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Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964)

Las luchadoras contra la momia (original title)
If you've ever longed for a movie about wrestling women who take on various monsters, this is it. There is Xochitl, a female mummy, and her lover Tezomoc who is also a mummy, and he can ... See full summary »

Director:

René Cardona

Writers:

Guillermo Calderón, Alfredo Salazar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorena Velázquez ... Loreta aka Gloria Venus
Armando Silvestre ... Armando Rios
Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbell ... Golden Rubí
María Eugenia San Martín María Eugenia San Martín ... Chela (as Ma. Eugenia Sn. Martin)
Chucho Salinas Chucho Salinas ... Chucho Gomez
Ramón Bugarini ... Prince Fujiyata
Víctor Velázquez Víctor Velázquez ... Dr. Luis Trelles
Tona La Tapatia Tona La Tapatia ... Self - Wrestler (as Toña 'La Tapatia')
Irma Gonzales Irma Gonzales ... Self - Wrestler
Chabela Romero Chabela Romero ... Self - Wrestler
Martha 'Güera' Solís Martha 'Güera' Solís ... Self - Wrestler (as Martha Solis)
Magdalina Caballero Magdalina Caballero ... Self - Wrestler (as Magdalena Caballero)
Jesús Murcielago Velázquez Jesús Murcielago Velázquez ... Mao (as Murcielago Velasquez)
Mishima Ota Mishima Ota ... Self - Wrestler
Uroki Sito Uroki Sito ... Self - Wrestler
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If you've ever longed for a movie about wrestling women who take on various monsters, this is it. There is Xochitl, a female mummy, and her lover Tezomoc who is also a mummy, and he can turn into a snake or a bat, which is difficult to get half-Nelsons on. Loreta and the Golden Ruby join forces to battle the evil Prince Fujiyata and his Oriental female Judo wrestlers. The mummy Tezomoc is male and on the good side of the struggle (at least he fights the bad guys). The lady wrestlers earlier appeared in "Doctor of Doom." Written by alfiehitchie

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In the English-dubbed version, some of the characters names were Americanized; for instance, Chucho Gomez is called Tommy, and Chela is called Charlotte. See more »

Quotes

Armando Rios: [in the locker room, talking to the women before their big match] No, I shouldn't have permitted you two to accept the challenge. You two aren't trained in Judo, and those girls were great champions in the Orient.
Chucho Gomez: How about that?
Loreta aka Gloria Venus: Their advantage is the Japanese method. But don't rule out the many tricks that we use, applying pressure holds. And we can punch them if they get too rough on us.
Armando Rios: Yes, but they're going to use every possible trick on you. They're gonna try to break your arms, or your legs...
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Edited from Doctor of Doom (1963) See more »

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Probably the best of Las Luchadoras
2 September 2019 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

1964's "The Wrestling Women vs the Aztec Mummy" was the second in a six film series featuring beautiful women wrestling in the ring like their male counterparts but without masks to hide their identity or their good looks. Lorena Velazquez and Elizabeth Russell return from "Doctor of Doom," and instead of a masked villain dubbed 'The Mad Doctor' we have an Oriental baddie ingeniously calling himself 'The Black Dragon,' his henchmen in search of several parts of a cut up map that will reveal the location of a hidden Aztec treasure. The big bout features Loreta Venus and the Golden Rubi against the Dragon's judo expert sisters (guess who wins?), and then at the 70 minute mark we finally get to the tomb where the valued treasure is guarded by the mummy Tezomoc (Gerardo Zepeda, who played Gomar in the previous entry), his origin resembling that of Boris Karloff in the 1932 original, here a sorcerer able to transform himself into other creatures, cursed to an eternal existence enslaved to the corpse of his virgin beloved wearing the bejeweled necklace. Once Tezomoc exits the tomb he makes quick work of the Dragon's feeble gang (the Dragon is never seen again) before turning into a bat and returning to his sarcophagus at sunrise like a vampire (he also becomes a tarantula in a later scene). For all his scary appearance he kills no one but the villain's henchmen, and earns another burial for his comeuppance, still an improvement over the one introduced in "The Aztec Mummy," "The Curse of the Aztec Mummy," and "The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy." Las Luchadoras will return in four more features by decade's end but only "Night of the Bloody Apes" would see wide distribution outside Mexico.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock 'N Roll Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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1.37 : 1
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