The Moorish Queen (1937 film)

The Moorish Queen (Spanish: La reina mora) is a 1937 Spanish musical film directed by Eusebio Fernández Ardavín and starring María Arias, Raquel Rodrigo and Alejandrina Caro.[1]

The Moorish Queen
SpanishLa reina mora
Directed byEusebio Fernández Ardavín
Written by
CinematographyFred Mandel
Edited byHenri Taverna
Music byJoaquín Rodrigo
José Serrano
Distributed byCifesa
Release date
  • 4 October 1937 (1937-10-04)
Running time
90 minutes

The film's sets were designed by Santiago Ontañón.


Coral and Esteban are the two young men who are in love. When they arrived at the party though, the love changes into a quarrel in which Coral must calm down his opponent and Esteban is assigned to solve the matter. As expected, the fight ends with Esteban shooting his opponent and is sent to jail. Coral, saddened that his friend is confined, visits Esteban's brother in a Sevillian house to whom he tells of Esteban's deprivation of liberty. Their friendship will give rise to presumptuous Don Juans to launch their conquest for freedom and tales of legends.


  • María Arias as Coral
  • Raquel Rodrigo as Mercedes
  • Alejandrina Caro as Doña Juana
  • Pedro Terol as Esteban
  • Antonio Gil Varela 'Varillas' as Don Nuez
  • Valeriano Ruiz París as Miguel Ángel
  • Erasmo Pascual as Cotufa
  • José Córdoba as Peleón
  • Carmen Vázquez as ballerina
  • Capelillo as singer
  • Manolito Heras as The Boy of the Birds
  • J. Aguilar as Pepe López
  • Enrique Salvador as Señor Pepe
  • Anita Ramallo as Laurita
  • Srta. Albillana as Isabel


  1. ^ Peiró, Eva Woods (2012). White Gypsies: Race and Stardom in Spanish Musical Films. University of Minnesota Press. p. 306. ASIN B00969ZBZU. ISBN 081664585X. JSTOR 10.5749/j.ctttt07f.

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