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The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959)
"Misterios de ultratumba" (original title)

 -  Fantasy | Horror | Mystery  -  1959 (USA)
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Two doctors make a pact in which they swear that the first to die will return - if possible - to tell the other how to get a glimpse of the afterlife while still alive.

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Rafael Bertrand ...
Dr. Mazali
Mapita Cortés ...
Patricia Aldama
Carlos Ancira ...
Elmer, the orderly
Carolina Barret ...
La Gitana
Luis Aragón ...
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Rosario
Antonio Raxel ...
Dr. Jacinto Aldama
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Two doctors make a pact in which they swear that the first to die will return - if possible - to tell the other how to get a glimpse of the afterlife while still alive.

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This NEEDS to be out on VHS soon, dang it
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Movies and TV from the Buffy show all the way back to 1960 have been ripping off the dig-myself-out-of-the-grave scene, evidently begun with this film (correct me if I'm wrong). The idea could be as old as Poe but it's this film which, in my history, succeeds with the definitive version. As mentioned earlier, two doctors in charge of an asylum agree to contact the one living, should the other die first. The theme played on the violin by Dr. M is recapitulated at different plot points in a way that earlier audiences would recall from opera.


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