Song of the Soul (1938)

Canción del alma (original title)
Canción del alma tells the tale of José Luis Barrera, a Federal colonel, who reluctantly must leave behind his sweetheart, Esperanza, when he is called to battle. After a romantic parting ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Chano Urueta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vilma Vidal Vilma Vidal ... Esperanza
Rafael Falcón Rafael Falcón ... Capitán José Luis Barrera
Domingo Soler ... Pancho
Antonio R. Frausto Antonio R. Frausto ... Salgado
Emma Roldán ... Doña Encarnación
Joaquín Pardavé ... Sargento Napoleón Régules
Rafael Icardo ... Doctor especialista
Arturo Manrique Arturo Manrique ... Iloncillo, taxista
Jorge Treviño Jorge Treviño ... Coronel Balderas
Juan García ... Julían - bandido
Natalia Ortiz Natalia Ortiz ... Engracía
Crox Alvarado ... Oficial
Dolores Camarillo ... Enfermera
María de Lope María de Lope
Lucha Reyes Lucha Reyes
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Canción del alma tells the tale of José Luis Barrera, a Federal colonel, who reluctantly must leave behind his sweetheart, Esperanza, when he is called to battle. After a romantic parting kiss interrupted by his arch-enemy, Salgado, Esperanza follows him to the battlefield so that they can be married before he dies in battle. José Luis is shot right in front of her and he dramatically falls into a nearby river. Esperanza quickly lights the gunpowder laid to destroy the enemy defences, and is thus taken hostage by Salgado and his men. As revenge, she locks Salgado in a barn after his attempts at seduction, and he accidentally drops a cigarette, causing the barn to set alight and he dies. She manages to escape and the film flashes forward through her pregnancy with José Luis's child, which she brings up at the home of a kind gentleman, Pancho, who takes her in after she faints in his doorway. In order to not outstay her welcome, she sets off for the city with her son, named José Luis, ...

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Genres:

Musical | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Song of the Soul See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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