A sablazo limpio

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 byFernando Cortés
Written byFernando Cortés
Fernando Galiana
José Luis Galiana
Carlos Sampelayo
Produced byÓscar J. Brooks
Ernesto Enríquez
StarringMarco Antonio Campos
Gaspar Henaine
Lucho Gatica
Carmela Rey
CinematographyJack Draper
Edited byCarlos Savage
Music byManuel Esperón
Distributed byBrooks y Enríquez, S.A.
Release date
  • 20 November 1958 (1958-11-20) (Mexico)
Running time
102 minutes


  • 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.[1]


  1. ^ Amador, Maria Luisa (1985). Cartelera cinematográfica, 1950-1959. Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográfico. p. 606.

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