The Love of Captain Brando

The Love of Captain Brando (Spanish: El amor del capitán Brando) is a 1974 Spanish drama film written and directed by Jaime de Armiñán, starring Ana Belén, Fernando Fernán Gómez and Jaime Gamboa. It was shot in Pedraza, a medieval village in the province of Segovia, renamed Trescabañas in the film.[1] The plot follows the relationship of Aurora, a young school teacher, with two men of opposite generations who fall in love with her: Fernando, a middle age republican exile, and Juan, a thirteen-year-old boy who enjoys playing acting in Westerns, and his imitation of Marlon Brando gives the film its title. The Love of Captain Brando was entered into the 24th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] The film was a critical and commercial success.[1]

The Love of Captain Brando
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJaime de Armiñán
Written byJaime de Armiñán
Juan Tébar
StarringAna Belén
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Jaime Gamboa
Music byJosé Nieto
CinematographyLuis Cuadrado
Edited byJosé Luis Matesanz
Release date
  • 28 November 1974 (1974-11-28)
Running time
93 minutes



  • Deveney, Thomas G: Cain on Screen: Contemporary Spanish Cinema, The Scarecrow Press, 1993, ISBN 0-8108-2707-7


  1. ^ a b Deveney, Cain on Screen, p. 172
  2. ^ " Awards for The Love of Captain Brando". Retrieved 3 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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