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La muerte viviente
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March 1971 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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Boris Karloff ... Carl van Molder / Damballah

Julissa ... Anabella Vandenberg
Carlos East ... Lt. Andrew Wilhelm (as Charles East)
Rafael Bertrand ... Capt. Pierre Labesch (as Ralph Bertrand)
Yolanda Montes ... Kalea (as Tongolele)
Quintín Bulnes ... Klinsor (as Quintin Bulnes)
Santanón ... Dwarf (as Santanon)
Martinique
Julia Marichal ... Mary Ann Vandenberg (as July Marichael)
Yol Duhalt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Quintin Miller ... Gomez (uncredited)

Directed by
Juan Ibáñez  (as Jhon Ibanez)
Jack Hill (US scenes)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Hill  screenplay
Juan Ibáñez 
Luis Enrique Vergara 

Produced by
Juan Ibáñez .... producer
Luis Enrique Vergara .... producer (as Henry Verg)
 
Original Music by
Alicia Urreta  (as Alice Uretta)
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Domínguez 
Austin McKinney (director of photography)
 
Art Direction by
Ray Markham 
 
Makeup Department
Louis Lane .... makeup artist
Jean Udko .... hair stylist: Julissa
 
Production Management
José Luis Cerrada .... production manager (as J.L. Cerad)
Richard Compton .... production supervisor (as Dick Compton)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Luis G. de León .... assistant director (as Louis G. Leon)
Henry von Seyfried .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Heinrich Henkel .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Ross Hahn .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mindaugus Bagdon .... assistant camera (as Bagdon Mindaugus)
Ciro .... still photographer
Frank Ruttencutter .... camera operator
Jim Enochs .... key grip (uncredited)
Larry Lapointe .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... wardrobe (as Richard S. Bruno)
 
Editorial Department
J. Gamma .... assistant film editor
Lily Lupers .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Enrico C. Cabiati .... musical director (as Henry Caviatti)
 
Other crew
John Buono .... script clerk
Richard H. Dunlai .... production coordinator
Mike Garzon .... prompter
Raul G. Manjarrez .... actor agent (as Raoul G.M.)
Jerry Petty .... stand-in: Boris Karloff
Stim Segar .... dialogue director
 

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Also Known As:
"La muerte viviente" - Mexico (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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This and the three other films in the same package were originally supposed to be shot in Mexico City, but since Boris Karloff was suffering from pneumonia and had only one lung (the other had developed cancer and been removed), his doctors told him not to travel to Mexico City because of the thin air at its high altitude. So Karloff's scenes were shot in Hollywood instead.See more »
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Anabella Vandenberg:Modern science has shown that alcohol is responsible for ninety-nine point two percent of all the world's sins.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A good Karloff film., 2 February 2007
Author: Kenneth Eagle Spirit from United States

This thing deserves a better reputation. True, it has its down side. The photographic technique isn't the best. Quickly panning in and out, jerking the camera around, these are things I think directors do when they don't know what else to do. Lack of imagination excused by low budget. Aside from that it has lots of pluses. Karloff is good, as always. The rest of the cast play their parts very well. Two in particular come across perfectly and so help make this a good flick. Carlos (Charles) East does well as Wilhem, making the character very natural and hence believable. But, my opinion, the best player of them all? Yolanda Montes, billed as Tongolele, as Kalea. With her sex appeal and that budding "Bride of Frankenstien" hairdo shes dead on as the Voodoo priestess. And with sex appeal in mind, I noticed a pronounced current of underlying sexuality that flows nowhere. But things like that help pull 'em in when you show the promos. This isn't a bad movie. For a B flick its OK.

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