The Lash of the Penitentes

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Lash of the Penitentes (1936, USA) is an Exploitation film directed by Roland Price and Harry Revier.

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Main Details

  • Released in April 1936
  • Running times: 35 Minutes (The shortest edit, available on VHS)/42 Minutes (Premiere Edition)/65 Minutes (Full Version, known to be "Lost")
  • B & W
  • Production Companies: Harry Revier Productions and The Stuart Productions
  • Distributed By: States Rights, Telepictures, and Michael J. Levinson
  • Directed by: Roland Price and Harry Revier.
  • Produced By Harry Revier
  • Written by Roland Price and Zelma Carroll
  • Music by Lee Zahler
  • Starring: Marie DeForest, William Marcos, Victor Justi, Jose Rubio, William Bletcher

Plot Summary

  • Actual footage of Penitentes - a sect of Catholic religious fanatics who engage in self-flagellation - is combined with new footage about a murder.

Taglines

  • AMAZING! SENSATIONAL! UNBELIEVABLE! (original poster-all caps)
  • THIS PICTURE WILL BE OF INTEREST TO ADULTS ONLY! (original poster-all caps)
  • Strange Love, Hate, Passion, Intrigue! (original poster)
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