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Director:
Writers:
Raúl Zenteno (story)
Alfredo Salazar (adaptation)
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Release Date:
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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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)

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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Decent Mexican, 27 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Man and the Monster, The (1958)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mexican film about a concert pianist who sells his soul to Satan in exchange for him to become a great musician. The only downside is that he also turns into a hairy, murderous monster. I was somewhat letdown by this film but overall it was a pretty good movie but it takes way too long for the story to get started and the monster isn't used nearly enough. The screenplay does allow time for the relationship between the man and his mother to grow and this here is actually the best thing about the movie. I'm not sure if this film was meant to be a version of Jekyll and Hyde because it does share some of the same ideas even though the monster appears to be more of a werewolf with a rat's face. The monster make up is cheap but effective. Original title: Hombre y el monstruo, El.

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