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Rafael Portillo (I) (1916–1995)

Rafael Portillo was born on November 11, 1916 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico. He was a director and editor, known for Emilio Varela vs Camelia la Texana (1980), Cautivo del mas allá (1968) and Mariachi - Fiesta de sangre (1977). He died on November 30, 1995 in Mexico. See full bio »

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Rafael Portillo Gomez | Rafael López Portillo | Ralph Portillo

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He was a prolific Mexican director who helmed about 40 films in an almost 45-year directing career. He is best remembered internationally for a trio of horror films made early in his career and are referred today as the "Aztec Mummy" trilogy. The three films were shot back to back and released in the 1957-1958 period.

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