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El hombre y el monstruo (1959)

| Horror | 1959 (USA)
A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world. The catch: every time he plays he turns into a horrible monster.

Director:

Rafael Baledón

Writers:

Alfredo Salazar (adaptation), Raúl Zenteno (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Enrique Rambal ... Samuel Magno
Abel Salazar ... Ricardo Souto
Martha Roth ... Laura / Alejandra
Ofelia Guilmáin ... Cornelia
Ana Laura Baledon Ana Laura Baledon ... Girl killed by Samuel
José Chávez José Chávez ... Police officer
Maricarmen Vela Maricarmen Vela ... Blond Motorist (as Mari Carmen Vela)
Carlos Suárez Carlos Suárez
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Anita Blanch
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A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world. The catch: every time he plays he turns into a horrible monster. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Horror

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Get passed the strange makeup.. it's a great little horror film.
29 January 2007 | by rabbit541See all my reviews

El Hombre y el Monstruo, known to English audiences as The Man and the Monster is a great little horror flick. Raphael Baledon was responsible for a few great horror films during this period and this is one of them although the makeup used on the monster is often criticized because of a lack luster job they did on it. All I can say is, if you can get passed the corny mask it's a very well made horror movie. See the monster for what he is and get into the whole faustian story of the film. I think it's very well directed, edited and photographed. THe Man and the Monster is very brooding, serious and morbid and contains all the great elements that Mexi-horror had to offer at this period. Enrique Rambal is a joy and gives a fantastic performance as the isolated, desperate and jaded man willing to sell his soul to the devil for a shot at greatness. If you like classic horror then El Hombre y el Monstruo is a perfect film for one of those evenings when your in the mood for something different.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man and the Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Production Co:

Cinematográfica ABSA See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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