La voluntad del muerto (1930)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Enrique Tovar Ávalos and George Melford. It is the Spanish language version of The Cat Creeps (1930) and is believed to be a lost film.

Plot Summary

Relatives gather at a creepy old house for the reading of a will and Annabel West stands to inherit a fortune unless she goes insane. As the night wears on, someone it seems is trying to make that happen…


Directed by: Enrique Tovar Ávalos, George Melford
Carl Laemmle presents. Universal Pictures
Produced by: Paul Kohner
Adaptation and Scenario: Gladys Lehman, William Hurlbut
Script Adaptation: Baltasar Fernández Cué
Based on the Play The Cat and the Canary by: John Willard
Director of Photography: George Robinson
Editor: Arturo Tavares [real name: Arthur Tavares]

Antonio Moreno (Pablo)
Lupita Tovar (Anita)
Andrés de Segurola (Crosby)
Roberto E. Guzmán (Enrique)
Manuel Granado [real name: Paul Ellis] (Carlos)
Lucio Villegas (doctor)
Agostino Borgato (Hendricks)
Conchita Ballesteros (Cecilia)
María Calvo (Susana)
Soledad Jiménez (Mammy)
Nicolás Ruiz
Manuel Ballesteros
Pablo Álvarez Rubio

Alternative Titles

Desire of Death – Mexican title
The Cat and the Canary – US title
A Vontade do Morto – Brazilian title
The Will of the Dead Man – English language title

See also
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
The Cat and the Canary (1939)
The Cat and the Canary (1978)
The Cat Creeps (1930)
Katten och kanariefågeln (1961)