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Experimenting in hypnotic regression to past lives, Dr. Almada discovers that his fiancée, Flor, is the reincarnation of an Aztec maiden who was put to death for loving an Aztec warrior, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramón Gay ...
Rosa Arenas ...
Flor Sepúlveda / Xochitl (as Rosita Arenas)
Crox Alvarado ...
Luis Aceves Castañeda ...
Jorge Mondragón ...
Arturo Martínez ...
Tierno
Emma Roldán ...
Criada
Julián de Meriche ...
(as Julien de Meriche)
Salvador Lozano
Jaime González Quiñones ...
Pepe Almada (as Jaime Quiñones)
Ángel Di Stefani ...
Popoca (as Angelo De Steffani)
Jesús Murcielago Velázquez ...
El Murciélago (as Murcielago Velazquez)
Enrique Yáñez ...
Esbirro del Murciélago
Guillermo Hernández ...
Lobo (as Lobo Negro)
Alberto Yáñez ...
Esbirro del Murciélago
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Experimenting in hypnotic regression to past lives, Dr. Almada discovers that his fiancée, Flor, is the reincarnation of an Aztec maiden who was put to death for loving an Aztec warrior, her body placed at the entrance to a hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid of Yucatan where the treasures of the Aztecs were hidden, and her lover mummified but cursed to remain alive and guard the treasure. With her recovered memories, Flor is able to lead Almada, his wimpish assistant Pincate, and her father to the now-skeletal remains of the maiden. Attached to them is a golden breastplate with a map detailing the route to the treasure. But to their horror, the party is intercepted by the mummified warrior, Popoca, and flee with the breastplate back to Mexico city. Popoca follows. In the meantime, Prof. Krup, an unscrupulous colleague of Almada's, recruits a gang of thugs, whom he leads from behind a mask and known only as "The Bat". Both Krup and his gang, and the mummy, converge on Flor's house to ... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>

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Aztec Mummy
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Momia Azteca, La (1957)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mexican horror film about a scientist (Raymond Gay) who uses hypnosis to look into people's past lives. He experiments on his girlfriend and learns she was a sacrificed princess who was buried with a golden breastplate. The scientist decides to go looking for it and eventually runs into the title character as well as a master thief known as The Bat. Here's a good idea to all future filmmakers if you're going to make a movie called The Aztec Mummy. Make sure the mummy is in the picture for more than three minutes. Technically speaking this is a fairly well made film but one can't help but be letdown since the title character hardly gets any screen time.


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