Cifesa is the acronym for Compania Industrial Film Española, a noted Spanish film studio. They have released such films as Don Quijote de la Mancha (1947) [1] and the 1954 film version of El alcalde de Zalamea, as well as being responsible for the Spanish release of some Hollywood films.[1] Notable stars include Florián Rey, Benito Perojo, Imperio Argentina, and Miguel Ligero.[2] In 1951 the studio released the historical epic Dawn of America, intended as a response to the big-budget British production Christopher Columbus (1949).


  2. Pavlović, Tatjana; Alvarez, Inmaculada; Blanco-Cano, Rosana (18 November 2008). 100 Years of Spanish Cinema. John Wiley & Sons. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-4051-8420-5. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
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