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Santo frente a la muerte (1969)

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Federico Curiel
Stars: Santo, Rossy Mendoza, Luis Daniel Rivera
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: René Cardona
Stars: Santo, Armando Silvestre, Julio Aldama
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The masked wrestler battles Martians intent on taking over the Earth.

Director: Alfredo B. Crevenna
Stars: Santo, Wolf Ruvinskis, El Nazi
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

SANTO CONTRA LA MAFIA DEL VICIO (Santo vs. the Vice Mafia) has the Masked Mexican wrestling legend battling a dangerous mob that has targeted various Mexican chemical plants for sabotage.

Director: Federico Curiel
Stars: Santo, Elsa Cárdenas, Patricia Ferrer
Action | Horror | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Santo, the crime-fighting wrestler, battles an alien monster who is controlled by an evil madman bent on taking over the world.

Director: Rubén Galindo
Stars: Santo, Juan Gallardo, Sasha Montenegro
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Rafael Pérez Grovas
Stars: Carnicero Aguilar, Guillermo Ayala, Cien Caras
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Directors: Manuel Bengoa, Enrique López Eguiluz
Stars: Santo, Johana Aloha, Frank Braña
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A professor recruits a professional wrestler to protect his daughter from vampires intent on kidnaping her and marrying her to the devil.

Director: Alfonso Corona Blake
Stars: Santo, Lorena Velázquez, María Duval
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Alfredo B. Crevenna
Stars: Santo, Grace Renat, César Sobrevals
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Famed wrestler/secret agent El Santo must venture deep into the Amazon jungle to rescue a girl who is set to be sacrificed under the full moon by the Jibaro indians.

Director: René Cardona
Stars: Santo, Nadia Milton, Freddy Fernández
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A mad female scientist needs Santo's blood for a youth serum; and she has Frankenstein's reliable old monster to help her get it.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: Santo, Gina Romand, Anel
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Alfredo B. Crevenna
Stars: Santo, Wolf Ruvinskis, Silvia Fournier
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Santo (as Santo El Enmascarado de Plata)
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Lina
Ángel Menéndez ...
Doctor Igor
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Alicia
César del Campo ...
Lt. Victor Valle
Celia Roldán ...
Mario's girlfriend
Fernando Osés ...
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Johana Aloha ...
Agent X-25
Frank Braña ...
Mario
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Igor's henchman
Ramiro Corso
Jimeno González
Luciano Merchan
Nelson Cuéllar
Francisco Tejada
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Santo, Santo, Santo...

In 'Santo Frente a la Muerte'(1969, a Spanish/Mexican/Colombian co-production), a group of international criminals steal a large emerald from a heavily guarded Colombian mine and they plan to sell it on the black market. Unfortunately, the evil Dr. Igor is also manipulating other criminals, as well as the ones who stole the emerald, for his own benefit. Santo, a Mexican wrestler/Interpol agent(a cinematic one, anyway) works with the Colombian authorities in an attempt to recover the emerald and to stop Dr. Igor and his subordinates, as well.

I've only seen a few Santo movies and, frankly, I can't call myself an authority on the genre. I can see why these films are critically-reviled, but they do manage to deliver some cheap thrills. This film is so bad...it's good. Santo is worthy of being a cinematic Mexican superhero and his grace as a wrestler was admirable. Mara Cruz, Elsa Cardenas, Celia Roldan. etc. provide some eye-candy and they each do good acting jobs, as well. These wrestler films do have a share of "innocent eroticism". There's also plenty of wrestling scenes for the fans. 'Santo Frente a la Muerte' has the energy of a poor man's 007 flick(there's a neat faux-John Barry "music score" by Daniel White)and it's a good time at a bad, schlocky movie. Watch out for them plot holes!


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