Original title: Marianela
Production: Ulargui Films
Country: Spain
Director: Benito Perojo
Script: Benito Perojo; Joaquín Álvarez Quintero
Photography: Theodore J. Pahle
Music: Jesús Guridi
Cast: Mary Carrillo; Julio Peña; Rafael Calvo; Jesús Tordesillas; Carlos Muñoz; María Mercader; Blanca Pozas; Pedro Fernández Cuenca
Year: 1941
Duration: 87
Genre: Drama
Color: BW
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish


Marianela, an orphan and ugly girl who was charitably taken in by a family, spends his time caring for Paul, blind from birth and son of the owner of the mines. Through Marianela, the young man gets to imagine how the world is, and falls in love with his caregiver, whom he thinks is very beautiful. She loves him too but she does not want him to know how she is.

Based on the novel by Benito Pérez Galdós.


Winner of the Biennale Cup, at Venice Film Festival 1941

Nominated to the Mussolini Cup, at Venice Film Festival 1941 : Best Foreign Film

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