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Status: Released

Runtime: 75

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Language: en

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5.8/10 (2 votes)


This 1959 film noir take on "Othello," filmed in Puerto Rico, stars Mari Blanchard as flirtatious Jean, who marries an older man, plantation owner Don Luis (Albert Dekker), for financial security and finds herself falling for his virile foster son, Carlos (Carlos Rivas). Fearing that Jean will inherit Luis's money, his greedy cousin, Miguel (Lee Van Cleef), poisons the bridegroom against his new wife, informing him about her passion for another.


Murder and Manhunt in the Caribbean Jungle Lands!


Director: Kurt Neumann

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Mari Blanchard

Mari Blanchard
as Jean Montoya

Ruth Cains

Ruth Cains
as Rita

Albert Dekker

Albert Dekker
as Don Luis Montoya

Juano Hernandez

Juano Hernandez
as Bernardo

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A review by John Chard

The Plantation of Passions, Pilfering and Poison.

Machete is directed by Kurt Neumann and Neumann co-wrote the screenplay with Carroll Young. It stars Mari Blanchard, Albert Dekker, Carlos Rivas, Lee Van Cleef, Ruth Cains and Juano Hernandez. Music is by Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter and cinematography is by Karl Struss.

Set at and filmed in Aguirre, Puerto Rico, Machete is a sort of jungle noir mixed with melodramatic oddities. Plot essentially has Blanchard sticking her chest out and marrying Dekker's plantation owner purely for financial security. Upon arriving at said plantation, sh... read the rest.


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