WriterAntonio Machado, Manuel Machado, Jose Maria Peman, Ricardo Blasco Release date26 October 1949 ScreenplayLuis Lucia, Jose Maria Peman, Ricardo Blasco CastManuel Aguilera, Fernando Aguirre, Mariano Asquerino, Valeriano Andrés Similar moviesRelated Luis Lucia movies
The Duchess of Benameji (Spanish: La duquesa de Benamejí) is a 1949 Spanish historical drama film directed by Luis Lucia and starring Amparo Rivelles. The film is set in the nineteenth century, with Rivelles playing dual roles as a countess and a gypsy. The film was an expensive costume production by Spain's largest studio CIFESA. It is an adaptation of the 1932 play of the same name by Antonio and Manuel Machado. Before its release, the censor demanded that it be rewritten to more overtly punish bandits.