The Dance (1959 film)

The Dance (Spanish:El baile) is a 1959 Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by Edgar Neville.[1] It is based on his own theatrical play, El baile, released in (1952), which won the Spanish Premio Nacional de Literatura award.

The Dance
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEdgar Neville
Produced byJosé Antonio Irrysarry
Written byEdgar Neville
StarringConchita Montes
Alberto Closas
Rafael Alonso
Music byGustavo Pittaluga
CinematographyJosé F. Aguayo
Edited byJosé Antonio Rojo
Distributed byCarabela Films
Release date
  • 17 December 1959 (1959-12-17)
Running time
95 minutes

It was the only color film directed by Neville.


Pedro (Alberto Closas) and Julián (Rafael Alonso) are friends and they love the same woman, Adela (Conchita Montes). Madrid, 1905, Pedro and Adela had gotten married but Julian live with them. 1930. Adela discovers she is going to die and the two men had hidden the illness. 1955. Adelita (Conchita Montes), Adela's grand daughter, visits to the two men and they remember their love to Adele.



  1. Mira p.225


  • Mira, Alberto. The A to Z of Spanish Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.

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