Friday, February 7, 2014

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!


Grant said...

I notice the name Anna Bertha Lopez in this film. Do you have any plans to do SHIP OF MINSTERS with her and Lorena Velasquez? It's a pretty wild one, not an all-out comedy but very tongue-in-cheek.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Actually Grant, we've done "Ship Of Monsters" twice already, an abbreviated version in 2007, and a full blown version in 2012! It's one of the best!

Grant said...

Thank you, I'll look for them (I'm afraid that was before my time with this site, especially the first one).

I of course meant Ana Lepe not Anna Lopez.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Sometimes the search button is a little finicky Grant, so here are the direct leads.

and just in case you need a copy, you can download a pretty good one from the Internet Archive! Thanx for your comments, all of the little Dungeoneers from back in 2007 have all grown up now and don't leave comments any more, so we're glad you're on board!

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