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Santo y la Tigresa en el Aguila Real

The Royal Eagle
Santo y el Aguila Real / Santo and the Royal Eagle / El Santo y la Tigresa

Mexico 1971
produced by
Raúl Portillo, Luis Quintanilla Rico for Producciones Luis Enrique
directed by Alfredo B.Crevenna
starring Santo, Irma Serrano (La Tigresa), Jorge Lavat, Carlos Suárez, Dacia González, Juan Gallardo, Soledad Acosta, Jorge Patino, Domingo Bazán, Fernando Osés, Inés Murillo, Mario García Harapos, Carlos León, Guillermo Gálvez
written by Raúl Portillo, Luis Quintanilla Rico, music by Gustavo César Carrión

El Santo

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Championship wrestler Santo and his sidekick Carlitos (Carlos Suárez) are called to the aid of their friend Irma (Irma Serrano aka La Tigresa), a rich farmowner whose father has just died under mysterious circumstances, and who now fears to share his fate. While investigating, Santo falls in love with Irma, a woman handy with a whip and a shotgun who's more than capable to take care of her own, and additionally to that, she owns a trained eagle who saves as her lifeguard (and saves her life more than once). Several attempts are made on Irma's and also on Santo's life, and it doesn't take Santo long to find an obvious suspect, either, Manuel Villafuerte (Jorge Lavat), Irma's neighbour who not only wants her land, but also wants to beat her in whatever there is, be it cockfighting, singing (?) or horseriding - normally without the least bit of success.

But Santo isn't easily deceived, especially when he suddenly finds himself face to face with a distorted giant (Domingo Bazán), who almost beats him to death. Santo soon sets his eyes on the hunchback (Jorge Patino) who lives on Irma's premises, finds evidence against him and tries make him confess. the hunchback does confess, too, but then the giant, who's in league with him, kills Santo (Santo soon gets better though). Then hunchback and son go after Irma, whom they want to kill, but not without giving her the whole story: The hunchback is actually Irma's uncle who always hated her father, and the giant is Irma's half-brother her father always denied, and now he wants his revenge ... and his brother's farm and fortune, too. However, Irma appeals to the conscience of her half-brother, and he kills the hunchback instead of her, saving her this way. When Santo arrives on the scene, everything is already over.

 

A murder mystery of the old dark house variety - complete with secret passageways and the like - this is one of those films where masked wrestler Santo feels oddly out of place - but his being there anyhow makes the film all the funnier. As far as old dark house movies go, the film hardly misses a cliché, down to the evil hunchback, so much so that it seems to have come out of a construction kit. This is all layered over by a few dozen showcases for Irma Serrano, who is shown as the woman who can do anything a few times too often, and who oddly enough doesn't come across as likeable as she should.

Her story is an interesting one at least, she had come to notoriety as the mistress of Mexican president Díaz Ordaz. However, this notoriety led to many a film role and a singing career - and to the nickname la Tigresa, apparently. Interestingly, much later in life she was elected Senator for her home state of Chiapas ...

In all, definitely not a great film, possibly not even one of Santo's better ones - but fun to watch. Animal lovers beware though, scenes of a cockfight, a horse falling down a cliff, and Santo deliberately poisoning a kitten (!) are not to everyone's taste (and shouldn't be).

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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