The Rock of Souls

The Rock of Souls
Directed by Miguel Zacarías
Produced by Jesus Grovas
Written by Miguel Zacarías
Starring Jorge Negrete
María Félix
Carlos López Moctezuma
Miguel Angel Ferriz
Virginia Manzano
Music by Ernesto Cortázar
Manuel Esperón
Cinematography Víctor Herrera
Edited by Jose W. Bustos
Distributed by Producciones Grovas
Release dates
  • 1942 (1942)
Running time
121 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

The Rock of Souls (Spanish: El Peñón de las Ánimas) is a Mexican movie of 1942, directed by Miguel Zacarías and starred by Jorge Negrete and María Félix.[1] It is the first movie to star María Félix, one of the legendary female stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.


In a little town in Mexico, the rivalry between the families of Manuel (Jorge Negrete) and María Ángela Valdivia (María Félix) for the domain of a property known as El Peñón de las Ánimas prevents the love between the two young lovers.


Is the first movie of the legendary María Félix. For the movie, Jorge Negrete had asked his girlfriend, the actress Gloria Marín. But Félix was imposed by the director, which led to a series of altercations between the couple. Ten years later they got married.



  1. Baugh, p. 80


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