Curro Jiménez

Curro Jiménez
Written by Antonio Larreta
Directed by Antonio Drove
Mario Camus
Joaquín Romero Marchenet

Curro Jiménez was a successful Spanish TV series that aired on TVE1 from 22 December 1976 to 1979. Its main theme was Andalusian "bandolerismo" (bandit lifestyle) in the 19th century, located in the Ronda mountains. The main characters were four bandits, Curro Jiménez (the romantic prototype of the Andalusian "bandolero", El Algarrobo ("the Vetch"), El Gitano ("the Gipsy") and El Estudiante ("the Student").


The plot changed in every episode, but common themes involved a romantic bandit, just and good-natured, the guerrilla against the French troops during the Spanish War of Independence, love stories, battles against injustice, in addition to comedic episodes.

The series consisted of 40 episodes, filmed in 1975 in the Ronda mountains, and was followed by a sequel aired in 1993 on Antena 3.


"Curro Jiménez"

The name Curro Jiménez is taken from the nickname of a real bandit also known as "el barquero de Cantillana" or "Andrés el Barquero", though his real name was Francisco López Jiménez.

He was born in Cantillana (Seville) in 1819 and was shot dead by the Guardia Civil on November 1849 after being given away by one of his comrades.

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