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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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90 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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This film was shown in the USA in Spanish language theaters before being dubbed in English and sold to television.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
It's a bad movie, but..., 26 July 2013
Author: zee from United States

It is entirely worth watching for the performance of Santanón, a Mexican dwarf actor who is the voodoo priest. Capering about with a maniacal grin, in a top hat and bizarre costume, whipping the dancing girls, invoking Papa Labas (or one of those voodoo gods), his performance is riveting. I kept rewinding the film to watch him. I'm still not sure if it was a good performance, but it was a performance unlike any I've seen before and oddly convincing. The actor seemed to be having a great time with it, and were the whole movie his, it'd be one of my favorite cult films.

Unfortunately, there's a bunch of other stuff wasting time in this film, a ridiculous police department plot, a temperance gal and her colonialist uncle (Karloff, unforgettable), and too much that's non- voodoo ritual.

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