La Zandunga (film)

La Zandunga is a 1938 Mexican romantic drama film directed by Fernando de Fuentes and starring the "Mexican Spitfire" Lupe Vélez.

La Zandunga
Directed byFernando de Fuentes
Produced byPedro A. Calderón
Written bySalvador Novo
Rafael M. Saavedra
StarringLupe Vélez
Arturo de Córdova
Joaquín Pardavé
Music byFrancisco Domínguez
CinematographyAlex Phillips
Edited byCharles L. Kimball
Distributed byClasa Films Mundiales
Release date
March 18, 1938 (1938-03-18)
Running time
107 minutes


In a little town around Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, México, lives a beautiful and cheerful girl named Lupe (Lupe Vélez), in love with a stranger marine named Juancho (Arturo de Córdova). The man should go to Veracruz and promises Lupe return to marry. After several months, Lupe lost hope of seeing him again and accepts the offer of other man to marry.


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This was the first Spanish-speaking movie for Lupe Vélez, who, after a massive career in Hollywood, returned to México to take advantage of her popularity among Hispanic audiences.

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