ATTACK OF THE MAYAN MUMMY (1964 US) D/W/P: JERRY WARREN
First, see the review of ATTACK OF THE AZTEC MUMMY. This is that Mexican feature re-edited for American television (with an English dub) Jerry Warren-style. A lot of original footage was cut out, and a lot of very, very talky new footage was added (including one scene in a dance hall with jiving teens, for no apparent reason). A scientist (George Mitchell) tells the tale (which differs somewhat from the original story, but it's all arbitrary nonsense) to newspaper Editor Bruno VeSota (who tellingly chucks the story in the bin at the end). You may not be able to polish a turd, but Warren tried to make a career from re-framing them. I'm curious as to why they changed the mummy's time of origin from Aztec to Mayan? Warren may not have cared, but that's at least a 500 year difference, and a very different culture!

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