This blog is dedicated to the preservation, investigation and all things related to European films and personnel involved with the Western genre. Tom B.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Remembering Guido Leoni
Director, screenwriter, Guido Leoni was born on October 25, 1920 in Verona, Italy. While still a law student Leoni took an interest in writing radio plays. This lead to his screenwriting career which began in 1949 with "Vogliamoci bene!" and in 1952 with"L’eroe sono io di" which results in his association with actor Renato Rascel [1912-1991] for which he would write a number of TV productions. Sometimes using the alias Robert Bradley, Guido begins his directing career in 1949 and among his 20+ film credits is a screen writing credit for one Euro-western "Zorro the Fox" (1968) starring George Ardisson and directed by Guido Zurli. Today we remember Guido Leoni on what would have been his 90th birthday.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.