¡El santuario no se rinde! (1949)

  |  Drama, War

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Marisa Fuentereal remembers the days of resistance in the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Cabeza. There he met Aracil, a man of extremist ideas that saved her from enemy troops, then Captain ... See full summary »


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19 July 2020 | peterich-75634
| "The Civil Guard dies but does not surrender "
Interesting example of the 'cinema of La Cruzada'. By 1949 or more nuanced approach to the Spanish Civil War is possible. The director Arturo Ruiz Castillo was a former Republican and a friend and colleague of the poet Lorca.

The hero, played by Alfredo Mayo, is a moderate, non communist Republican who saves the life of a Marquis' daughter and journeys with her to the hillside shrine where pro-Nationalist Civil Guards and civilians have taken refuge.

Some effective scenes such as the aerial combat sequence and the chapel service under bombardment.

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