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Lash of the Penitentes (1936)

Actual footage of Penitentes - a sect of Catholic religious fanatics who engage in self-flagellation - is combined with new footage about a murder.

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(story) (as Roland C. Price), (screenplay)
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Marie DeForrest ...
Raquel
William Marcos ...
Chico
Victor Justi ...
Manuel
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Dr. Andrew Robert Taylor
José Rubio ...
George Mack
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Actual footage of Penitentes - a sect of Catholic religious fanatics who engage in self-flagellation - is combined with new footage about a murder. Written by Anonymous

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Strange Love, Hate, Passion, Intrigue! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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13 April 1936 (USA)  »

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The Penitente Murder Case  »

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More interesting as a documentary than as a drama
9 June 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A reporter goes to rural New Mexico to write a sensational story about the Penitentes, a secretive group of Spanish Catholics who practice flagellation as part of their religious rites. At the end, he is murdered for intruding and the police beat up likely suspects until one confesses, so there is no real suspense.

Plenty of shots of people being whipped and some of rural religious art, but mostly of interest to sado-masochists and sociologists.


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