Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in 1958 and released by United Artists in 1959, Machete is set on vast Puerto Rican plantation. Juano Hernandez plays a modern-day Iago who plants seeds of jealousy in the mind of plantation owner Albert Dekker. Hernandez insists that Dekker's curvaceous new wife is making time with foreman Carlos Rivas. Unlike Iago, however, Hernandez is telling the truth. Even though Blanchard knows that Dekker regards Rivas as the son he never had, she's more than willing to betray her husband. The plot is resolved by a last-reel fire.
death, extramarital-affair, fire, foreman, love, love-triangle, owner, plantation, romance