Madness for Love

Madness for Love

Screenshot from film
Directed by Juan de Orduña
Produced by Carlos Blanco
Alfredo Echegaray
José María Pemán
Starring Aurora Bautista
Fernando Rey
Sara Montiel
Jorge Mistral
Jesús Tordesillas
Manuel Luna
Music by Juan Quintero
Cinematography José F. Aguayo
Edited by Juan Serra
Release dates
1948 Spain
October 26, 1950 United States
Running time
112 minutes
Country  Spain
Language Spanish

Madness for Love (Spanish:Locura de amor) is a 1948 Spanish historical drama film directed by Juan de Orduña.[1]

The movie is based on the play La Locura de Amor written in 1855 by Manuel Tamayo y Baus around the figure of Queen Joanna of Castile; who attracted authors, composers, and artists of the romanticist movement, due to her characteristics of unrequited love, obsessive jealousy, and undying fidelity.

In 2001, Vicente Aranda made a remake titled Juana la Loca.

Plot summary

The story of Queen Joanna of Castile, known as "Juana la loca," and her husband Philip I of Castile, also known as "Philip the handsome."


  1. Mira p.211


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