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Yambaó (1957)

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PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Country of Origin: Mexico
Year of Production: 1957
Running Times: 85m
Format: 35mm film
Colour Format: Eastmancolor
Sound: mono
Language: Spanish

INTRODUCTION

A Mexican fantasy film directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna.

PLOT SUMMARY

In 19th century Cuba, the owners of a sugar-cane plantation are targetted by Yambao, the grand-daughter of a sorceress killed 15 years before, who has returned with the spirit of her dead grandmother looking for revenge.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Cry of the Bewitched - US title
Yambao, fille de Satan - French title
Young and Evil

LINKS

EXTRACTS INCLUDED IN
Son of Svengoolie: Cry of the Bewitched (1979)

DIRECTION

Directed by: Alfredo B. Crevenna

CREW

PRODUCTION
Dominó Films presents
Produced by: Rubén A. Calderón
Associate Producer: Alberto López
Production Manager: Manuel de la Pedroza and Paul Castelain


SCRIPT
Story and Screenplay by: Julio Albo and Julio Alejandro


DIRECTION
Assistant Director: Mario Llorca
Script Clerk: Icaro Cisneros


PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographed in Eastman Color by: Raúl Martínez Solares
Camera Operators: Cirilo Rodriguez, Julio Chávez, Enrique Bravo Jr.
Still Photography by: Newton Estapé and Rafael Garcia


EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Film Editor: Gloria Schoemann
Processed at: Consolidated Film Industries, Inc., Hollywood, California, U.S.A.


MUSIC
Ritual Music by: Obdulio Morales
Musical Director: Lan Adomian
Music Recording: Galdino Samperio


SOUND
Sound Recording Supervisor: James L. Fields
Dialogue Recording: Rodolfo Solis and Manuel Solé
RCA Sound


COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costumes by: Pepito
Make-up by: Armando Meyer
Hairdresser: Maria de Jesús Lepe


TITLES AND OPTICALS
Titles Designed by: Nicolás Rueda Jr.


DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Director: Salvador Lozano


OTHER CREW
Technical Staff: "Nacional"
Choreography by: Rodney


LOCATIONS
Studios: Curubusco-Azteca, S.A.
Locations: Cuba

CAST

Starring
Ninón Sevilla as Yambaó
Ramón Gay [Raymond Guy on English language prints] as Jorge [George on English language prints]
Rosa Elena Durgel [Rosalind Dunhill on English language prints] as Béatriz [Beatrice on English language prints]


with
Ricardo Román
Luis López Puente
Fedora Capdevila
Celina Reynoso
Olga Guillot
Isolina Herrera

AVAILABILITY

France
Theatrical Distributors: Les Films du Verseau (1958)


USA
Theatrical Distributors: Futuramic Releasing
DVD Distributors: VCI Home Video (2007, 2008)

AWARDS

1958
Ariel Awards, Mexico
Silver Ariel: Mejor Fotografía (Raúl Martínez Solares) - winner
Silver Ariel: Mejor Regrabación (Galdino R. Samperio) - winner
Silver Ariel: Mejor Edición (Gloria Schoemann) - nominated

TIMELINE

1957
December
25: Mexico - theatrical release

PERIODICALS

Screem no.16 (2008) p.45 (USA)
review (by Mike Sullivan)

OTHER SOURCES

screen
credits