Alexandre Derevitsky was born on September 18, 1909 in
Naples, Campania, Italy. Using the alias Alessandro Derevitsky he was best
known for films such as Marcello Albani's “Il azar delle idee” (1940), Amleto
Palermi's comedy “San Giovanni decollato” (1940), Nicola Manzari's “Quarta
pagina” (1942), Aldo Fabrizi’s “Emigrantes” (1948) and Steno's “Totò nella
Derevitsky wrote film scores for 26 films but his only
Euro-western was “Deguello” in 1965.
Alexandre died in Rome on October 5, 1974.
Today we remember composer Alesxandre Derevitsky on what
would have been his 105th 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.