Legendary 'Day of the Dead' Fantasy
Mexican/Spanish Title: MACARIO: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
starring: Ignacio Lopez Tarso · Pina Pellicer · Enrique Lucero · Mario
A Rodríguez · Eduardo Fajardo
hungry peasant Macario craves just one good meal to celebrate the Day
of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three ghosts...
the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he
refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water
which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario's magic potion makes him
wealthy but draws the attention of the feared Inquisition.
on the story The Third Guest by B. Traven, author
of the legendary The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (and
numerous episodes of the Cheyenne television series),
this film won many International awards and was responsible for the
major influx of fantasy in Mexico's cinema of the '60s.