Friday, May 29, 2015

Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966)

aka Red Zone Cuba

How bad is it? It's not the worst Coleman Francis movie, but it's bad.
Should you see it? Sure.

John Carradine sings the title song (in a rather good baritone; certainly better than Chaney's "Spider Baby") and plays a train engineer who tells his story to a reporter. Convicts join mercenaries to invade Cuba, but things go awry. Then, back in the U.S., they throw a guy down a well, then take his car, then a train, then buy another car with a stolen ring, then they go after money in a mine and then they get stopped by the police. It's not as involving or as straightforward as that sounds. There's a couple of decent performances, but the script and filming are bottom of the barrel. Still, it's miles ahead of Francis' "Beast of Yucca Flats." There's a MST3K version, but I haven't seen it.

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