Friday, September 6, 2013

VIAJE A LA LUNA - Brooks y Enríquez - 1958

It's another Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We have a great little bizarro Mexican musical comedy with a ton of stars that also appear in many of their horror movies. The title translates to "Trip to the Moon," but, in Mexico this would actually mean "Living on the Moon," which is Mexican slang for "Being a little crazy." In this movie, two entertainers are trying to hide from their public for a short time and end up staying at a madhouse hotel(?), where they are mistaken for being crazy! After encountering all the characters that are staying there, they decide to escape.

Eegah!! sent over a nice little musical soundclip for our enjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the Moon Missile, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's an earfull of... VIAJE A LA LUNA!

The beginning is very cool, showing this great fifties Mexican art as the narrator explains how the Moon is responsible for certain behavior in human beings...

In order to get away from their adoring fans, entertainers Arau (shown at top) and Corona have a bunch of masked men show up at the end of their performance so that they can make their escape, confusing the women.

Arau and Corona end up at supposedly a 'resort' hotel. It doesn't take long before things start getting a little weird!

Then, from their bedroom window, they watch a strange dance number by the beautiful Kitty de Hoyos, who also starred in LA LOBA and ADVENTURE AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.

Capulina and Viruta show up as firemen, just in time to douse everyone with water!

I remember seeing Chabelo on Mexican TV even in the nineties, with his crazy little voice.

Here's Kitty as a blonde with glasses, promoting her new book.

Then, as Cleopatra, Kitty does another dance number.

After Kitty and her people leave the stage, Arau and Corona do a comedy dance routine with the strange looking lady, Vitola!

And, Borolas, playing a detective, finds what he was looking for the whole time! This rare movie is available at Amazon.

1 comment:

Eegah!! said...


Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??