Brindis a Manolete (1948)

| Drama, Sport | 1958 (USA)
Biographic film about the life of the bullfighter Manuel Rodríguez alias "Manolete".


Florián Rey


José María Pemán (story) (as José Mª Pemán), José Carlos de Luna (story) (as José C. de Luna) | 4 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Paquita Rico ... Dolores
Pedro Ortega Pedro Ortega ... Manuel Rodríguez 'Manolete'
Manolo Morán ... Antonio
Ana Adamuz Ana Adamuz ... Doña Rosario
Manuel Monroy ... Javier del Álamo
Eulália del Pino ... Soledad (as Eulalia del Pino)
José Jaspe ... Bronquista en bar
Mercedes Castellanos ... Mercedes
Domingo Rivas Domingo Rivas ... Gabriel
Juana Mansó ... Remedios (as Juanita Manso)
Manolo Iglesias Manolo Iglesias ... Juan
Emilio Ruiz de Córdoba Emilio Ruiz de Córdoba ... Médico
José Greco ... Rafael
Rafael Romero Rafael Romero ... Cantaor
Trío Escudero Trío Escudero ... Trío flamenco


Rafael, a young flamenco dancer, wants to become a bullfighter and -so doing- win Dolores's love. Unfortunately, Doña Rosario, the belle's mother, has lost her husband in the arena, and won't have any additional toreador in her family. On the contrary she intends Dolores should Marry Javier, a young man of her own kind and social class. Out of spite, Rafael turns to Soledad, a gypsy dancer, which arouses Dolores's jealousy and drives her to accept Javier's proposal. The latter invites Rafael and Soledad to his engagement party, during which the gypsy creates a scandal. Some time later, Rafael gets hurt in a fight instigated by Soledad's lover. Dolores then decides to break up with Javier and comes back to her true love. Rafael, trained by his idol, bullfighter Manolete, makes tremendous progress and his star rises rapidly. But when Manolete is killed by a bull in a fight, Rafael is upset by this stroke of destiny. He promises to Dolores that the fight he will perform to pay a tribute ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Sport







Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manolete See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hércules Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Breussing-Roptence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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