The Song of the Nightingale (film)

The Song of the Nightingale (Spanish: Saeta del ruiseñor) is a 1959 Spanish musical film directed by Antonio del Amo and starring Joselito, Ivy Bless and Archibald L. Lyall.[1]

The Song of the Nightingale
SpanishSaeta del ruiseñor
Directed byAntonio del Amo
Written by
  • Concha R. Castaño
  • Antonio Guzmán Merino
  • Camilo Murillo
  • Francisco Naranjo
  • Concepción Rodríguez Castaño
  • María Dolores Sánchez Ovín
  • Antonio del Amo
Produced byCesáreo González
Juan Francisco Blanco Lavín
Narrated byAntonio García Quijada
CinematographyJuan Mariné
Edited byPetra de Nieva
Music by
  • Producciones Cinematográficas Argos
  • Ultra Films
Distributed bySuevia Films
Release date
  • 16 January 1959 (1959-01-16)
Running time
77 minutes


Joselito is a boy who lives in a small town in Seville. He has a sister named Carmela whom he woos "El Quico". As the child has a prodigious voice, her sister's boyfriend wants to take advantage of her since he wants to marry her, to which the boy refuses. Finally, meeting a blind girl named Alicia will make Joselito participate in a radio contest to be able to pay for the operation that can restore his vision.



  1. ^ de España, Rafael. Directory of Spanish and Portuguese Film-Makers and Films. Greenwood Press, 1994. p. 9. ISBN 0313294593.

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