Soledad Miranda

Los gatos negros and A canção da Saudade were alternate - language versions of the same story. Although the plot is most likely the same in both versions, there is more information available about the Portuguese version of the film. Here are a synopsis, pictures, and video from A canção da Saudade, the Portuguese-language version of Los gatos negros. The man to Soledad's right in the first publicity photo would later become her real-life husband. For more details about this movie, click here. If you have the Spanish version of this movie, or any pictures from this movie that I don't have, please contact me!

Leonel is a pianist, nostalgic of sweet melodies, while his son Tony is the (real-life) leader of Os Gatos Pretos (The Black Cats), a musical group. Leonel's daughter, Cilinha, starts dating Raúl, a well-off young man, who promotes a new dancing club, the Lisboa Antiga e Moderna, where old and new music get an even share. Tony and his girlfriend Babá get engaged. Everyone is happy at the end, when the old and new music stars play together.

This clip features some of Soledad's scenes from A canção da Saudade. Soledad plays Babá and shows off her diverse dancing talents. For the full rock and roll sequences, click here. This movie can be ordered in the store.

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