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Santo vs. the Diabolical Brain (1963)

Santo contra el cerebro diabólico (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 17 May 1963 (Mexico)
The legendary El Santo continues to fight against crime and evil.

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Federico Curiel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Casanova ... Fernando Lavalle
Ana Bertha Lepe ... Virginia
Roberto Ramírez Garza Roberto Ramírez Garza ... Conrado (as Beto 'el Boticario')
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... Refugio Canales
Celia Viveros Celia Viveros ... La Jarocha
José Chávez José Chávez ... Roque (as José Chávez Trowe)
Augusto Benedico ... Asistente del Santo
Carlos Rincón Gallardo Carlos Rincón Gallardo ... Herlindo, mesero
Víctor Velázquez Víctor Velázquez ... Señor Morales
Fernando Osés ... Asesino oriental;secuaz de Refugio
Enrique Couto Enrique Couto ... Jefe de policía
Magda Monzón Magda Monzón ... La pescuezona, fichera cabaret
Manuel Dondé ... Carlos
José Loza José Loza ... Adrián (as Jose Losa)
Emilio Garibay Emilio Garibay ... Renato
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The legendary El Santo continues to fight against crime and evil.

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Not Rated
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 May 1963 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Santo vs. the Diabolical Brain See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Azteca Films See more »
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Mono
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Fun but perplexing entry in the Santo mythos
28 August 2009 | by horrorhammerSee all my reviews

Santo contra el cerebro diabólico is actually one of the more exciting films among the earlier efforts in the series. Many of the Santo films from the early 60s are overly talky and, sometimes, have very little to do with El Santo at all, such as El Hotel del Muerte wherein the Man in the Silver Mask doesn't even show up until an hour into the picture! This one does not suffer from either of those problems too terribly and it is pretty suspenseful with loads of intrigue and great fight scenes. However, it ends up a totally different story than it starts out as. In the beginning our intrepid police detectives arrest a mysterious criminal who is never named and never speaks, but who is apparently a subordinate of a criminal mastermind they hope to catch. After that, Fernando discovers that Virginia (the Lois Lane of El Santo movies) has gone to an isolated village to do a story and disappeared. The detectives go after her and find a small community lorded over by a rich and evil man in a pretty typical Western genre plotting device. The first part is never mentioned again, and at no point is anyone resembling a "cerebro diabólico" (diabolical brain) ever seen. I have to assume that for one reason or another they abandoned the original story for what they ended up with, but the result is a pointless and confusing prologue and a title that doesn't make any sense at all. But in the end, who cares? It's El Santo, not a Merchant-Ivory production. Enjoy it for what it is!


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