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Ramón Obón (story)
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Release Date:
1958 (USA) See more »
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A pretty young Mexican girl returns to her hometown to make funeral arrangements for her beloved aunt... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Interesting, but no competition for Christopher Lee. See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Abel Salazar ... Dr. Enrique
Ariadna Welter ... Marta Gonzalez
Carmen Montejo ... Eloisa
José Luis Jiménez ... Emilio
Mercedes Soler ... Maria - servant
Alicia Montoya ... María Teresa
José Chávez ... Anselmo
Julio Daneri ... Duval's servant
Amado Zumaya ... Duval's servant
Germán Robles ... Count Karol de Lavud / Duval
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Barker ... Man (uncredited)
Margarito Luna ... (uncredited)
Guillermo Álvarez Bianchi ... Train administrator (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fernando Méndez 
 
Writing credits
Ramón Obón (story)

Ramón Obón (adaptation)

Ramon Rodriguez  screenplay

Produced by
Abel Salazar .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gustavo César Carrión  (as Gustavo C. Carrion)
 
Cinematography by
Rosalío Solano 
 
Film Editing by
José W. Bustos 
 
Art Direction by
Gunther Gerszo 
 
Makeup Department
Elda Loza .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Antonio Guerrero Tello .... production leader
Fernando Méndez Jr. .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Américo Fernández .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Enrique Rodríguez .... sound re-recording mixer
Rafael Ruiz Esparza .... dialogue editor (as Rafael R. Esparza)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Solano .... lighting technician
Hugo Velasco .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Gustavo César Carrión .... musical director (as Gustavo C. Carrion)
Enrique Rodríguez .... music editor
 
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Nicolás Rueda hijo .... titles (as Nicolás Rueda Jr.)
 

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95 min | UK:84 min (DVD)
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Film debut of Germán Robles.See more »
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Count Karol de Lavud:We've been brought to a halt in the middle of this strange bridge that extends between the end of life and the beginning of death.See more »
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5 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, but no competition for Christopher Lee., 10 January 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Fernando Méndez' "El Vampiro" is atmospheric and competently made 50's Mexican horror, but it isn't nearly as mesmerizing as some of the contemporary genre-achievements coming from that same country, like "The Black Pit of Dr. M" (also directed by Méndez) and "Curse of the Crying Woman". This is mainly because the premise of the film hasn't got anything truly original to offer. Like the title implies already, it's a standard vampire tale with a plot revolving on a Hungarian count surviving on the blood of local Mexican women and hoping to resurrect his long lost brother from the dead. To achieve this, Count de Lavud needs to get inside the family vault of the Gonzalez' hacienda. He already seduced aunt Eloisa and made her one of his immortal brides, and when the beautiful niece Martha returns to the family mansion after several years, the count plans to take over her will as well. Martha's only hope for rescue lies with her mysterious traveling partner, a doctor of some sort, and her devoted uncle Emilio. The Gothic decors and the incredibly stylish black & white photography are a true lust for the eye, but the film is too talkative and lacking moments of genuine suspense. Multiple other reviewers around here seem convinced that this movie, and lead actor Germán Robles' performance in particular, severely influenced Hammer Studios before they came up with their interpretation of Dracula. Perhaps this is true, judging by the extended close-ups of Robles' penetrating stare, but still Christopher Lee portrays a much more petrifying and memorable monster. The entire middle section of the film drags a little and Méndez spends too much time on the relationship between Martha and Dr. Enrique. There are, however, hints at one really inventive sub plot in the script, involving a prematurely buried other aunt, but that particular storyline isn't properly elaborated like it should have. It's a shame about the story, but "El Vampiro" is nevertheless recommended viewing if it were for the sinister atmosphere and ominous set pieces alone.

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