WriterInigo de Martino, Alfredo Noriega, Rafael M. Saavedra Release date1 September 1939
The Cemetery of the Eagles (Spanish:El cementerio de las águilas) is a 1939 Mexican historical war film directed by Luis Lezama and starring Jorge Negrete, Margarita Mora and José Macip. It is set during the Mexican-American War of the 1840s. The film's sets were designed by José Rodríguez Granada. The battles of Churubusco and Chapultepec were recreated. It premiered on 1 September 1939, the same day as the Second World War broke out in Europe. The film's overtly patriotic theme proved very popular at the Mexican box office.
Jorge Negrete as Miguel de la Peña
Margarita Mora as Mercedes de Zúñiga y Miranda
José Macip as Agustín Melgar
Silvia Cardell as Ana María de Zúñiga y Miranda
Alfonso Ruiz Gómez as Rafael Alfaro
José Ortiz de Zárate as Don Pedro de Zúñiga y Miranda