Nana (1944 film)

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Directed by Roberto Gavaldón
Celestino Gorostiza
Produced by Alberto Sanatnder
Written by Émile Zola
Celestino Gorostiza
Starring Lupe Vélez
Miguel Angel Ferríz
Luis Alcoriza
Music by Jorge Pérez
Cinematography Alex Phillips
Edited by Charles L. Kimball
Release date
  • June 2, 1944 (1944-06-02)
Running time
87 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

Nana is a 1944 Mexican film by Celestino Gorostiza and Roberto Gavaldón. The film is an adaptation of Émile Zola's novel Nana, and is the last film of the Mexican star Lupe Vélez.


Based in the Émile Zola novel of the same name, which details the life of Nana, a French prostitute of the 19th century.


  • Lupe Vélez as Nana
  • Miguel Angel Ferríz as Muffat
  • Chela Castro as Rosa Mignon
  • Crox Alvarado as Fontan
  • Luis Alcoriza as De Fauchery

Production notes[edit]

This was the last movie for Lupe Vélez, who committed suicide later in the same year.

There was a second Mexican adaptation of Nana, also called Nana, in 1985, produced by and starring Irma Serrano.

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