El signo de la muerte (1939)

Mexico, 1939
90m
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, Spanish

A Mexican horror film directed by Chano Urueta.

Plot Summary

A murder is committed in an ancient Aztec ritual in the name of the winged god Quetzalcoatl.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Chano Urueta
Cinematografica Internacional S.A. presents
Producer: Felipe Mier
Associate Producer and Artistic Director: Salvador Novo
Screenplay and Dialogue by: Salvador Novo
Adaptation by: Francisco Elías, J. Martínez de la Vega [real name: José Martínez de la Vega], J. Benavides Jr [real name: José Benavides hijo]
Screen Story by: Chano Urueta
Director of Photography: Víctor Herrera
Editor: J.M. Noriega [real name: Joseph Noriega]
Music by: Silvestre Revueltas
Sound: Ing. J.B. Carles [real name: José B. Carles]
Production Designer: José Rodríguez G. [real name: José Rodríguez Granada]
Studios and Laboratories: Mexico Films

Cast
Cantinflas (Cantinflas)
Medel [real name: Manuel Medel] (Medel)
Elena D’Orgaz (Lola Ponce)
Carlos Orellana (Dr Gallardo)
Tomás G. Perrín Jr (Carlos Manzano)
Matilde Corell (Tia Mati)
Max Langler (Matlatzín)
Elia D’Erzell (Alicia)

Alternative Titles

Cantinflas, Cicerone – Spain
The Sign of Death
O signo da morte – Mexico
El Signo de la Muerte – Brazil, Portugal

Extracts included in
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021)