Monday, June 23, 2014

MISION SUICIDA / Puerto México Films - 1973

It's Suicidal Mission Monday wif' Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots our hero, Santo, in a flick from about half the way through his 21 year movie career. Get this, Santo officially retired from wrestling/acting at the age of 65!! After nearly 50 years years without ever being seen without his trademark mask, he appeared on the Mexican TV talk show "Contrapunto" on January 26th, 1984, where he unmasked for the first time to reveal his face! Then, sadly, Santo passed away from a heart attack less than two weeks later at the age of 66. His funeral was attended by tens of thousands of fans and many wrestling identities and was laid to rest at a mausoleum in Mexico City, wearing his silver mask!

Eegah!! sent over a little soundclip of the theme, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the suicide note, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... MISION SUICIDA!

The crooks use a simple mirror to communicate with the boat of illegal goods ready to unload!

Great shot of our hero relaxing after flying in for more scheduled wrestling matches.

In the late sixties, Eegah!! had a gray '56 Chevy with a phone in it!

Santo and his gal pal make a hasty getaway in their vintage white Corvette!

As a bonus, direct from the night club, here's this cute girlie singing... A COOL LIL' POP TUNE!

Here's a good look at actor/writer, Fernando Osés, in yet another role as a killer henchman!

This looks pretty serious!

I really love this shot with the blue desk top and all.

Here are our two good girls, Lorena (SANTO vs THE VAMPIRE WOMEN) Velázquez and Elsa (THE CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE) Cárdenas in an interesting shower scene, and, both of the lovely gals are still working today!!

Another weird shot to just stop and stare at!

What a way to go!!!..

Another cool shot showing Santo and his girls sharing a ride in this seventies gold Corvette!

In a subplot, this guy gets an unwelcomed backwards nazi tatoo on his forhead and is thusly incriminated in the crimes!

A souvenir for his special gal pal... Tune in Wednesday for more Eegah!! insanity!


Grant said...

Even though I usually don't go for those "neo-Nazi" spy stories, I can't help liking this one. That's partly because it's also one of those "evil female army" spy stories, and I usually have a fondness for those.

Eegah!! said...

The still of Santo tuning the TV is awesome! I'm not sure what's better, that phone or that shirt!

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