The Rock of Souls

The Rock of Souls (Spanish: El Peñón de las Ánimas) is a Mexican movie produced in 1943, directed by Miguel Zacarías and starring Jorge Negrete and María Félix.[1] It is the first movie to star María Félix, one of the legendary female stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

The Rock of Souls
Directed byMiguel Zacarías
Produced byJesus Grovas
Written byMiguel Zacarías
StarringJorge Negrete
María Félix
Carlos López Moctezuma
Miguel Angel Ferriz
Virginia Manzano
Music byErnesto Cortázar
Manuel Esperón
CinematographyVíctor Herrera
Edited byJose W. Bustos
Distributed byProducciones Grovas
Release date
  • 1943 (1943)
Running time
121 minutes


In a little town in Mexico, the rivalry between the families of Fernando Iturriaga (Jorge Negrete) and María Ángela Valdivia (María Félix) for the domain of a property known as El Peñón de las Ánimas prevents the love between the two young lovers.


It was the first movie of the legendary María Félix. For the movie, Jorge Negrete had requested that his girlfriend, the actress Gloria Marín be his costar; however, Félix was selected by the director, which led to a series of altercations between the couple. Ten years later they got married.



  1. Baugh, p. 80


  • Baugh, Scott L. Latino American Cinema: An Encyclopedia of Movies, Stars, Concepts, and Trends. ABC-CLIO, 2012.
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