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Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (1960)

El esqueleto de la señora Morales (original title)
| Comedy, Crime, Horror | 1960 (USA)
A taxidermist decides to murder his wife after having to put up with her after twenty years of hellish marriage.

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Luis Alcoriza (adaptation), Luis Alcoriza (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Arturo de Córdova ... Dr. Pablo Morales
Amparo Rivelles ... Gloria Morales
Elda Peralta Elda Peralta ... Señorita Castro
Guillermo Orea ... Profesor de Historia
Rosenda Monteros ... Meche, sirvienta
Luis Aragón Luis Aragón ... Elodio el cuñado
Mercedes Pascual Mercedes Pascual ... Lourditas Mendiolea
Antonio Bravo Antonio Bravo ... Padre Artemio Familiar
Angelines Fernández ... Clara, hermana de Gloria
Armando Arriola Armando Arriola ... Don Amado
Paz Villegas Paz Villegas ... La otra Sra. Mendiolea
Roberto Meyer Roberto Meyer ... Historiador
Pepita González Pepita González ... Amiga de Gloria, testiga contra Pablo
León Barroso León Barroso ... Dr. Quiñones
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Bizarre movie about a sexually repressed taxidermist who finds solace in his job while his frigid and deformed wife psychologically tortures him because of his devotion to stuffed animals. Written by Salvador Monroy Ordaz <comarqro@akbaal.image.net.mx>

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The film is an adaptation of the short story "The Islington Mystery" by Arthur Machen (1863-1947). Machen was in turn inspired by the 1910 murder of Cora Henrietta Turner. Turner was killed by her husband, the American homeopath Hawley Harvey Crippen (1862-1910). Crippen was nicknamed "Dr. Crippen" but was not a physician. See more »

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Remade as Siete mil días juntos (1994) See more »

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The director/writer had one brilliantly mad sense of humor.
2 November 2001 | by fred-robertsSee all my reviews

This film is charmingly macabre, about a taxidermist with a sincere love and lust for life, and his terrible antithesis of a wife. The performances are absolutely convincing, and the pompous catholic padre is unforgettable during the confession at the end, as is the lead character. The attention to detail makes it a pleasure to watch this film again and again.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skeleton of Mrs. Morales See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alfa Film S.A. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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