The Lioness of Castille

The Lioness of Castille (Spanish: La leona de Castilla) is a 1951 Spanish historical drama film directed by Juan de Orduña and starring Amparo Rivelles, Virgilio Teixeira and Alfredo Mayo. De Orduña had directed a number of the most expensive Spanish costume films of the era for the leading studio CIFESA. The film portrays the sixteenth century noblewoman María Pacheco, in a fictitious story that has her battling foreign agents during the reign of Charles V.[1]

The Lioness of Castille
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Directed byJuan de Orduña
Written byFrancisco Villaespesa (play)
Vicente Escrivá
Juan de Orduña
StarringAmparo Rivelles
Virgilio Teixeira
Alfredo Mayo
Manuel Luna
Music byJuan Quintero
CinematographyAlfredo Fraile
Edited byPetra de Nieva
Distributed byCIFESA
Release date
28 May 1951
Running time
106 minutes



  1. ^ Bentley p.101


  • Bentley, Bernard. A Companion to Spanish Cinema. Boydell & Brewer 2008.

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