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Moro Witch Doctor (1964)

The murders of two American plantation owners leads an Interpol agent into a battle with Filipino drug smugglers and violent religious fanatics.

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Eddie Romero

Writer:

Eddie Romero
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jock Mahoney ... CIA Agent Jefferson Stark
Margia Dean ... Paula Cameron
Pancho Magalona Pancho Magalona ... Martin Gonzaga
Reed Hadley ... Robert Collins
Paraluman Paraluman ... Selisa Noble
Michael Parsons Michael Parsons ... Ackerman (as Mike Parsons)
Dale Ishimoto Dale Ishimoto ... Manuel Romblon
Vic Diaz ... Salek
Jay Ilagan Jay Ilagan ... Mahmud
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... Datu Sumlang
Nemia Velasco Nemia Velasco ... Mulan
Jerry Uslander Jerry Uslander ... Tom Cameron
Paul Edwards Jr. Paul Edwards Jr. ... Arthur Kruger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felisa Noble Felisa Noble ... Paraluman
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The murders of two American plantation owners leads an Interpol agent into a battle with Filipino drug smugglers and violent religious fanatics.

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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1964 (USA) See more »

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Metro Manila, Philippines See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of Margia Dean. See more »

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Phillippino exploiter is compromised entertainment.
1 October 2002 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Romero's other Philippino trash monster pictures are so lively and enjoyable that we can't help wonder what happened to this one. The (obviously second thought) framing story with Reed Hadley explaining the plot suggests Stateside interference.

There are still a few interesting scenes - notably the opening with the drugged up assassin advancing with machete, acting out the Amok ritual that is the subject of a Stephan Zweig story and the Gary Cooper movie REAL GLORY.

The body of the film, with American white shirt hero Mahoney sorting out the bad guys, is tedious and hard to follow though there are glimpses of something more substantial as when we cut from the Moslem village to the Catholic funeral passing in urban Manila.

The film does have curiosity value as an attempt to add a new frame of reference to the monster movie.


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