Puss in Boots (1961 film)

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Puss in Boots
Directed byRoberto Rodríguez
Manuel San Fernando
Produced byRoberto Rodríguez
Written byCharles Perrault (story)
Sergio Magaña (screen story)
Humberto Dupeyrón
Music bySergio Guerrero
CinematographyRosalío Solano
Release date
  • 14 September 1961 (1961-09-14)
Running time
90 minutes

El gato con botas (Puss in Boots, in English) is a 1961 Eastmancolor live-action Mexican fantasy film. Based on Charles Perrault's Puss in Boots, it was scripted, produced and directed by Roberto Rodriguez, and, starring Santanon in the title role, the film was made by Peliculas Rodriguez, S.A. at the Churubusco-Azteca film studios.


A king is forced to give his daughter to an ogre. However, a fairy gives a peasant boy a pair of boots. The boy puts them on his cat, which becomes human-sized and leads the boy to fight the ogre.




1964 American Version Dubbing Crew:


For his role as Puss, the star Santanon was covered entirely by a furred cat costume, which in turn was adorned with feathered hat, vest and pants, and a sword.


In 1964, entrepreneur K. Gordon Murray acquired American rights to the film, edited it to 70 minutes, dubbed it, and released it nationwide as one in a series of fantasy films intended to be exhibited strictly as matinee films for children. Murray's advertising for these films came with strict instructions as to showtimes, additional programming, advertising displays, and other matters normally left to the discretion of theater managers.

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