Release date1948 Spain
October 26, 1950 USA WriterCarlos Blanco, Alfredo Echegaray, Jose Maria Peman, Manuel Tamayo y Baus (play) ScreenplayCarlos Blanco, Jose Maria Peman, Alfredo Echegaray CastAurora Bautista, Fernando Rey, Sara Montiel, Jorge Mistral, Jesús Tordesillas, Manuel Luna Similar moviesSara Montiel movies, Set in Spain, Dramas
Madness for Love (Spanish: Locura de amor) is a 1948 Spanish historical drama film directed by Juan de Orduña.
The movie is based on the play La Locura de Amor written in 1855 by Manuel Tamayo y Baus around the figure of Queen Joanna of Castile; who attracted authors, composers, and artists of the romanticist movement, due to her characteristics of unrequited love, obsessive jealousy, and undying fidelity.
The film is also known as The Mad Queen. It was made by CIFESA, Spain's largest film company at the time, which turned out a number of historical films during the late 1940s. It was given an American release in 1950.
In 2001, Vicente Aranda made a remake titled Juana la Loca.
The story of Queen Joanna of Castile, known as "Juana la loca," and her husband Philip I of Castile, also known as "Philip the handsome."