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The Curse of the Aztec Mummy (1957)

La maldición de la momia azteca (original title)
TV-14 | | Horror | 1957 (USA)
The evil Dr. Krupp, once again trying to get possession of the Aztec princess Xochitl's jewels, hypnotizes her current reincarnation, Flor, to get her to reveal the jewels' location - ... See full summary »

Director:

Rafael Portillo

Writers:

Guillermo Calderón (as Guillermo Calderón S.), Alfredo Salazar
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramón Gay ... Dr. Eduardo Almada
Rosita Arenas ... Flor / Xochitl
Crox Alvarado ... Pinacate / El Ángel
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... Dr. Krupp
Jorge Mondragón Jorge Mondragón ... Dr. Sepúlveda
Arturo Martínez Arturo Martínez ... Tierno
Emma Roldán ... María, the housekeeper
Julián de Meriche Julián de Meriche ... Comandante de Policía (as Julien de Meriche)
Salvador Lozano Salvador Lozano
Jaime González Quiñones Jaime González Quiñones ... Pepe Almada (as Jaime Quiñones)
Ángel Di Stefani Ángel Di Stefani ... Popoca, the mummy (as Angelo De Steffani)
Jesús Murcielago Velázquez Jesús Murcielago Velázquez ... El Murciélago (as Murcielago Velázquez)
Enrique Yáñez Enrique Yáñez ... Esbirro del Murciélago
Guillermo Hernández Guillermo Hernández ... Esbirro del Murciélago (as Lobo Negro)
Alberto Yáñez Alberto Yáñez ... Esbirro del Murciélago
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The evil Dr. Krupp, once again trying to get possession of the Aztec princess Xochitl's jewels, hypnotizes her current reincarnation, Flor, to get her to reveal the jewels' location - Xochitl's tomb. Confusion reigns as Krupp and his thugs are opposed by Flor's lover, Dr. Almada, his assistant, and wrestling superhero, El Angel. Krupp finally meets his match, however, when he comes up against Popoca, the warrior mummy who guards Xochitl's tomb. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Horror

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

This second entry in the series features a superhero dressed like a masked professional wrestler. This predates the superhero/professional wrestler sub-genre that would become popular in Mexico during the 1960s. The el Angel of this film seems like a direct model for the el Santo films, complete with his nifty little white sports car. See more »

Goofs

During the ambush, it is obvious that the actors using the machine gun are just shaking the weapon while a poor sound effect of a machine gun is dubbed in. There is no muzzle flash or smoke coming from the weapon. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released intact in an English dubbed version as "The Curse of the Aztec Mummy." See more »

Connections

Followed by Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964) See more »

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"The Curse of the Aztec Mummy"
12 May 2014 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This movie picks up where the previous film "The Aztec Mummy" left off with "Dr. Krupp" (Luis Aceves Castaneda) being interrogated by the police for his role as the criminal mastermind known as "The Bat". His latest caper was attempting to steal an Aztec breastplate and bracelet in order to locate an ancient Aztec treasure. To do this he needed the services of "Dr. Almada" (Ramon Gay) and his pretty fiancé "Flor Sepulveda" (Rosa Arenas) and he had no concern about kidnapping or murdering them if that becomes necessary. Now, although he was arrested he still desperately wants this treasure and this movie essentially begins with him getting another chance when his men rescue him during a bloody shootout on the way to prison. Attempting to help the police is a masked man known as "The Angel" whose identity is best left secret so as not to spoil the film for those who haven't seen it. Be that as it may, for a sequel to a rather average movie this film wasn't too bad all things considered. While it features the same cast and manages to keep things rolling along one specific complaint I had was that it didn't show as much of the Aztec mummy as I would have liked. Additionally, while it isn't necessary to see the first movie it certainly wouldn't hurt--if for no other reason than to have a bit more insight into what is going on. In any case, it wasn't quite as good as "The Aztec Mummy" and for that reason I have rated it one notch below it. Slightly below average.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mexico

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1.37 : 1
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