Young Juan Diaz gives cemetery caretaker Alejandro 40 pesos to rent a burial plot. He soon falls fatally ill, and warns his wife, Maria, to not let Alejandro cheat her out of the two-year lease for which he paid. One year later, Alejandro asks Maria for more money, or he will disinter Juan's mummy and place it in the catacomb. Maria and her son Jorge sneak into the catacomb, and frighten Alejandro as they walk Juan's mummy out of the cemetery. Alejandro asks Ricardo, the Chief of Police and Maria's brother-in-law, to confiscate Juan's mummy from the Diaz home, but Ricardo refuses. Maria puts Juan's mummy on display as a tourist attraction. Written by
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It would appear that as in mummy themed movies from Universal, the curse on the archaeologists, then was applied to the four principal actors of this unique episode released the 26th of October, 1964. On the 4th of December, 1964. Pina Pellicer of Mexico committed suicide at the age of 30. On the 11th of June 1970, Frank Silvero of Jamaica, died electrocuted at the age of 55 while trying to repair his garbage disposal as if a result of some sort of voodoo. Three months later of the 25th of September, 1970 Alex Montoya died of heart failure at the age of 62. Finally on the 21st of May, 1987 at the ripe old age of 57 Alejandro Rey died of lung cancer. See more