List of Spanish films of the 1940s

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A list of notable films produced in the Cinema of Spain, ordered by year of release in the 1940s. For an alphabetical list of articles on Spanish films, see Category:Spanish films.

1940s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
Marianela Benito Perojo Mary Carrillo, Julio Peña, Rafael Calvo Drama
Stowaway on Board Florián Rey Ismael Merlo, Antonio Casal Comedy
1941
La famosa Luz María Manolo Moran, Lupe Sino
1942
El hombre que se quiso matar Rafael Gil Antonio Casal, Rosita Yarza
El abanderado Eusebio Fernánzdez Ardavín Alfredo Mayo, Mercedes Vecino
Los ladrones somos gente honrada Ignacio F. Iquino Amparo Rivelles, Antonio Riquelme, Fernando Freyre de Andrade Comedy Adaptation of Enrique Jardiel Poncelas play
Los misterios de Tanger Carlos Fernández Cuenca Estrellita Castro, Manuel Luna, Raúl Cancio, Erasmo Pascual Drama Germán López Prieto
Malvaloca Luis Marquina Amparo Rivelles Drama Based on a Joaquín Álvarez Quintero play
Raza José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Alfredo Mayo, Ana Mariscal War drama Fascist film; script written by Franco. There are two different versions because it was recut in the '50s.
1943
El 13 - 13 Luis Lucia Rafael Durán, Marta Santaolalla Comedy
Eloísa está debajo de un almendro Rafael Gil Amparo Rivelles, Rafael Durán Comedy Based on the same title Enrique Jardiel Poncela's play.
El escándalo José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Armando Calvo Drama
Huella de luz Rafael Gil Isabel de Pomés, Antonio Casal Comedy Based on a Wenceslao Fernández Flórez novel adapted by himself
Viaje sin destino Rafael Gil Comedy
1944
Life Begins at Midnight Juan de Orduña José Isbert Screwball comedy
La torre de los siete jorobados Edgar Neville Antonio Casal, Isabel de Pomés, Guillermo Marín Mystery
Santander la ciudad en llamas Luis Marquina Rosita Yarza, Guillermina Grin, Julia Pachelo, Félix de Pomés Drama Written by Germán López Prieto
Ella, él y sus millones Juan de Orduña Rafael Durán, José Isbert Screwball comedy
Tuvo la culpa Adán Juan de Orduña Rafael Durán Screwball comedy
El clavo (The Nail) Rafel Gil Amparo Rivelles, Rafael Durán Crime / Love Based on a short story by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Great success
1945
La vida en un hilo Edgar Neville Conchita Montes, Rafael Durán, Guillermo Marín Comedy
Domingo de carnaval Edgar Neville Fernando Fernán Gómez, Conchita Montes, Guillermo Marín Crime
Los últimos de Filipinas Antonio Román Armando Calvo, Manolo Morán, Guillermo Marín, Fernando Rey Historical About the 1898 Spanish-American War in the Philippines seen with Franco's propagandist speech.
El destino se disculpa José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Rafael Durán, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Manolo Morán Comedy Based on a Wenceslao Fernández Flórez novel adapted by himself
1946
El crimen de la calle Bordadores Edgar Neville Conchita Montes Crime
La Pródiga (The Prodigal Woman) Rafael Gil Rafael Durán, Paola Barbara, Fernando Rey, Drama Pedro Antonio de Alarcón novel
1947
La copla de la Dolores Benito Perojo Imperio Argentina Entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival
La Lola se va a los puertos Juan de Orduña Juanita Reina, Ricardo Acero Musical
Nada Edgar Neville Conchita Montes Drama Based on the famous Nada (novel) by Carmen Laforet
1948
Botón de ancla Ramón Torrado Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Mistral Comedy There are several sequels and remakes.
La calle sin sol Rafael Gil Antonio Vilar, Amparo Rivelles, Manolo Morán Drama Written by Miguel Mihura
Vida en sombras Lorenzo Llobet Gracia Fernando Fernán Gómez War drama Filmgoer; not released until 1952
Locura de amor Juan de Orduña Aurora Bautista, Fernando Rey, Sara Montiel, Jorge Mistral Historical drama The loves and madness of Joanna of Castile, Queen of Spain
Mare Nostrum Rafael Gil María Félix, Fernando Rey
1949
Mi adorado Juan Jerónimo Mihura Conchita Montes, Juan de Landa, Conrado San Martín Comedy Based on Miguel Mihura's famous play and written by himself
Un Hombre va por el camino Manuel Mur Oti Ana Mariscal
Rumbo Ramón Torrado Entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival

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