GenreAdventure, Drama, History Duration CountryPortugal
Rafael Gil WriterTavares Alves, Luna de Oliveira, Antonio Tudela Release date15 September 1947 Initial releaseSeptember 15, 1947 (Portugal) DirectorsRafael Gil, Henrique Campos, Anibal Contreiras ScreenplayAntonio Tudela, Luna de Oliveira CastMaruchi Fresno (Isabel of Aragon), Fernando Rey (Infante Alfonso), Antonio Vilar (Dinis - King of Portugal), Maria Asquerino (Leonor), Luis Pena (Nuno de Lara) Similar moviesRelated Rafael Gil movies
The Holy Queen (Spanish:Reina santa) is a 1947 Spanish-Portuguese historical drama film starring Maruchi Fresno, Antonio Vilar and Luis Peña. Separate Spanish and Portuguese versions were filmed with the Spanish directed by Rafael Gil and the Portuguese by Henrique Campos and Aníbal Contreiras. It was part of a popular group of Spanish costume films made in the late 1940s.
The film portrays the life of Isabel of Aragon, a Spanish-born Queen of Portugal who played a role of peacemaker between different factions at the Portuguese court as well as between Portugal and Castile.
Maruchi Fresno as Isabel of Aragón
Antonio Vilar as Dinis, King of Portugal
Luis Peña as Nuño de Lara
Fernando Rey as Infante Alfonso
José Nieto as Vasco Peres, the alderman
María Martín as Blanca
Juan Espantaleón as Pedro, the priest
Fernando Fernández de Córdoba as Pedro III de Aragón