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Santa Claus -- 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.

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Director:
Writers:
Adolfo Torres Portillo (story) and
René Cardona (story) ...
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Release Date:
October 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An Enchanting World of Make-Believe! See more »
Plot:
With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Jeez RD wasn't kidding.... See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
José Elías Moreno ... Santa Claus
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)
Graciela Lara
Rosa María Aguilar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Hetherington ... Narrator (voice: English version)
K. Gordon Murray ... Narrator (voice: English version) (as Ken Smith)
Juan Antonio Edwards ... (uncredited)
Pablo Ferrel ... (uncredited)

Directed by
René Cardona 
 
Writing credits
Adolfo Torres Portillo (story) and
René Cardona (story)

Adolfo Torres Portillo (adaptation) and
René Cardona (adaptation)

Produced by
Guillermo Calderón .... producer (as Guillermo Calderón Stell)
 
Original Music by
Antonio Díaz Conde 
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Martínez Solares 
 
Film Editing by
Jorge Busto  (as Jorge Bustos)
 
Production Design by
Francisco Marco Chillet  (as Marcos Chillet)
 
Makeup Department
Fernando Zamarripa .... hair stylist
Fernando Zamarripa .... hairpiece maker
Concepción Zamora .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Guillermo Alcayde .... production chief
René Cardona Jr. .... production manager
Federico Serrano .... assistant production chief
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felipe Palomino .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Enrique Gordillo .... special props (as Gordillo)
Salvador Martínez .... special props (as Martínez)
Juan Fava .... set designer: surveillance equipment (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nicolás de la Rosa .... dialogue recordist
James L. Fields .... sound supervisor
Reynaldo P. Portillo .... sound editor (as Reynaldo Portillo)
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Castro .... lighting technician
Cirilo Rodríguez .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bertha Mendoza López .... wardrobe (as B. Mendoza López)
 
Editorial Department
José Li-ho .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Antonio Díaz Conde .... music director
Galdino R. Samperio .... music recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
Armando Torres .... choir director (as Maestro Armando Torres)
 
Other crew
Ricardo Luna .... choreographer
K. Gordon Murray .... presenter (US dubbed version)
M. Héctor Osorio O. .... title designer
 

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Runtime:
USA:94 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie was featured on Red Letter Media's Christmas episode of Best of the Worst.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Santa uses an "earscope" - an ear with a spinning radar-like screen behind it - to listen to three children whispering. But minutes earlier, he had used the exact same device as a "dreamscope" to tune in on a child's dream.See more »
Quotes:
Evil Doll:Why don't you steal us. We can all be yours!
Lupita:No, you know that stealing is bad, and I want to be good.
Evil Doll:But you must learn to steal!
Lupita:No. You know stealing is bad, and I want to be good.
Evil Doll:We dolls don't like good little girls!
Lupita:No. To steal is evil, and I don't want to be evil.
Evil Doll:You must be evil if you want a doll!
Lupita:No, you know stealing is evil, and I don't want to be evil.
Evil Doll:Steal, fight, and we will all be yours!
Lupita:No. I don't want to be evil, and stealing is evil.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Jeez RD wasn't kidding...., 22 December 2002
Author: Dylan Brennan (Homerdoh26@aol.com) from New Jersey

All right I recently got a chance to rent this and watch Santa Claus conquers the martains. Although the children were much more sadistic in SCCTM, I would have to say that Santa Claus was a much worse movie. As a spanish assignment in Spanish 5 we all had to watch it. I'll tell you, usually when we watch a movie we are all just talking and eating food, but not for this movie. Everyone just kept there jaw open wondering what the evil Mr. Pitch was going to do next. Would Merlin help Santa Claus!?! or would his robot reindeer come and save the day? I would suggest renting it because it is the biggest piece of rubbish I have ever seen and I love it for that. :D

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