I Was a Parish Priest

I Was a Parish Priest or God's War (Spanish:La guerra de Dios) is a 1953 Spanish drama film directed by Rafael Gil and starring Claude Laydu, Francisco Rabal and José Marco Davó.[1] It was awarded the Gran Premio at the first ever San Sebastián International Film Festival. It was also shown at the Venice Film Festival where it was awarded the Bronze Lion.

I Was a Parish Priest
Directed byRafael Gil
Produced byManuel J. Goyanes
Written byVicente Escrivá
Ramón D. Faraldo
StarringClaude Laydu
Francisco Rabal
José Marco Davó
Music byJoaquín Rodrigo
CinematographyAlfredo Fraile
Edited byJosé Antonio Rojo
Aspa Producciones Cinematográficas
Distributed byCIFESA
Release date
30 September 1953
Running time
96 minutes

It portrays the efforts of a young Priest sent to a poor mining village in the early 1930s.



  1. Bentley p.121


  • Bentley, Bernard. A Companion to Spanish Cinema. Boydell & Brewer 2008.
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