Black Cloaks

Black Cloaks (1947)

  • Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
  • Release Date: 1947-05-17
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: Português
  • Production Company: Cinelândia
  • Production Country: Portugal
  • Director: Armando de Miranda
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The great fadista, Amelia Rodrigues, made her screen debut in Capas Negras, which took its name from the black capes worn by the students in the university city of Coimbra, where the film is set. The action begins in a tavern where a group of former students are reminiscing about their time at the university. One of the students, Jose Duarte then breaks into song, performing an impromptu fado in the local Coimbra style. The tavern owner's niece, the aptly named Maria Lisboa promptly retaliates with a fado of the Lisbon variety. The melodramatic plot then centers on the frustrated romance between these two characters, and the soundtrack is essentially a musical duel between these two different styles of Portugal's national song.

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  • Amália Rodrigues

    as Maria de Lisboa
  • Alberto Ribeiro

    as José Duarte
  • Artur Agostinho

    as Manecas
  • Vasco Morgado

    as Jorge
  • Barroso Lopes

    as Coca-Bichinhos
  • Humberto Madeira

    as Já-Cá-Canta
  • António Sacramento

    as Magistrate
  • Graziela Mendes

    as Rosa Tricana
  • Joaquim Miranda

    as Judge
  • Fernando Silva

    as Cunha, the pawnbroker
  • Génia Silva

    as Leonor
  • António Gonçalves

    as Dancer
  • Cremilda de Sousa

    as Dancer
  • Manuela Bonito

  • Afonso Branco

  • João Calazans

  • Maria Emília Vilas

  • Adozinda Mariano

  • Domingos Marques

  • Regina Montenegro

  • Abel Passos Pereira

  • Carlos Velosa

  • Tomás de Macedo

    as (uncredited)
Directing Armando de Miranda Director
Writing Alberto Barbosa Screenplay
Writing José Galhardo Screenplay
Production Armando de Miranda Producer
Production Edmundo Ferreira de Almeida Producer
Writing Luís Galhardo Screenplay
Sound Jaime Mendes Music Director
Crew Octávio Bobone Cinematography
Editing Armando de Miranda Editor
Art Armando Bruno Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Augusto Madureira Makeup Artist
Production Edmundo Ferreira de Almeida Production Manager
Sound Heliodoro Pires Sound Director
Sound Raúl Ferrão Songs
Sound Santos Moreira Songs
Sound Alberto Ribeiro Songs
Sound Frederico Valério Songs
Crew Fernando Gomes Production Office Assistant
Crew Firmino Miranda Production Office Assistant
Crew Vítor Raposo Production Office Assistant
Crew Fernando Silva Production Office Assistant
Crew Patrício Álvares Production Office Assistant
Production Fernando Maynard Production Office Coordinator