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The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959)

Misterios de ultratumba (original title)
Two doctors make a pact in which they swear that the first to die will return - if possible - to tell the other how to get a glimpse of the afterlife while still alive.

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Fernando Méndez

Writer:

Ramón Obón
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Credited cast:
Gastón Santos ... Dr. Eduardo Jiménez
Rafael Bertrand Rafael Bertrand ... Dr. Mazali
Mapita Cortés ... Patricia Aldama
Carlos Ancira Carlos Ancira ... Elmer, the orderly
Carolina Barret Carolina Barret ... La Gitana
Luis Aragón Luis Aragón ... Dr. González
Beatriz Aguirre ... Rosario
Antonio Raxel Antonio Raxel ... Dr. Jacinto Aldama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Portillo J. Portillo
Abel Salazar
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Two doctors make a pact in which they swear that the first to die will return - if possible - to tell the other how to get a glimpse of the afterlife while still alive.

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Plunges you into a new concept of terror ... and sudden shocks!! See more »


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mysteries from Beyond the Grave See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Alameda Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This NEEDS to be out on VHS soon, dang it
5 October 2001 | by occupant-1See all my reviews

Movies and TV from the Buffy show all the way back to 1960 have been ripping off the dig-myself-out-of-the-grave scene, evidently begun with this film (correct me if I'm wrong). The idea could be as old as Poe but it's this film which, in my history, succeeds with the definitive version. As mentioned earlier, two doctors in charge of an asylum agree to contact the one living, should the other die first. The theme played on the violin by Dr. M is recapitulated at different plot points in a way that earlier audiences would recall from opera.


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