Santa (film)

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Directed by Antonio Moreno
Produced by Compañía Nacional Productora de Películas
Written by Carlos Noriega Hope
Starring Lupita Tovar
Carlos Orellana
Juan José Martínez Casado
Donald Reed
Antonio R. Frausto
Mimí Derba
Music by Agustín Lara
Cinematography Alex Phillips
Distributed by Compañía Nacional Productora de Películas
Release date
  • March 30, 1932 (1932-03-30)
Running time
81 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

Santa (1932) is the first Mexican narrative sound film. It was directed by Antonio Moreno and starred Lupita Tovar, based on the novel of the same name by Federico Gamboa. In 1994, the Mexican magazine Somos published their list of "The 100 best movies of the cinema of Mexico" in its 100th edition and named Santa its 67th choice.


Film star Lupita Tovar

A Mexican girl named Santa (Tovar) is married to an unfaithful soldier, Marcelino. Rejected by her family and friends, she finds shelter in a brothel.

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