José Padilla Sánchez (28 May 1889 in Almería – 25 October 1960 in Madrid), popularly known as Maestro Padilla was a famous Spanish composer and pianist. He was best known for the songs La Violetera and El Relicario, popularized by cuplé singer Raquel Meller, and the pasodoble ValenciaHe became famous in France as he composed songs for the Moulin Rouge, like Ça c'est Paris. La Violetera was adapted by Charlie Chaplin for the soundtrack of City Lights (1931).
Movies & TV shows
Dreaming of Julia
In the year of 1958, a boy's world is about to change forever in Cuba.
Chaplin Today: City Lights
His character wouldn't be heard in the film industry. It wouldn't be a talking picture, but it would have a soundtrack. He made sound effects for the picture. Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit were cre...
Galicia (Spain), 50s. Hugo, a failed writer, whose works rejects and over his publishing because they lack credibility, maintains relationships with Ivon, a beautiful young chorus girl, obsessed with ...
Three old friends who have each come to a crossroads in their lives. Carlos (Paco Marin) has decided he is a hedonist. Chica (Adriana Dominguez) has grown tired of her lifestyle on Ibiza and begins to...
The Green March
In Paris, a young Argentine writer tries to escape his daily routine through a fictional story. This attracts the attention of those around him. He becomes entangled in dreams and reality when his sto...
Elle et lui au 14ème étage
This romantic drama is directed by a French person. Babeth is a struggling actor and part-time assistant teacher. Arthur wants the comely Babeth. He talks about sex, love, and the meaning of life whil...
An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, reminiscing about his amazing journey from his poverty- stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention o...
Scent of a Woman
A student at a private school comes from a poor family. To get the money for his flight back to Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving. Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade is a cantank...
The Great Depression of the 1930s affected all of Europe, but some parts were hurt less than others. France was relatively prosperous. A sturdy Polish boxer and his family have settled into a mining t...
Land of Milk and Honey
Pierre Etaix’s most radical film, and perhaps unsurprisingly the one that effectively ended his career in cinema, Land of Milk and Honey is a fascinating investigative documentary about post–May ’68 F...
While watching on television a bullfight where his son Luis acts, the matador Rafael Lucena dies of a heart attack upon discovering Virginia in the bullring, a woman who looks like Soledad. Soledad wa...
"Felipe, a sailor falls madly in love with Valencia, a Spanish dancing girl, who is sought after by Don Fernando, the governor. When Felipe deserts his ship, the Don throws him in prison, but Valencia...
Don Casto is a widower who spends most of his evenings carousing at nightclubs while, behind his back and much to his annoyance, Ramon courts his daughter Paquita. One of the vaudeville acts that Don ...