List of Spanish films of the 1940s

A list of notable films produced in the Cinema of Spain, ordered by year of release in the 1940s. For an alphabetical list of articles on Spanish films, see Category:Spanish films.

1940s

TitleDirectorCastGenreNotes
1940
MarianelaBenito PerojoMary Carrillo, Julio Peña, Rafael CalvoDrama
Stowaway on BoardFlorián ReyIsmael Merlo, Antonio CasalComedy
1941
La famosa Luz MaríaManolo Moran, Lupe Sino
1942
The Cursed VillageFlorián ReyFlorencia BécquerDrama
GoyescasBenito PerojoImperio Argentina, Rafael RivellesMusical
El hombre que se quiso matarRafael GilAntonio Casal, Rosita Yarza
El abanderadoEusebio Fernández ArdavínAlfredo Mayo, Mercedes Vecino
Los ladrones somos gente honradaIgnacio F. IquinoAmparo Rivelles, Antonio Riquelme, Fernando Freyre de AndradeComedyAdaptation of Enrique Jardiel Poncela's play
Los misterios de TangerCarlos Fernández CuencaEstrellita Castro, Manuel Luna, Raúl Cancio, Erasmo PascualDramaGermán López Prieto
MalvalocaLuis MarquinaAmparo RivellesDramaBased on a Joaquín Álvarez Quintero play
RazaJosé Luis Sáenz de HerediaAlfredo Mayo, Ana MariscalWar dramaBased on a novel by Franco. Recut in the 1950s to remove fascist elements.
1943
Cristina GuzmánGonzalo Delgrás Marta Santaolalla, Ismael Merlo Drama
Cinnamon FlowerEduardo García MarotoJuanita Reina, José María SeoaneMusical comedy
El 13 – 13Luis LuciaRafael Durán, Marta SantaolallaComedy
Eloísa está debajo de un almendroRafael GilAmparo Rivelles, Rafael DuránComedyBased on Enrique Jardiel Poncela's play with the same title
A Famous GentlemanJosé BuchsAmparo Rivelles, Alfredo MayoDrama
El escándaloJosé Luis Sáenz de HerediaArmando CalvoDramaBased on the novel by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
Huella de luzRafael GilIsabel de Pomés, Antonio CasalComedyBased on a Wenceslao Fernández Flórez novel adapted by himself
La casa de la lluviaAntonio RománLuis Hurtado, Blanca de Silos, Carmen VianceDrama
Viaje sin destinoRafael GilComedy
1944
Life Begins at MidnightJuan de OrduñaJosé IsbertScrewball comedy
Lola MontesAntonio RománConchita Montenegro, Luis Prendes, Jesús TordesillasHistorical
The Tower of the Seven HunchbacksEdgar NevilleAntonio Casal, Isabel de Pomés, Guillermo MarínMystery
Santander, la ciudad en llamasLuis MarquinaRosita Yarza, Guillermina Grin, Julia Pachelo, Félix de PomésDramaWritten by Germán López Prieto
Ella, él y sus millonesJuan de OrduñaRafael Durán, José IsbertScrewball comedy
Tuvo la culpa AdánJuan de OrduñaRafael DuránScrewball comedy
El clavo (The Nail)Rafel GilAmparo Rivelles, Rafael DuránCrime / LoveBased on a short story by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Great success
1945
BambooJosé Luis Sáenz de HerediaImperio Argentina, Sara MontielHistorical comedy
The Captain's Ship Florián Rey Paola Barbara, Manuel LunaDrama
Carnival SundayEdgar NevilleFernando Fernán Gómez, Conchita Montes, Guillermo MarínCrime
La vida en un hiloEdgar NevilleConchita Montes, Rafael Durán, Guillermo MarínComedy
Last Stand in the PhilippinesAntonio RománArmando Calvo, Manolo Morán, Guillermo Marín, Fernando ReyHistoricalAbout the 1898 Spanish–American War in the Philippines seen with Franco's propagandist speech.
El destino se disculpaJosé Luis Sáenz de HerediaRafael Durán, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Manolo MoránComedyBased on a Wenceslao Fernández Flórez novel adapted by himself
1946
The Crime of Bordadores StreetEdgar NevilleConchita MontesCrime
Gentleman ThiefRicardo GascónLuis Prendes, Silvia MorganComedy
The Prodigal WomanRafael GilRafael Durán, Paola Barbara, Fernando ReyDramaPedro Antonio de Alarcón novel
1947
AnguishJosé Antonio Nieves CondeRafael Bardem, Julia Caba AlbaCrime
The Black SirenCarlos Serrano de OsmaFernando Fernán Gómez, Isabel de PomésDrama
The Bullfighter's SuitEdgar NevilleJosé Nieto, José PradaDrama
Don QuixoteRafael GilRafael Rivelles, Sara MontielHistorical
Four WomenAntonio del AmoFosco Giachetti, María DenisDrama
Lola Leaves for the PortsJuan de OrduñaJuanita Reina, Ricardo AceroMusical
NadaEdgar NevilleConchita MontesDramaBased on the famous Nada by Carmen Laforet
Song of DoloresBenito PerojoImperio ArgentinaEntered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival
1948
Anchor ButtonRamón TorradoFernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge MistralComedyThere are several sequels and remakes.
The Butterfly That Flew Over the SeaAntonio de Obregón Luis Hurtado, Guillermina GreenDrama
The Drummer of BruchIgnacio F. Iquino Ana Mariscal, Juan de LandaHistorical
Guest of DarknessAntonio del AmoCarlos Muñoz, Pastora PeñaHistorical
Life in ShadowsLorenzo Llobet GraciaFernando Fernán GómezWar dramaFilmgoer; not released until 1952
Madness for LoveJuan de OrduñaAurora Bautista, Fernando Rey, Sara Montiel, Jorge MistralHistorical dramaThe loves and madness of Joanna of Castile, Queen of Spain
Mare NostrumRafael GilMaría Félix, Fernando ReyDrama
The Party Goes OnEnrique GómezAntonio Casal, María IsbertDrama
The Sunless StreetRafael GilAntonio Vilar, Amparo Rivelles, Manolo MoránDramaWritten by Miguel Mihura
A Toast for ManoleteFlorián ReyPaquita Rico, Pedro OrtegaBiopic
1949
The Captain from LoyolaJosé Díaz MoralesRafael Durán, Maruchi Fresno Historical
Currito of the CrossLuis LuciaJorge Mistral, Manuel LunaDrama
The Duchess of BenamejiLuis LuciaAmparo Rivelles, Irene Caba AlbaHistorical
The Guitar of GardelLeón KlimovskyCarmen Sevilla, Antonio CasalMusicalCo-production with Argentina
I'm Not Mata HariBenito PerojoNiní Marshall, Virgilio TeixeiraComedy
In a Corner of SpainJerónimo MihuraCarlos Agostí, Juan de LandaDrama
Just Any WomanRafael GilMaría Félix, Antonio VilarDrama
A Man on the RoadManuel Mur OtiAna Mariscal, Matilde ArteroDrama
My Beloved JuanJerónimo MihuraConchita Montes, Juan de Landa, Conrado San MartínComedyBased on Miguel Mihura's famous play and written by himself
Ninety MinutesAntonio del Amo Nani Fernández, Enrique GuitartDrama
RumboRamón TorradoPaquita Rico, Julia LajosDramaEntered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival
They Always Return at DawnJerónimo Mihura Julio Peña, María Martín Drama
Wings of YouthAntonio del AmoAntonio Vilar, Carlos Muñoz Drama
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