His best pupil

His best pupil

Original title: Su mejor alumno
Production: Artistas Argentinos Asociados (AAA)
Country: Argentina
Director: Lucas Demare
Script: Homero Manzi; Ulises Petit de Murat
Photography: Bob Roberts
Music: Lucio Demare
Cast: Enrique Muiño; Ángel Magaña; Orestes Caviglia; Norma Castillo; Guillermo Battaglia; María Esther Buschiazzo; Hugo Pimentel; Alberto de Mendoza; Judith Sulian
Year: 1944
Duration: 114
Genre: Biopic
Color: BW
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish


The film narrates the real story of the Argentinean expresident's, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (Enrique Muiño), adopted son. Dominguito (Ángel Magaña), volunteered to fight in the War of the Triple Alliance, where he died.

Based on the book "Vida de Dominguito", by Domingo F. Sarmiento.


Argentinean Arts and Cinema Academy, 1944: Best film; Best director (Lucas Demare); Best story (Ulyses Petit de Murat y Homero Manzi); Best actor (Enrique Muiño); Best cinematography (Bob Roberts); Best film editing (Carlos Rinaldi); and, Best Sound (Ramón Ator).

Buenos Aires Municipality: Best film, and, Best actor (Enrique Muiño).

5 Silver Condor at the Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards, 1945: Best Film; Best Director (Lucas Demare); Best Actor (Enrique Muiño); Best Screenplay, Adapted (Ulises Petit de Murat and Homero Manzi); and, Best Camera Operator (Humberto Peruzzi)

National Committee of Culture (1944-1945): "A" Category: Best story (Ulyses Petit de Murat y Homero Manzi).

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