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Marta (1971)

A wealthy landowner haunted by the spectre of his dead mother has a fling with a beautiful fugitive who bears a striking resemblance to his missing wife, who may have been murdered.

Director:

José Antonio Nieves Conde (as Jose Antonio Nieves Conde)

Writers:

Ricardo López Aranda (screenplay), Juan José Alonso Millán (screenplay) (as Juan Jose Alonso Millan) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Marisa Mell ... Marta / Pilar
Stephen Boyd ... Don Miguel
Jesús Puente ... Don Carlos (as Jesus Puente)
Nélida Quiroga Nélida Quiroga ... Dona Clara (as Nelida Quiroga)
George Rigaud ... Arturo
Isa Miranda ... Elena
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Luis
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A wealthy landowner haunted by the spectre of his dead mother has a fling with a beautiful fugitive who bears a striking resemblance to his missing wife, who may have been murdered.

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Look at her and want to love her... Love her and want to kill her! See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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One of 13 titles included in Avco Embassy's Nightmare Theater package syndicated for television in 1975. See more »

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Seen on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1977
16 December 2010 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

1971's "Marta" was among the Avco Embassy brand of foreign horror titles available for television in the late 70s, but little seen since. Stephen Boyd, who died six years after completing this film (age 49), stars as wealthy landowner Miguel, first seen murdering his mother when she walks in on his love making. Marisa Mell, who also died young (in 1992, age 53), plays a beautiful fugitive who has apparently killed a man and finds a place to stay at Miguel's sprawling estate. It doesn't take long for the two to fall into bed together, although Miguel remains haunted by the disappearance of his wife Pilar, whose portrait bears a striking resemblance to his current paramour. The usual police investigation does not intrude much, and the film holds up rather well, despite a somewhat predictable climax. The two leads carry the film, and Marisa Mell does not disappoint with a fair amount of topless nudity. Only recently emerging from its undeserved obscurity, "Marta" aired three times on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater, paired with second feature "Son of Frankenstein" on May 14 1977, solo appearances on Mar 22 1980 and Aug 1 1981.


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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

January 1974 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

El Paular, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Atlántida Films, Cinemar See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)| Color (Technicolor) (French-dubbed version)

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2.35 : 1
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