A sablazo limpio (A Quick Saber Slash) is a 1958 Mexican historical-comedy film directed by Fernando Cortés and starring Marco Antonio Campos and Gaspar Henaine as the double act Viruta y Capulina, and Lucho Gatica with Carmela Rey. Set during the era of the Spanish viceroyalties, the film follows the adventures of two clumsy blacksmiths who become the servants of a masked-hero in disguise who is willing to uncover the uncontrolled spending and injustices of a governor and his military captain.
|A sablazo limpio|
|Directed by||Fernando Cortés|
|Written by||Fernando Cortés|
José Luis Galiana
|Produced by||Óscar J. Brooks|
|Starring||Marco Antonio Campos|
|Edited by||Carlos Savage|
|Music by||Manuel Esperón|
|Distributed by||Brooks y Enríquez, S.A.|
- Marco Antonio Campos as Cornelius Viruta
- Gaspar Henaine as Crispín Capulina
- Lucho Gatica as "La Mascara Solitaria"
- Carmela Rey as Rosaura
- Rodolfo Landa as Captain Mendoza
- Guillermina Téllez Girón as María
- Luis Aldás as Jeremías de Montalbán
- Pedro de Aguillón as The Governor of Villa Paz
- Guillermo Álvarez Bianchi as María's father
- Florencio Castelló as "Faraón" (uncredited)
- Ricardo Adalid as Jail doorman (uncredited)
The film is notable for its lavish sets and costumes, designed by award-winning production designer Jorge Fernández, which accurately correspond to the historical era of the Spanish viceroyalties.
A sablazo limpio premiered on November 20, 1958, in the Mariscala and Olimpia movie theaters for two weeks.
- ^ Amador, Maria Luisa (1985). Cartelera cinematográfica, 1950-1959. Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográfico. p. 606.