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The Aztec Mummy Against the Humanoid Robot (1958)

La momia azteca contra el robot humano (original title)
Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1959 (USA)
A mad doctor builds a robot in order to steal a valuable Aztec treasure from a tomb guarded by a centuries-old living mummy.

Director:

Rafael Portillo

Writers:

Guillermo Calderón (original story) (as Guillermo Calderón S.), Alfredo Salazar (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramón Gay ... Dr. Eduardo Almada
Rosita Arenas ... Flor Almada / Xochitl
Crox Alvarado ... Pinacate
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... Dr. Krupp
Jorge Mondragón Jorge Mondragón ... Dr. Sepúlveda (archive footage)
Arturo Martínez Arturo Martínez ... Tierno
Emma Roldán ... Maria, the housekeeper
Julián de Meriche Julián de Meriche ... Comandante (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)
Adolfo Rojas Adolfo Rojas ... The Human Robot
Jesús Murcielago Velázquez Jesús Murcielago Velázquez ... El Murciélago (as Murcielago Velazquez)
Enrique Yáñez Enrique Yáñez ... Esbirro del Murciélago
Guillermo Hernández Guillermo Hernández ... Esbirro del Murciélago (as Lobo Negro)
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A mad doctor builds a robot in order to steal a valuable Aztec treasure from a tomb guarded by a centuries-old living mummy.

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A monstrous nightmare - Terror turned loose in a fight to the Death! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

At one point a character causes the mummy to retreat by showing the mummy a cross. This suggests that a mummy which has been entombed for centuries knows the significance of a crucifix. See more »

Goofs

A gun is clearly discharged several times in the fight scene near the end, but it makes no sound. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two different US versions of this film: One is the American International Pictures print with the original atmospheric music score (complete with classical music pieces), and during the climactic fight between Popoca and the Human Robot, Popoca had a scary, menacing voice (ie. groaning and roaring). Another is the 1964 rerelease by Young Horror Club of America, with a completely redone (and loopy) music score, somewhat different title cards, and the voice of Popoca (in said climactic fight) was replaced with a faint high-pitched voice (which sounded more like he was yawning). This latter version was seen in the public domain. Both versions had the exact same dubbing done for US producer K. Gordon Murray by Manuel San Fernando (intended for AIP's version). See more »

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Cardboard box fights scaly pile of rags!
28 February 1999 | by MooCowMoSee all my reviews

Ya know, this should be one of those "so bad it's good" kind of moovies, but the awful truth is: the moovie is plain boring! It takes FOREVER to get through all the pointless exposition before you ever get to see the mummy or the robot - a lot of nonsense about the Bat (evil guy) & the Professor (the good guy). Face it: all we wanna see is the fight! Of course, when it finally does happen, it's one of the slowest & stupidest monster fights in moovie history, and almost makes the wait worth it, but not really. Rock & Roll Wrestling Women VS The Aztec Mummy is far moore fun! I give this moovie 1/2 a hoof out of 4 - rent it for a chuckle, but keep yer finger on the fast-forward button! :=8)


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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