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THE GERMAN ROBLES PAGE

 

 

Born in Gijon, Spain in 1929, German Robles made the transatlantic journey to Mexico with his mother when he was seventeen. In 1952 he appeared in his first theatrical play, EL MARTIR DEL CALVARIO, and five years later he starred in his first film, the important EL VAMPIRO/THE VAMPIRE, under the direction of Fernando Mendez. Playing the part of the vampire, Count Karol de Lavud, Robles handled his role with sophistication and grace.  EL VAMPIRO/THE VAMPIRE was shown in many countries, and is rumored to have influenced Christopher Lee's portrayal as a suave Count Dracula in Hammer's HORROR OF DRACULA. Robles followed this film with a sequel, EL AUTUAD DE VAMPIRO, and other horror genre roles in such films as THE LIVING HEAD and THE BRAINIAC. He also played a vampire count in a series of four serial-like NOSTRADAMUS films, which are unheralded and impressive contributions in the fantastic genre. Through the years he has continued acting in the horror and fantastique genres, as well as in dramas, both in film and on television, particularly lately in telenovelas. German Robles has also appeared in theatre (mostly recently in the long-running LA DAMA DE NEGRO/THE WOMAN IN BLACK) and his voice graces a Spanish reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.

 

German Robles recently celebrated a 50 year acting and directing career in Mexico with an homage in EL INSTITUTO MICHOACANO DE CULTURA. Robles debuted on February 1, 1952  in the Michoacano's Teatro Ocampo.

 

German Robles on DVD

       

THE VAMPIRE/EL VAMPIRO - new from Mondo Macabro
THE VAMPIRE'S COFFIN/EL ATAUD DEL VAMPIRO - Beverly Wilshire

Read a review of the new THE VAMPIRE DVD on the Monsters at Play site


4 Photos in
German Robles Photo Gallery

Mexican Horror/Fantasy Forum at
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The Filmography

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1957

El Vampiro / The Vampire
* Read a Review of this Film Here (in Spanish) *
El Ataud del Vampiro / The Vampire's Coffin
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El Castillo de los Monstruos / The Castle of the Monsters
* Read a Review of this Film Here (in Spanish)

1958

La Vida de Augustin Lara / The Life of Augustin Lara
Viva la soldadera!
Pueblo en Armas

1959

La Sombra en defensa de la juventud / The Shadow in Defense of a Youth
El testamento del vampiro
La Maldición de Nostradamus / The Curse of Nostradamus
Nostradamus, el genio de las tinieblas / Nostradamus, The Genie of Darkness
La Sangre de Nostradamus / The Blood of Nostradamus
Nostradamus y el Destructor de monstruos / The Monster Demolisher

1960

El Otro / The Other One (TV; also director)
Donde estas, Corazon?

1961


La Cabeza viviente / The Living Head
La furia del ring (Lucha Libre)
El Barón del terror / The Brainiac
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1962


Los Bravos de California / The Brave Ones of California
En la vieja California / In Old California

1963

Dos caballeros de espada / The Two Gentlemen of the Sword
Herencia Maldita
Semaforo en rojo
El rio de las animas
Frente al destino (Cuarto muertes a plazo fijo)
Division narcoticos
El Espadachín / The Sword
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1964

Los Murcielagos
El hombre Propone...
El Zurdo
Rapina
Neutron contra los asesinos del karate

1965

Cuernavaca en primavera (Tres comedias de amor) / Cuernavaca in Spring
Rocambole contra la secta del Escorpion
El proceso de Cristo
Morelos, siervo de la nacion

1966

El cuarto chino / The Chinese Room
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1967

El pistolero fantasma / The Phantom Gunslinger
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1968

Un Toro me llama
Trampa para un cadaver

1969

Almohada para tres

1970

El arte de Enganar

1971

El Jardin de tia Isabel

1972

Hernan Cortes

1973

El tigre de Santa Julia
Los Vampiros de Coyoacán / The Vampires of Coyoacan

1975


Tiempo y destiempo

1981

Recuerdo de Xochimilco (Film Short)

1982

Adante Spianato (Film Short)

1988

El jinete de la divina providencia

1990

Secta Satanica / The Satanic Sect
Sor Batalla
Amor de Nadie / Love of Nadie (TV series)
El Ninja Mexicano / The Mexican Ninja
 
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1992

Fray Bartolomé de las Casas / Bartolome of the Houses

1993

Clarisa TV series

1995

Reclusorio 1 (Crimen y Castigo 1)

1996

Los Hijos de Nadie / The Children of Nadie (TV series)
Marisol (TV series)
La Paloma de Marsella / The Paloma from Marseilles
* Read About This Film Here *

2000

Amigos X siempre / Friends for Ever (TV series)
Serafin (TV series)
* Summary Page from the Univision Channel *

 

 


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