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Santo frente a la muerte (1969)

A group of international criminals lead by Dr. Igor steal a large emerald from a Colombian mine and plan to sell it on the black market. Santo works with the Colombian authorities in an attempt to recover the emerald and to stop Dr. Igor.

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... Santo (as Santo El Enmascarado de Plata)
... Lina
Ángel Menéndez ... Doctor Igor
... Alicia
César del Campo ... Lt. Victor Valle
Celia Roldán ... Mario's girlfriend
Fernando Osés ... Assassin
Johana Aloha ... Agent X-25
... Mario
... Igor's henchman
Ramiro Corso
Jimeno González
Luciano Merchan
Nelson Cuéllar
Francisco Tejada
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A group of international criminals lead by Dr. Igor steal a large emerald from a Colombian mine and plan to sell it on the black market. Santo works with the Colombian authorities in an attempt to recover the emerald and to stop Dr. Igor.

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Santo, Santo, Santo...
17 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

In 'Santo Frente a la Muerte'(1969, a Spanish/Mexican/Colombian co-production), a group of international criminals steal a large emerald from a heavily guarded Colombian mine and they plan to sell it on the black market. Unfortunately, the evil Dr. Igor is also manipulating other criminals, as well as the ones who stole the emerald, for his own benefit. Santo, a Mexican wrestler/Interpol agent(a cinematic one, anyway) works with the Colombian authorities in an attempt to recover the emerald and to stop Dr. Igor and his subordinates, as well.

I've only seen a few Santo movies and, frankly, I can't call myself an authority on the genre. I can see why these films are critically-reviled, but they do manage to deliver some cheap thrills. This film is so bad...it's good. Santo is worthy of being a cinematic Mexican superhero and his grace as a wrestler was admirable. Mara Cruz, Elsa Cardenas, Celia Roldan. etc. provide some eye-candy and they each do good acting jobs, as well. These wrestler films do have a share of "innocent eroticism". There's also plenty of wrestling scenes for the fans. 'Santo Frente a la Muerte' has the energy of a poor man's 007 flick(there's a neat faux-John Barry "music score" by Daniel White)and it's a good time at a bad, schlocky movie. Watch out for them plot holes!


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