EL ASESINO ENMASCARADO / Producciones Sotomayor - 1962
Welp, time to head back to Mexico with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Our story is from the popular Mexican series, EL REY DE LA PISTOLA, where lawlessness rules in a forsaken part of the land, and, plagued by a mysterious Masked Assassin!
Eegah!! sent over a soundclip of the excellent theme from this flick for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the loaded atomic pistol, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's an earfull of... EL ASESINO ENMASCARADO!
A lot of the action takes place in the local cantina. The very talented Miguel Aceves Mejía plays Comisario Miguel, who's in charge of keeping peace and occasionally belting out a classic tune!
The stage coach drivers check out these scarecrow decoys when the Masked Assassin rides up and makes off with all the traveler's money and jewelry, plus the loot in the strongbox!
I like this still, the little cantina helper's always flirting with the lovely ladies!
This just wouldn't be a Mexican movie if there weren't a few featured songs...
You win some money playing poker at the cantina and get a knife in the back (with a note) on the way back to your place!
In a clever attempt to try and expose the Masked Assassin and his accomplices, the Comisario fakes his death and his friend takes over his position of authority.
Things start going afoul for the greedy gang, and, we finally get to see who the assassin is. The great Joaquín Cordero plays the scar faced Masked Assassin, Joaquín had 205 acting credits, he was DR. SATAN and starred in numerous other Mexican monster movies. He just recently died in Mexico at age 89.
At the end, Comisario Miguel shows up to battle the assassin in one last gunfight, and, is shot a number of times before...
Our little friend, tired of being abused by his evil boss, steers the stagecoach into him, spearing him right through his spine!