The Beauty of Cadiz

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The Beauty of Cadiz
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Directed by Raymond Bernard
Eusebio Fernández Ardavín
Written by Francis Lopez (operetta)
Maurice Vandair (operetta)
Raymond Vincy (libretto)
Marc Cab (libretto)
Jesús María de Arozamena
Raymond Bernard
Jean-Pierre Feydeau
Pierre Laroche
Produced by Édouard Harispuru
Starring Luis Mariano
Carmen Sevilla
Jean Tissier
Cinematography Philippe Agostini
Edited by Raymond Leboursier
Margarita de Ochoa
Bienvenida Sanz
Music by J.H. Rys
Distributed byCCFC
Release date
29 November 1953
Running time
105 minutes
Box office$32.5 million [1]

The Beauty of Cadiz (French: La belle de Cadix, Spanish: La bella de Cádiz) is a 1953 French-Spanish musical comedy film directed by Raymond Bernard and Eusebio Fernández Ardavín and starring Luis Mariano, Carmen Sevilla and Jean Tissier. [2] It is an operetta film, based on the 1945 operetta of the same title.


It was shot at the Boulogne Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Léon Barsacq.


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  1. "La Belle de Cadix (1953) - JPBox-Office".
  2. Alberto Mira, The A to Z of Spanish Cinema, Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, page 280.