MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 52,102 this week

La muerte silba un blues (1964)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  4 July 1964 (Spain)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 34 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 247 titles
created 05 May 2011
 
a list of 151 titles
created 21 Aug 2013
 
a list of 72 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 366 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 247 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: La muerte silba un blues (1964)

La muerte silba un blues (1964) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of La muerte silba un blues.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica. One day she happens to read one of his "erotic" books and its power ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, Andrea Montchal
History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of 17th century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Christopher Lee, Maria Schell, Leo Genn
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A deadly look into the savage world of gangsters. The aftermath of a holdup turns into a game of deceit and doublecross. A vengeful woman brings about the destruction of the entire gang of ruthless killers.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Francisco Acosta, Georges Alexandre, Gilda Arancio
Rio 70 (1969)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Sumuru, the beautiful leader of the all-female kingdom of Femina, plans to use her women to take over the world.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Shirley Eaton, Richard Wyler, George Sanders
Venus in Furs (1969)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: James Darren, Barbara McNair, Maria Rohm
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

"Red Lips" are two female detectives trying to find missing models and dancers. A pop artist called Klaus Thriller and his werewolf-like assistant, Morpho, are the main suspects for the ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Janine Reynaud, Rosanna Yanni, Chris Howland
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Susan arrives in Haiti to live with her husband Jack, who lives with a lesbian housekeeper and Olga, a nymphomaniac platinum blonde, introduced to her as Jack's sister. Susan begins to have... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Nanda Van Bergen, Ada Tauler, Karine Gambier
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Comedy about the surreal holiday of two teenage Spanish girls, where they meet a bizarre assortment of villains and new friends.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Isana Medel, Terele Pávez, Carmen Lozano
Relax Baby (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alberto Dalbés, David Rocha, Lina Romay
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A nightclub singer is haunted by the ghost of her late father. The dead man summons her through a mirror, forcing her to commit a series of violent crimes.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Emma Cohen, Philippe Lemaire, Françoise Brion
Les démons (1973)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of nun's become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Anne Libert, Britt Nichols, Doris Thomas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Meet Poor old Mr Robinson who is so bored at home with his terrible and an annoying house wife and her Mother. At work One day, he decides to retire from urban life and spend the rest of ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Yehuda Barkan, Andrea Rau, Anne Libert
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Conrado San Martín ...
Danik Patisson ...
Moira Santos
Perla Cristal ...
Lina
Georges Rollin ...
Paul Radeck
Manuel Alexandre ...
Julius Smith
María Silva ...
Rosita
Adriano Domínguez ...
Comisario Folch
Marta Reves
Gérard Tichy ...
Carlos Moroni
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Comisario Fenton
Ricardo Valle
Ángel Menéndez
Juan Cortés
Rosa Palomar
Pilar Vela
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

spy | nudity | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 July 1964 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Agent 077 opération Jamaïque  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 2,834,066 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Kiss Me Killer (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Jazz music and songs
Written by Jesús Franco
Lyrics by Jesús Fanco, Juan Estelrich and Paul Grasel
Music Performed by the "Whisky Jazz Club" orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent and intriguing Noir Film compellingly shot by recently deceased Jesus Franco or ¨Uncle Jess¨
12 December 2014 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This is an average-budget as well as acceptable film realized in ordinary style dealing with a vendetta story and denunciation ; it contains thrills , a criminal intrigue and lots of murders . It's a passable thriller movie directed by prolific filmmaker Jess Frank and also produced by his own production company, Manacoa Films along with Eurocine of Marius Lesoeur and Naga Films . Here Franco manages to give us an adequate ambient , an evocative production design by Antonio Cortes , being rightly narrated , including a plot about fake identity and vengeance enough to keep you intrigued throughout the flick . In this his sixth film and first about his special sub-genre : an intrigue or espionage set in exotic places , and particularly in tropical ones , though many of them filmed in his natal Malaga or Canary Islands . This is a decent Noir intrigue set in Jamaica , being professionally written , produced and directed by Jesus Franco . Based on a story by Luis De Diego and screenplay by the same Jesus Franco or Uncle Jess ; being a complex but weak script concerning an informer who executes a revelation about gunrunning , then he takes a secret identity , while some policemen bent on uncovering the dark activities of this role and ultimately the subsequent revenge carried out by unexpected characters at a twisted finale . The picture was made by the time in which Franco directed nice movies such as The sadistic Baron Klaus , Rififi En La Ciudad , Miss Muerte or Diabolic Doctor Z , Necronomicon and Gritos en la Noche , developing a consolidated professionalism , as his career got more and more impoverished in the following years, but his endless creativity enabled him to tackle films in all genres, from "B" horror to erotic films . The picture was well starred by good Spanish actors , such as Conrado San Martin as our hero , Perla Cristal and Maria Silva , who subsequently worked for Jesus Franco in "The Secret of Dr. Orloff" . The Spanish support cast is frankly fine as Adriano Domínguez , Marta Reves , Gérard Tichy , Ricardo Valle , Agustin Gonzalez , Ángel Menéndez , Fortunio Bonanova who worked in Hollywood and the great Manuel Alexandre , among others . Highlights of the movie a the jazz soundtrack sessions , the spectacularly colorful carnival party , and the well paced fights between starring Conrado San Martin along with Jamaican people against Gerard Tichy and hoodlums filled with lights and dark in intimate Orson Welles ink . In fact , Jesus Franco loved Orson Welles and imitated to him in several pictures .

Atmospheric cinematography in black and white by Juan Marime filmed on Southern Spanish locations as Marbella , Malaga . Well photographed film , full of lights and shades in Orson Welles style , in fact , Franco was direction-assistant in ¨Chimes at midnight¨ and edited ¨El Quijote¨ by Welles . Good musical score by Anton Garcia Abril , Franco's usual musician , including Jazzy sessions and musical numbers . The motion picture was professionally directed by Jesus Franco , a Stajanovist filmmaker who realized 203 movies . However , here he doesn't use his trademarks , as he pulls off a traditional narration , without zooms , neither lousy pace . As the picture belongs to Franco's first period in which he made passable flicks . Jesus uses to sign under pseudonym , among the aliases he used, apart from the names Jess Franco or Franco Manera, were Jess Frank, Robert Zimmerman, Frank Hollman, Clifford Brown, David Khune , Toni Falt, James P. Johnson, Charlie Christian, David Tough , among others . Franco used to utilize usual marks such as zooms , nudism , foreground on objects , filmmaking in ¨do-it-yourself effort¨ style or DIY and managing to work extraordinarily quickly . He often used to introduce second , third or fourth versions , including Hardcore or Softcore inserts or sexual stocks many of them played by his muse Lina Romay . In many of the more than 200 films he's directed he has also worked as composer, writer, cinematographer and editor. His first was "We Are 18 Years Old" and the second picture was ¨Gritos en la Noche¨ (1962) , the best of all them , also titled "The Awful Dr. Orlof" , it's followed by various sequels such as El Secreto del Dr. Orloff (1964) aka "The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll" , " Orloff y el hombre invisible (1970) aka "Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster" and finally "Faceless" (1987) . He also directed to the great Christopher Lee in 4 films : "The Bloody Judge" , ¨Count Dracula¨, ¨The Blood of Fu Manchu¨ and ¨The castle of Fu Manchu¨ . Jesús's influence has been notable all over Europe . From his huge body of work we can deduce that Jesús Franco is one of the most restless directors of Spanish cinema and often releasing several titles at the same time. Many of his films have had problems in getting released, and others have been made directly for video. More than once his staunchest supporters have found his "new" films to contain much footage from one or more of his older films . Jesús Franco is a survivor in a time when most of his colleagues tried to please the government administration. He broke up with all that and got the independence he was seeking. He always went upstream in an ephemeral industry that fed opportunists and curbed the activity of many professionals . But time doesn't pass in vain, and Jesus' production has diminished since the 90s ; however he went on shooting until his recent death .


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Disponible en VHS o DVD?? juanibanezx
Discuss La muerte silba un blues (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?