an ugly, meanspirited crime-noir film, jointly-produced in Argentina and
Mexico by director Jose Diaz Morales. It's an early movie from popular
sex queen Libertad Leblanc, one of the first to feature a nude scene from
the actress. The gritty story deals with a prostitute (Leblanc) who gets
involved in a ruthless gang of thugs controlled by a dwarf Mafia boss
(Santanon). Although the film does show various caper heists [mostly involved
with the midget concealing himself inside a suitcase], the emphasis is
on his lust for Leblanc and her repulsion at his obsession.
Actress Libertad Leblanc
was born Libertad María de los Ángeles Vichich Blanco in
Argentina. She became "La actriz más famosa de Sudamérica"
[the most famous actress in South America], making movies with directors
in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina. Miss Leblanc became known
for her platinum blond hair, alabaster-white skin and her perchance for
playing good bad women with an active libido. She retired in 1978 after
20 years in the movie spotlight. Her best known films are CAPTIVE
OF THE JUNGLE and her last, FURY
ON THE ISLAND. Ms Leblanc died from the Covid Virus in April 2021.
Director Morales originally
migrated to Mexico from Spain in the early '40s. Most of his films were
Mexican productions although some were produced by Argentinean companies.
Many were shot at his own studio in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Genre fans
probably best know him from various Santo projects including
ATTACK OF THE WITCHES, BARON
BRAKOLA and DIABOLICAL
AX. After 100+ movies, Mr Morales died in 1976 from natural causes.
Argentinean/Mexican film in Spanish with optional English subtitles; fullscreen
black and white; uncut 91 minutes, DVD Package encoded for ALL REGION
selected Libertad Leblanc clips and trailers.
Recommended for Mature Audiences