The Naked Angel
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Directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen
Written by César Tiempo
Based on Fräulein Else
by Arthur Schnitzler
Produced by Caio Brant
Cinematography Alfredo Traverso
Edited by Antonio O. Rampoldi
Production company: Lumiton
Release date: 14 November 1946
Running time:85 minutes
The Naked Angel (Spanish:El ángel desnudo) is a 1946 Argentine drama film directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen and starring Olga Zubarry, Guillermo Battaglia and Carlos Cores. The film is based on the novella Fräulein Else by Arthur Schnitzler. The director, Christensen, had gained a reputation for exploring more sexual themes in his films than was traditional in Argentine cinema at the time.
In a survey of the 100 greatest films of Argentine cinema carried out by the Museo del Cine Pablo Ducrós Hicken in 2000, the film reached the 35th position.
The film features Olga Zubarry’s famous nude scene.
A sculptor agrees to lend a bankrupt man money provided his beautiful daughter pose nude for his latest work of art.
Olga Zubarry as Elsa Las Heras
Guillermo Battaglia as Guillermo Lagos Renard
Carlos Cores as Mario
Eduardo Cuitiño as Gaspar Las Heras
Ángel Orrequia as Vargas
Fedel Despres as Diana
Cirilo Etulain as Morales
José de Ángelis as Prefecto
Orestes Soriani as Presidente Sociedad Críticos de Arte
Cecilio de Vega as ubois
José De Ángelis