The Lady of the Veil

The Lady of the Veil (Spanish: La dama del velo) is a 1949 Mexican drama film directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna and starring Libertad Lamarque, Armando Calvo and Ernesto Alonso.[1][2][3] The film's art direction was by Jesús Bracho.[4]

The Lady of the Veil
Directed byAlfredo B. Crevenna
Produced byRodolfo Lowenthal
Screenplay byEdmundo Báez (adaptation)
Egon Eis (adaptation)
Based ona play by Egon Eis
StarringLibertad Lamarque
Armando Calvo
Ernesto Alonso
Music byRaúl Lavista
CinematographyJack Draper
Edited byRafael Portillo
Fama Films
Distributed byAzteca Films Inc.
Release date
  • 1 July 1949 (1949-07-01) (Mexico)
Running time
104 minutes

The film is the first of five productions that Lamarque made with Crevenna, followed by Otra primavera (1950), Huellas del pasado (1950), La mujer sin lágrimas (1951), and Si volvieras a mi (1954).[2][3]


Andrea del Monte (Libertad Lamarque) is a singer who falls in love with Esteban Navarro (Armando Calvo), a failed actor who is also alcoholic and married. In a fit of rage, Esteban ends up killing his wife. Unable to relinquish her feelings for him, Andrea decides to go to prison to visit Esteban, but aware of the risk of ruining her reputation in such an act, she uses a veil to hide her identity. Esteban's defense attorney, Cristóbal (Ernesto Alonso), desires to find out who that mysterious lady is.



Filming of the movie took place at Estudios Churubusco. Lamarque recorded the music and songs for the film after recovering from a throat condition.[5]


  1. ^ Gallego, Rolando; Dlugi, Catalina (2020). Mujeres, cámara, acción: Empoderamiento y feminismo en el cine argentino. Ediciones Continente. p. 37. ISBN 9789507546563.
  2. ^ a b León Frías, Isaac (2019). Más allá de las lágrimas: Espacios habitables en el cine clásico de México y Argentina. Fondo Editorial Universidad de Lima. p. 523. ISBN 9789972454868.
  3. ^ a b Arnaud, Charlotte; Courtemanche, Philippe; Fernandes, Carla; Morsch Kihn, Eva (1999). Cinémas d'Amérique latine: 1999. Presses Univ. du Mirail. p. 67. ISBN 9782858164479.
  4. ^ Ibarra, Jesús (2006). Los Bracho: tres generaciones de cine mexicano. UNAM. p. 267. ISBN 970-32-3074-1.
  5. ^ Hoy, Temas 611-618. 1948. p. 103.

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