Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy 105th Birthday Luigi Capuano

Luigi Capuano was born on July 13, 1904 and served as a pilot during World War II. He then worked as a sports journalist after returning from the war. He directed and wrote screenplays for 43 films between 1947 and 1971 specializing in period, costume, sword and sandal and action films. He sometimes used the pseudonym Lewis King. His films were always technically sound which was a witness to his technical mastery of his craft. Capuano directed several Zorro films in the early 1960s and was also the director of 1967’s “The Magnificent Texan” and 1968’s “Blood Calls to Blood”. No record of his death has been discovered which would make him 105 years-old today.

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