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Ramón Obón (story)
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Release Date:
1958 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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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 5 people found the following review useful.
The Vampire (1957) ***, 24 October 2009
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

My first time seeing this solid Mexican horror film properly in its original language, as intended. It's certainly one of the finest of its genre, with German Robles in good form as Count Lavud, the Vampire. A pretty young woman travels to the eerie mansion of her ancestors, accompanied by a doctor (Abel Salazar). Something is not quite right when she learns that one of her aunts has just mysteriously died, and another aunt seems rather strange and exceptionally young. It turns out that the blood-sucking Lavud is behind it all, and Salazar has to take on the role of hero. I was very impressed with the consistency in set design, production values, and all-around creepiness and foggy atmosphere that helps make this winner a classic of its kind. Abel Salazar produced this himself, reportedly very keen on following in the step of the old Universals, and it pays off handsomely. *** out of ****

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