Honeysuckle (film)

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Directed by Luis César Amadori
Produced by Angel Mentasti
Written by Luis César Amadori
Ivo Pelay
Starring Hugo del Carril
Libertad Lamarque
Malisa Zini
Miguel Gómez Bao
Music by Hans Diernhammer
Cinematography John Alton
Edited by Carlos Rinaldi
Distributed by Sono Film
Release date
5 November 1938
Running time
93 minutes
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

Honeysuckle (Spanish:Madreselva) is a 1938 Argentine musical film directed by Luis César Amadori and starring Hugo del Carril, Libertad Lamarque and Malisa Zini. The film premièred in Buenos Aires on 5 November 1938. The film was a popular success.[1] Its plot is loosely based on the lyrics of a tango song of the same name. It is a tango film, an extremely popular genre during the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema. It was screened at the Venice Film Festival.

During the production Del Caril met Ana María Lynch who was working on the film as an extra. They began a decade-long relationship during which time the couple appeared together in several films.


A film star enjoys a romance with the daughter of a puppeteer, but his criminal past threatens to ruin it.



  1. ^ Rist p.202


  • Rist, Peter H. Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

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