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Santa Claus (1959)

 -  Family | Fantasy  -  October 1960 (USA)
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With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Elías Moreno ...
Cesáreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito' ...
Pedro
José Luis Aguirre 'Trotsky' ...
El Diablo (as José Luis Aguirre 'Trosky')
Armando Arriola ...
El mago Merlín (as Armando Arriola 'Arriolita')
Lupita Quezadas ...
La niña pobre (as Lupita)
Antonio Díaz Conde hijo ...
El Niño Rico (Billy)
Nora Veryán ...
Madre de Lupita
Polo Ortín ...
(as Leopoldo Ortín Jr.)
Manuel Calvo ...
(as Manolo Calvo)
José Carlos Méndez ...
Niño (as niño J. Carlos Méndez)
Jesús Brook ...
Niño (as niño Jesús Brook)
Rubén Ramírez ...
Niño
Queta Lavat ...
(as Enriqueta Lavat)
Ángel Di Stefani ...
El herrero Llavón (as Ángel D'Stefani)
Guillermo Bravo Sosa ...
(as Gmo. Bravo Sosa)
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Storyline

Santa Claus, high above the North Pole in his cloud-borne castle equipped with more surveillance devices than the Impossible Mission Force, prepares to deliver presents on Christmas night. Santa is especially interested in helping Lupita, the daughter of a poor family who wants nothing more than a doll; and a young boy whose parents are so wealthy they never spend any time with him (Santa fixes this by feeding them Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters). However, the Devil will have none of this and sends his minion, Pitch, to foil Santa's plans. Pitch in turn recruits three Naughty Boys to help him set traps for Santa. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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See All the Weird and Wonderful Characters of Make-Believe! The Fantastic Crystal Work-Room of the Happy Elves! The Fabulous Realm of the Candy-Stick Palaces! See more »

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(RCA High Fidelity)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While billed simply as "El Diablo" ("The Devil") in the credits, Pitch's character name in the original version is "Precio" ("Price"). See more »

Goofs

When Santa Claus receives the letters from the children of the world there is a mailbox in which he separates the letters from good children and the letters from bad children. The signs that indicate where does he puts this letters change from position in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Precio: Yes, I promise, oh Priceless Prince of Hades, that by my many wiles I will finish Santa off forever, and see that the children commit terrible deeds, and make Santa Claus angry!
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Splendid Holiday Romp!

Brilliant use of overstated technicolor illustrates the optimistic extremes of present day Christmas ceremonies. The voyeuristic element during the scenes (Santa & Pedro summarize society's behavior peering through a telescope) is unique (and obviously Jean-Luc Godard, although he was subtle, stole this theme in his film "Pierrot le-fou"). Highly recommended!


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