The Nail (film)

The Nail (Spanish:El Clavo) is a 1944 Spanish romance drama film directed by Rafael Gil. It is based on the novel of the same title by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón.

The Nail
Spanish film poster
Directed byRafael Gil
Produced byAlfredo Matas
Written byRafael Gil
Eduardo Marquina
StarringAmparo Rivelles
Rafael Durán
Juan Espantaleón
Milagros Leal
Joaquín Roa
Irene Caba Alba
José Franco
Music byJosé Quintero
CinematographyAlfredo Fraile
Edited byJuan Serra
Distributed byCIFESA
Release date
  • 5 October 1944 (1944-10-05) (Spain)
  • 30 June 1949 (1949-06-30) (U.S.)
Running time
99 minutes


Castile, 19th Century. Judge Joaquín Zarco (Rafael Durán) travel in a stagecoach with a beautiful woman, Blanca (Amparo Rivelles). It is Carnavile. They fall in love but she disappears...


Future filmmaker José Antonio Nieves Conde was the director's assistant.


The movie was a great success upon its release. In 1944, it won second place in the Best Film category of the 'National Syndicate of Spectacle'.

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