Nana (1944 film)

Nana is a 1944 Mexican film by Celestino Gorostiza and Roberto Gavaldón. The film is an adaptation of Émile Zola's 1880 novel Nana, and is the last film of the Mexican star Lupe Vélez.

Directed byRoberto Gavaldón
Celestino Gorostiza
Produced byAlberto Sanatnder
Written byÉmile Zola
Celestino Gorostiza
StarringLupe Vélez
Miguel Angel Ferríz
Luis Alcoriza
Music byJorge Pérez
CinematographyAlex Phillips
Edited byCharles L. Kimball
Release date
  • June 2, 1944 (1944-06-02)
Running time
87 minutes


Based in the Émile Zola novel of the same name, which details the life of Nana, a French prostitute of the 19th century.


  • Lupe Vélez as Nana
  • Miguel Angel Ferríz as Muffat
  • Chela Castro as Rosa Mignon
  • Crox Alvarado as Fontan
  • Luis Alcoriza as De Fauchery

Production notesEdit

This was the last movie for Lupe Vélez, who committed suicide later in the same year.

There was a second Mexican adaptation of Nana, also called Nana, in 1985, produced by and starring Irma Serrano.

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