Tío
Danielle Godet ... Monique
Mauricio Lapeña Mauricio Lapeña ... Ramón (as Mauricio de la Peña)
Ena Sedeño ... Mercedes
Antonio Jiménez Escribano ... Picardi (as Antonio J. Escribano)
Mary Begoña ... Encarna
Ketty de la Cámara Ketty de la Cámara ... Manuela
Fernando Calzado Fernando Calzado ... Rival de Fernando
Chelo Romero Chelo Romero ... Princesa de La Patellière
Amalia Ariño Amalia Ariño ... Portera del patio (as Amalia S. Ariño)
José María Lado ... Doctor (as José Mª Lado)
Juan Cortés Juan Cortés ... Arturo del Castillo


In 1913 a family of traveling musicians goes to the house of a rich marquise. Lolita, daughter of one of the musicians, encounters the son of the wealthy lady.

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Soledad Miranda's first role. She had a very small uncredited role in this film, the first time she appeared in a Jesse Franco film. She would later go on to star in six of Franco's thrillers before her death in 1970 in a tragic automobile accident. See more »

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The French version is heavily cut. In particular it lacks the first 15 minutes. See more »

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Witty musical comedy with a surprise cameo
25 August 2002 | by inkybrownSee all my reviews

This musical romance concerns the tragic entanglements of a beautiful Gypsy girl named Lolita in 1892 Spain. Lolita is singing at a party which she has crashed and she meets the wealthy Fernando, who is posing as a waiter to flirt with her. They begin to fall in love. Yet after Lolita finds out Fernando is engaged, she is devastated and moves to Paris; there she makes her glamorous debut at the Tabarín club. Fernando reads of her great success and goes to Paris to see her. Cult starlet Soledad Miranda has a cameo in this movie. This was an important film for Jess Franco as it was his entry into the professional film world. Several years later, Soledad became Franco's star in numerous movies (Count Dracula, Eugénie, Les cauchemars naissent la nuit, Sex Charade, Vampyros Lesbos, She Killed in Ecstasy, and The Devil Came from Akasava). Oddly enough, the French version is in black and white and begins several scenes into the Spanish version, at the introduction of Fernando.

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Release Date:

1 October 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha do Tabarin See more »

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Hispamer Films See more »
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