The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (film)

The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (Spanish:La Torre de los Siete Jorobados) is a 1944 Spanish mystery film directed by Edgar Neville.[1] It is based on a novel of the same title by Emilio Carrere.

The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks
Film poster
Directed byEdgar Neville
Produced byGermán López Prieto
España Films
Written byEmilio Carrere (novel)
StarringAntonio Casal
Isabel de Pomés
Music byJosé Ruiz de Azagra
CinematographyHenri Barreyre (as Enrique Barreyre)
Andrés Pérez Cubero
Edited bySara Ontañón
Distributed byEspaña Films
Release date
  • 23 November 1944 (1944-11-23)
Running time
85 minutes
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish

Plot

In 19th century Madrid a young man plays roulette. A mysterious character helps him by pointing with his walking stick to the next number where the ball is going to fall. The protagonist is the only one able to see him. The mysterious man turns out to be the ghost of an archaeologist and asks the young man to defend his daughter from a gang of hunchbacks.

Cast

  • Antonio Casal as Basilio Beltrán
  • Isabel de Pomés as Inés
  • Guillermo Marín as Doctor Sabatino
  • Félix de Pomés as Don Robinson de Mantua
  • Julia Lajos as Madre de la 'Bella Medusa'
  • Julia Pachelo as Braulia
  • Manolita Morán as La 'Bella Medusa'
  • Antonio Riquelme as Don Zacarías
  • José Franco as Espectro de Napoleón
  • Manuel Miranda
  • Emilio Barta
  • Antonio L. Estrada
  • Luis Ballester
  • Luis Latorre
  • Rosario Royo
  • Julián García
  • Francisco Zabala
  • Natalia Daina
  • Carmen García
  • José Arias
  • Antonio Zaballos

References

  1. Mira p.225

Bibliography

  • Mira, Alberto. The A to Z of Spanish Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.


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