Thursday, June 29, 2017

Western Rouge

Western Rouge – French title

A 2007 French production [Radio radio, Diffusion, Cituzen Television (Toulouse)]
Director: Claude Le Du, Eric Cherriere
Photography: [color]
Running time: 52 minutes

Maurice Poli, Robert Woods, George Hilton, Gianni Garko, Mario Caino

A French documentary on the history of westerns made in Spain in the 1960s and 1970s.

Special Birthdays

Hans Mierendorff  (actor) would have been 135 today, he died in 1955.

Georg Marischka (director, screenwriter) would have been 95 today, he died in 1999.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Francisco Camoiras

Francisco Pérez Camoiras was born in Madrid, Spain on June 13, 1929. He made debut as an actor with the film “Raza”, in 1942 when he was only 13. He also worked in a 1947 musical as a clown with his brother, the late Quique Camoiras [1928-2012].

Among the plays in which he acted include “El caso de la mujer asesinadita” by the Miguel Mihura, “Los Caciques” by Carlos Arniches, “Los habitantes de la casa deshabitada” by
Enrique Jardiel Poncela, “El viaje infinito de Sancho Panza” The infinite journey of Sancho Paza” by Alfonso Sastre, “Los intereses creados” (1992) by Jacinto Benavente.

Known as Paco Camoiras to his fans and friends he also appeared in five Euro-westerns. 

CAMOIRAS, Francisco (aka Francisco Camoira, Paco Camoira, F. Camoiras, Frco. Camoiras, Paco Camoiras, Paquito Camoiras) (Francisco Pérez Camoiras) [6/13/1929, Madrid, Madrid, Spain -     ] – film, TV actor, brother of director, writer, actor, singer Quique Camoiras [1928-2012].
The Savage Guns – 1962 (Manolo)
The Shadow of Zorro – 1962 (Sordomudo) [as Francisco Camoira]
Fistful of Knuckles - 1965 (soldier with trumpet)
The Black Wolf – 1980 (José)
Al este del Oeste – 1983 (barber)

Special Birthdays

Tony Young (actor) would have been 85 today, he died in 2002.

Alfredo Cerruti (actor) is 75 today.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

RIP Federico Ribes

Spanish producer, cinematographer, cameraman Federico Ribes died in his home town of Alicante on June 25th. He was 65. Born Federico Ribes Ponsoda in Alicante in 1952 and worked on over 100 films from 1981 – 2017. Ribes was cinematographer on the 1999 TV Euro-western “Outlaw Justice” starring Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and directed by Gene Quintano.