WriterHomero Manzi, Ulises Petit de Murat Release date22 May 1944 (1944-05-22) (Buenos Aires) Based onVida de Dominguito
by Domingo F. Sarmiento Initial releaseMay 22, 1944 (Buenos Aires) ScreenplayHomero Manzi, Ulyses Petit de Murat CastEnrique Muiño, Ángel Magaña, Orestes Caviglia, Norma Castillo, Guillermo Battaglia Similar moviesRelated Lucas Demare movies
His Best Student (Spanish:Su mejor alumno) is a 1944 Argentine biographical drama film directed by Lucas Demare and starring Enrique Muiño and Ángel Magaña. It was released in Buenos Aires on 22 May 1944. The film won many awards, including the award for best film of the year.
The film is an emotional enactment of the life of Domingo Sarmiento, the son of a former president of Argentina and the father of public education in the country, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (Enrique Muiño). "Dominguito" volunteers to fight in the Paraguayan War, in which he dies. It is based on Vida de Dominguito, written by his father.
The cast included:
The Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences gave a number of awards for the film:
Best Picture: Artistas Argentinos Asociados
Best director: Lucas Demare
Best original story Ulyses Petit de Murat and Homero Manzi
Best Actor Enrique Muiño
Best scenography Ralph Pappier
Best cinematographer Bob Roberts
Best sound Ramón Ator
Best editing Carlos Rinaldi
At the 1945 Argentine Film Critics Association Awards the film won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Enrique Muiño), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ulises Petit de Murat, Homero Manzi) and Best Camera Operator (Humberto Peruzzi).