Film Notes: Apartado de Correos 1001 (1950) directed by Julio Salvador

ES / 90 minutes / B&W / Emisora Films Dir: Julio Salvador Pro: Miguel Grau Screenplay: Julio Coll, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi Cine: Federico G. Larraya Mus: Ramón Ferrés Ed: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi Cast: Conrado San Martín, Tomás Blanco, Modesto Cid, Manuel de Juan, Elena Espejo, Emilio Fábregas, Ricardo Fuentes, José Goula, Marta Grau, Casimiro Hurtado Release Date … Continue reading “Film Notes: Apartado de Correos 1001 (1950) directed by Julio Salvador”

Forgotten Films: Spanish Detective Fiction and Spanish Film Noir from 1950 to 1965

Following my previous entry, I have thought that this private notes may be of interest to some readers of this blog. The chosen period of study, 1950 – 1965, is not gratuitous. Some historians like Javier Tusell in Spain: From Dictatorship to Democracy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) distinguish three periods during Francoism: The Temptation of Fascism and … Continue reading “Forgotten Films: Spanish Detective Fiction and Spanish Film Noir from 1950 to 1965”

Spanish Detective and Mystery Films (Film Noir) Between 1950 to 1965

Just a few days ago I had the opportunity to watch on TVE2 Los ojos dejan huellas (Eyes Leaves Traces) a 1952 Spanish thriller film directed by José Luis Sáenz de Heredia starring Raf Vallone and his wife Elena Varzi. The film was co-produced in Italy, where it is known as Uomini senza pace (Men … Continue reading “Spanish Detective and Mystery Films (Film Noir) Between 1950 to 1965”

Film Notes: Distrito quinto (English Trans: Fifth District) (1957) directed by Julio Coll

ES  / 94 minutes / BW /Julio Coll Claramunt / Juro Films, P.C. Dir: Julio Coll Scr: Julio Coll, Lluís Josep Comerón, Jorge Illa (Based in a play by Josep Maria Espinàs) Pro: Julio Coll Cine: Salvador Torres Garriga Mus: Xavier Montsalvatge Cast: Alberto Closas, Arturo Fernández, Jesús Colomer, Carlos Mendy, Linda Chacón, Montserrat Salvador, … Continue reading “Film Notes: Distrito quinto (English Trans: Fifth District) (1957) directed by Julio Coll”

Film notes: Brigada Criminal (1950) directed by Ignacio F. Iquino

ES / 80 minutes / b&w / Producciones Iquino Dir: Ignacio F. Iquino Pro: Ignacio F. Iquino Scr: Manuel Bengoa, Juan Lladó, José Santugini Cine: Pablo Ripoll Mus: Augusto Algueró  Ed: Ramón Quadreny Cast: José Suárez, Soledad Lence, Alfonso Estela, Manuel Gas, Barta Barri, Pedro C. de Córdoba, Fernando Vallejo, Maruchi Fresno, Isabel de Castro, … Continue reading “Film notes: Brigada Criminal (1950) directed by Ignacio F. Iquino”