The Little Nightingale

The Little Nightingale (Spanish:El pequeño ruiseñor) is a 1956 Spanish musical film directed by Antonio del Amo.

The Little Nightingale
El pequeño ruiseñor
Directed byAntonio del Amo
Written byAntonio Guzmán Merino
Music byAntonio Valero
CinematographyCésar Fraile
Production
company
Argos SL.
Release date
  • 1956 (1956)
Running time
98 minutes
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish

It was the first film to star child singer Joselito. It skyrocketed him to fame. The film is the first of a trilogy dubbed «trilogía del ruiseñor». It was followed by Saeta del ruiseñor (1957) and El ruiseñor de las cumbres (1958). The success of the films allowed del Amo to set up his own production company Apolo Films with studios on the outskirts of Madrid.[1]

Cast

  • Joselito, the boy singer.
  • Aníbal Vela, the priest.
  • Mario Berritúa, Father Jesús.
  • Lina Canalejas, Fuensanta.
  • Mariano Azaña, Martín the sexton.
  • Carmen Sánchez, Romualda.

References

  1. D'Lugo p.118

Bibliography

  • D'Lugo, Marvin. Guide to the Cinema of Spain. Greenwood Publishing, 1997.
  • Martínez Torres, Augusto (1999). Cine español. Diccionario Espasa. Madrid: Espasa Calpe. ISBN 84-239-9451-1.
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