English title: Curse of the Oily Man
Directed by: P. Ramlee
Run time: 90 min
Country: Singapore / Malaysia
Language: Malay with English subtitles
A deformed hunchback gets a second chance in life, but this opportunity is abruptly taken away when he accidentally kills a man. He makes a deal with the devil that leads him to commit
more atrocities. A Malay supernatural icon based on real criminal cases, this cinematic iteration starring and created by P. Ramlee was released alongside Cathay-Keris’s own Orang Minyak (The Oily Man, 1958) and Serangan Orang Minyak (The Oily Man Strikes Again, 1958) in the same year. The spate of movies catapulted the folklore legend to the peak of its notoriety and screen fame
in 1950s and 1960s of Malaya.
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