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Ramón Obón (writer)
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Release Date:
1959 (USA) See more »
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SEE!...The nightmares that fill the world of the psycho! See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Gastón Santos ... Dr. Eduardo Jiménez
Rafael Bertrand ... Dr. Mazali
Mapita Cortés ... Patricia Aldama
Carlos Ancira ... Elmer, the orderly
Carolina Barret ... La Gitana
Luis Aragón ... Dr. González

Beatriz Aguirre ... Rosario
Antonio Raxel ... Dr. Jacinto Aldama
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Portillo
Abel Salazar
Lupe Carriles ... (uncredited)
Guillermo Álvarez Bianchi ... Don Anselmo (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fernando Méndez 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ramón Obón  writer

Produced by
Alfredo Ripstein hijo .... producer
César Santos Galindo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gustavo César Carrión  (as Gustavo C. Carrion)
 
Cinematography by
Víctor Herrera 
 
Film Editing by
Charles L. Kimball  (as Charles Kimball)
 
Production Design by
Gunther Gerszo 
 
Makeup Department
Evangelina Garibay .... makeup artist
Agripina Lozada .... hair stylist (as Pina Lozada)
 
Production Management
Jorge Cardeña .... production chief
Armando Solís .... assistant production chief
Carlos Ventimilla .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Américo Fernández .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
James L. Fields .... sound
Rodolfo Solís .... dialogue recordist (as Rodolfo Solis C.)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Regino Cárdenas .... lighting technician
Lupe García .... camera operator (as Guadalupe Garcia)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julio Chávez .... wardrobe
Consuelo Múgica .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jorge Azcárate .... assistant editor
Raúl Portillo .... synchronization editor
 
Music Department
Galdino R. Samperio .... music recordist (as Galdino Samperio 'Cruci')
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Misterios de ultratumba" - Mexico (original title)
"Mysteries from Beyond the Grave" - USA (informal literal English title)
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Runtime:
Mexico:82 min | USA:71 min
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The English dubbed version of this film is believed lost. Please check your attic.See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Will somebody please find the dubbed print of this?, 10 July 2001
Author: reptilicus from Vancouver, Canada

Ages ago a dubbed print of this movie used to run frequently on "Chiller Theatre" on Saturday nights. I saw it so many times I memorised it and it is still among my fondest memories. The music was what I first noticed, it stood out in my mind (many years later someone "borrowed" it for a direct-to-video picture called THE VIDEO DEAD). Rafael Bertrand, who later played "Capt. Labiche" in ISLE OF THE SNAKE PEOPLE; one of Boris Karloff's last movies, is Dr. Masali, master of an insane asylum. He makes a deal with colleague Dr. Harrison Aldeman (Jacinto Aldama in the undubbed print) that whoever dies first will come back and tell the survivor what lies behind deaths door. Dr. Aldeman dies first and returns during a séance to tell Masali a set of events have already begun that will enable him to solve the mystery. He does, but not nearly in the way he had expected to. An insane gypsy woman and an orderly named Elmer figure in the mystery very prominently; so does Dr. Aldeman's daughter who is summoned to the asylum by a mysterious messenger who turns out to be her fathers ghost! Along the way there is unrequited love, mutilation, murder, ghosts and death. I always thought this was a scary movie when I was a child. Somehow I think it still is. Now here is the complicated part. A dubbed print does exist, at least it used to, because New York's Channel 11, WPIX had it. That was more years ago than I care to remember but I would like to think they did not just toss the print out with the trash when they stopped running "Chiller Theatre". Maybe it is still in the vault gathering dust and waiting to be found. For cryin' out loud will somebody go look!

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