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Raúl Zenteno (story)
Alfredo Salazar (adaptation)
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1959 (USA) See more »
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A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Get passed the strange makeup.. it's a great little horror film. See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Enrique Rambal ... Samuel Magno
Abel Salazar ... Ricardo Souto
Martha Roth ... Laura / Alejandra
Ofelia Guilmáin ... Cornelia
Ana Laura Baledon ... Girl killed by Samuel
José Chávez ... Police officer
Maricarmen Vela ... Blond Motorist (as Mari Carmen Vela)
Carlos Suárez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anita Blanch
Armando Gutiérrez ... Hotel manager (uncredited)
Jesús Gómez ... Police officer (uncredited)
Cecilia Leger ... Neighbor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rafael Baledón 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfredo Salazar  adaptation
Raúl Zenteno  story

Produced by
Abel Salazar .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gustavo César Carrión  (as Gustavo C. Carrion)
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Martínez Solares 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Savage 
 
Production Design by
Javier Torres Torija 
 
Makeup Department
Armando Meyer .... makeup artist (as Armando Mayer)
 
Production Management
Paul Castelain .... production chief
Alfredo Salazar .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felipe Palomino .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Manuel Topete .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Juan Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Diver .... assistant camera
Carlos Nájera .... lighting technician
Cirilo Rodríguez .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Sigfrido García .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
María Teresa Rodríguez .... musician: piano
 
Other crew
Nicolás Rueda hijo .... titles (as Nicolás Rueda Jr.)
Pablo Álvarez .... script supervisor
 

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USA:78 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Get passed the strange makeup.. it's a great little horror film., 29 January 2007
Author: rabbit541 from United States

El Hombre y el Monstruo, known to English audiences as The Man and the Monster is a great little horror flick. Raphael Baledon was responsible for a few great horror films during this period and this is one of them although the makeup used on the monster is often criticized because of a lack luster job they did on it. All I can say is, if you can get passed the corny mask it's a very well made horror movie. See the monster for what he is and get into the whole faustian story of the film. I think it's very well directed, edited and photographed. THe Man and the Monster is very brooding, serious and morbid and contains all the great elements that Mexi-horror had to offer at this period. Enrique Rambal is a joy and gives a fantastic performance as the isolated, desperate and jaded man willing to sell his soul to the devil for a shot at greatness. If you like classic horror then El Hombre y el Monstruo is a perfect film for one of those evenings when your in the mood for something different.

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