La Zandunga (film)

This article is about the 1938 film. For the traditional Mexican song, see La Sandunga.
La Zandunga
Directed by Fernando de Fuentes
Miguel M. Delgado
Produced by Pedro A. Calderón
Written by Salvador Novo
Rafael M. Saavedra
Starring Lupe Vélez
Arturo de Córdova
Joaquín Pardavé
Music by Francisco Domínguez
Cinematography Alex Phillips
Edited by Charles L. Kimball
Distributed by Clasa Films Mundiales
Release dates
March 18, 1938 (1938-03-18)
Running time
107 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

La Zandunga is a 1938 Mexican romantic drama film directed by Fernando de Fuentes and starring the "Mexican Spitfire" Lupe Vélez.


In a little town around Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, México, live a beautiful and cheerful girl named Lupe (Lupe Vélez), in love with a stranger marine named Juancho (Arturo de Córdova). The man should go to Veracruz and promises Lupe return to marry. After several months, Lupe lost hope of seeing him again and accepts the offer of other man to marry.


Production notes

This was the first Spanish-speaking movie for Lupe Vélez, who, after a massive career in Hollywood, returned to México to take advantage of her popularity among Hispanic audiences.

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