List of Spanish films of the 1940s

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A list of notable films produced in the Cinema of Spain, ordered by year of release in the 1940s. For an alphabetical list of articles on Spanish films, see Category:Spanish films.

1940sEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
Marianela Benito Perojo Mary Carrillo, Julio Peña, Rafael Calvo Drama
Stowaway on Board Florián Rey Ismael Merlo, Antonio Casal Comedy
1941
La famosa Luz María Manolo Moran, Lupe Sino
1942
The Cursed Village Florián Rey Florencia Bécquer Drama
Goyescas Benito Perojo Imperio Argentina, Rafael Rivelles Musical
El hombre que se quiso matar Rafael Gil Antonio Casal, Rosita Yarza
El abanderado Eusebio Fernández Ardavín Alfredo Mayo, Mercedes Vecino
Los ladrones somos gente honrada Ignacio F. Iquino Amparo Rivelles, Antonio Riquelme, Fernando Freyre de Andrade Comedy Adaptation of Enrique Jardiel Poncela's play
Los misterios de Tanger Carlos Fernández Cuenca Estrellita Castro, Manuel Luna, Raúl Cancio, Erasmo Pascual Drama Germán López Prieto
Malvaloca Luis Marquina Amparo Rivelles Drama Based on a Joaquín Álvarez Quintero play
Raza José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Alfredo Mayo, Ana Mariscal War drama Based on a novel by Franco. Recut in the 1950s to remove fascist elements.
1943
Cristina Guzmán Gonzalo Delgrás Marta Santaolalla, Ismael Merlo Drama
Cinnamon Flower Eduardo García Maroto Juanita Reina, José María Seoane Musical comedy
El 13 – 13 Luis Lucia Rafael Durán, Marta Santaolalla Comedy
Eloísa está debajo de un almendro Rafael Gil Amparo Rivelles, Rafael Durán Comedy Based on Enrique Jardiel Poncela's play with the same title
A Famous Gentleman José Buchs Amparo Rivelles, Alfredo Mayo Drama
El escándalo José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Armando Calvo Drama Based on the novel by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
Huella de luz Rafael Gil Isabel de Pomés, Antonio Casal Comedy Based on a Wenceslao Fernández Flórez novel adapted by himself
La casa de la lluvia Antonio Román Luis Hurtado, Blanca de Silos, Carmen Viance Drama
Viaje sin destino Rafael Gil Comedy
1944
Life Begins at Midnight Juan de Orduña José Isbert Screwball comedy
Lola Montes Antonio Román Conchita Montenegro, Luis Prendes, Jesús Tordesillas Historical
The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks Edgar Neville Antonio Casal, Isabel de Pomés, Guillermo Marín Mystery
Santander, la ciudad en llamas Luis Marquina Rosita Yarza, Guillermina Grin, Julia Pachelo, Félix de Pomés Drama Written by Germán López Prieto
Ella, él y sus millones Juan de Orduña Rafael Durán, José Isbert Screwball comedy
Tuvo la culpa Adán Juan de Orduña Rafael Durán Screwball comedy
El clavo (The Nail) Rafel Gil Amparo Rivelles, Rafael Durán Crime / Love Based on a short story by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Great success
1945
Bamboo José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Imperio Argentina, Sara Montiel Historical comedy
The Captain's Ship Florián Rey Paola Barbara, Manuel Luna Drama
Carnival Sunday Edgar Neville Fernando Fernán Gómez, Conchita Montes, Guillermo Marín Crime
La vida en un hilo Edgar Neville Conchita Montes, Rafael Durán, Guillermo Marín Comedy
Last Stand in the Philippines Antonio Román Armando Calvo, Manolo Morán, Guillermo Marín, Fernando Rey Historical About the 1898 Spanish–American War in the Philippines seen with Franco's propagandist speech.
El destino se disculpa José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Rafael Durán, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Manolo Morán Comedy Based on a Wenceslao Fernández Flórez novel adapted by himself
1946
The Crime of Bordadores Street Edgar Neville Conchita Montes Crime
Gentleman Thief Ricardo Gascón Luis Prendes, Silvia Morgan Comedy
The Prodigal Woman Rafael Gil Rafael Durán, Paola Barbara, Fernando Rey Drama Pedro Antonio de Alarcón novel
1947
Anguish José Antonio Nieves Conde Rafael Bardem, Julia Caba Alba Crime
The Black Siren Carlos Serrano de Osma Fernando Fernán Gómez, Isabel de Pomés Drama
The Bullfighter's Suit Edgar Neville José Nieto, José Prada Drama
Don Quixote Rafael Gil Rafael Rivelles, Sara Montiel Historical
Four Women Antonio del Amo Fosco Giachetti, María Denis Drama
Lola Leaves for the Ports Juan de Orduña Juanita Reina, Ricardo Acero Musical
Nada Edgar Neville Conchita Montes Drama Based on the famous Nada by Carmen Laforet
Song of Dolores Benito Perojo Imperio Argentina Entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival
1948
Anchor Button Ramón Torrado Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Mistral Comedy There are several sequels and remakes.
The Butterfly That Flew Over the Sea Antonio de Obregón Luis Hurtado, Guillermina Green Drama
The Drummer of Bruch Ignacio F. Iquino Ana Mariscal, Juan de Landa Historical
Guest of Darkness Antonio del Amo Carlos Muñoz, Pastora Peña Historical
Life in Shadows Lorenzo Llobet Gracia Fernando Fernán Gómez War drama Filmgoer; not released until 1952
Madness for Love Juan de Orduña Aurora Bautista, Fernando Rey, Sara Montiel, Jorge Mistral Historical drama The loves and madness of Joanna of Castile, Queen of Spain
Mare Nostrum Rafael Gil María Félix, Fernando Rey Drama
The Party Goes On Enrique Gómez Antonio Casal, María Isbert Drama
The Sunless Street Rafael Gil Antonio Vilar, Amparo Rivelles, Manolo Morán Drama Written by Miguel Mihura
A Toast for Manolete Florián Rey Paquita Rico, Pedro Ortega Biopic
1949
The Captain from Loyola José Díaz Morales Rafael Durán, Maruchi Fresno Historical
Currito of the Cross Luis Lucia Jorge Mistral, Manuel Luna Drama
The Duchess of Benameji Luis Lucia Amparo Rivelles, Irene Caba Alba Historical
The Guitar of Gardel León Klimovsky Carmen Sevilla, Antonio Casal Musical Co-production with Argentina
I'm Not Mata Hari Benito Perojo Niní Marshall, Virgilio Teixeira Comedy
In a Corner of Spain Jerónimo Mihura Carlos Agostí, Juan de Landa Drama
Just Any Woman Rafael Gil María Félix, Antonio Vilar Drama
A Man on the Road Manuel Mur Oti Ana Mariscal, Matilde Artero Drama
My Beloved Juan Jerónimo Mihura Conchita Montes, Juan de Landa, Conrado San Martín Comedy Based on Miguel Mihura's famous play and written by himself
Ninety Minutes Antonio del Amo Nani Fernández, Enrique Guitart Drama
Rumbo Ramón Torrado Paquita Rico, Julia Lajos Drama Entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival
They Always Return at Dawn Jerónimo Mihura Julio Peña, María Martín Drama
Wings of Youth Antonio del Amo Antonio Vilar, Carlos Muñoz Drama

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