Directed by: Jesús Franco
Actors: Antonio Mayans, Lina Romay, Howard Vernon
Language: Spanish(English subtitles)
Also known as: Blood on My Shoes, Sangre en mis zapatos
Description: An obscure Franco, apparently loosely based on Edgar Wallace’s story ‘Sanders of the River.’, little-seen shoestring comedy/action/spy thriller. A quintessential cast, Vernon goes characteristically and gloriously over the top as the murdered – or is he? – missile inventor in full Mad Scientist key. Lina charms as a cabaret singer…or is she a spy? Or is she both? And Mayans is the most laid-back, unflappable tough guy you’ll ever see.
Music plays a prominent role, in different ways…beyond the typically-awesome minimal jazz soundtrack (credited to Pablo Villa…aka Daniel White, a regular Franco collaborator…though some sources credit the music here to Franco himself).