The Other Life of Captain Contreras

The Other Life of Captain Contreras Spanish:La otra vida del capitán Contreras) is a 1955 Spanish comedy film directed by Rafael Gil.[1]

The Other Life of Captain Contreras
Directed byRafael Gil
Produced byCesáreo González
Pedro Luis Ramírez
Written byVicente Escrivá
Ramón D. Faraldo
Rafael Gil
Torcuato Luca de Tena (novel)
Music byJuan Quintero
CinematographyAlfredo Fraile
Edited byJosé Antonio Rojo
Distributed bySuevia Films
Release date
1 February 1955
Running time
79 minutes


Spain, 16th century: The brave captain Alonso Contreras is menaced by the inquisition, but he is not guilty. An alchemist, trying to help, gives Alonso a powerful potion in order to make him sleep until the danger flies. The potion is too much powerful and Alonso wakes up in the 20th century.

The plot is similar to Mel Gibson´s film Forever Young.



  1. de España p.119


  • de España, Rafael. Directory of Spanish and Portuguese film-makers and films. Greenwood Press, 1994.

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