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El enmascarado de plata (1954)

This cult-classic was Director Rene Cardona's attempt to capitalize on the popularity of professional wrestling and on of its biggest stars of the 1950's, known as "El Santo". However it is... See full summary »


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Víctor Junco ... Alfredo
Crox Alvarado ... Julio
Luis Aldás ... Kroger
Aurora Segura Aurora Segura ... Elena
René Cardona Jr. René Cardona Jr. ... Pecas
El Médico Asesino El Médico Asesino ... El Enmascarado de Plata
Carlos Múzquiz Carlos Múzquiz ... Risueño
Enrique Llanes Enrique Llanes ... Mesero
Jack O'Brien Jack O'Brien ... Jack
Guillermo Hernández Guillermo Hernández ... Lobo (as Lobo Negro)
Sergio Llanes Sergio Llanes ... Villano
José Pulido José Pulido ... Villano
Mario Llanes Mario Llanes ... Villano
Elena Julián Elena Julián ... Mireya
Julio Ahuet Julio Ahuet ... Villano


This cult-classic was Director Rene Cardona's attempt to capitalize on the popularity of professional wrestling and on of its biggest stars of the 1950's, known as "El Santo". However it is not about wrestling. It chronicles the adventures of a crime-fighting duo known as El Enmascadero de la Plata,,( The Silver Mask), and his adolescent sidekick Pecas (Freckles), as they take on a murderous Mad Doctor and an evil gang-leader called El Lobo,(The Wolf). It also features some low-budget but creative, sci-fi type of special effects and was written by the creator of the El Santo comic book series.

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14 April 1954 (Mexico) See more »

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The Silver Masked Man See more »

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Filmex See more »
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1.37 : 1
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The Santo film that never quite happened
7 June 2000 | by kikaidarSee all my reviews

A historical perspective.

This fairly obscure Mexican feature enjoys a rare distinction, in that it was initially offered as a starring vehicle for El Santo, the Man In The Silver Mask. Given the tile, he was a natural for the role.

Santo had been wrestling in Mexico for years under names like The Bat II, Rudy Guzman and Red Man. Cast in the image of a fair-minded champion of the masses (a gimmick concocted by a savvy promoter), the wrestler finally found his niche when he adopted a pure silver mask.

In the early 1950s, enterprising producers were searching for some new gimmick to draw in jaded audiences to the theaters. As lucha libre ("free fighting") wrestling attracted a broad audience from across all social lines, with its lively, flashy style and sometimes wild morality plays, the idea of placing the popular wrestler in a feature film seemed like a good idea.

Santo, however, had his doubts, reportedly suspecting the film would fail. He turned down the role, and the first luchadore to appear in a luche title was Haracan Ramirez, who made his first feature appearance in 1952.

Not that Santo maintained his distance from film work. Beginning with two Cuban produced features made around 1958, he increasingly divided his time between ring work and movies -- making over 50 films before the lucha film boom died out in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

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