His Best Student

His Best Student (Spanish:Su mejor alumno) is a 1944 Argentine biographical drama film directed by Lucas Demare and starring Enrique Muiño and Ángel Magaña. It was released in Buenos Aires on 22 May 1944. The film won many awards, including the award for best film of the year.

His Best Student
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Directed byLucas Demare
Written byHomero Manzi, Ulises Petit de Murat
Based onVida de Dominguito
by Domingo F. Sarmiento
StarringEnrique Muiño and Ángel Magaña
Music byLucio Demare
CinematographyBob Roberts
Edited byCarlos Rinaldi
Release date
  • 22 May 1944 (1944-05-22) (Buenos Aires)
Running time
114 minutes


The film is an emotional enactment of the life of Domingo Sarmiento, the son of a former president of Argentina and the father of public education in the country, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (Enrique Muiño). "Dominguito" volunteers to fight in the Paraguayan War, in which he dies.[1] It is based on Vida de Dominguito, written by his father.[2]


The cast included:[2]


The Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences gave a number of awards for the film:[3]

At the 1945 Argentine Film Critics Association Awards the film won Best Film,[4] Best Director, Best Actor (Enrique Muiño), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ulises Petit de Murat, Homero Manzi) and Best Camera Operator (Humberto Peruzzi).



  1. ^ Plazaola 1989, p. 69.
  2. ^ a b Su mejor alumno, IMDb.
  3. ^ ARCHIVO · Premios Anuales 1941 - 1953.
  4. ^ "Los ganadores, año por año" (in Spanish). Cine.ar. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.