Thursday, September 16, 2010

Remembering Alberto Cardone

Alberto Cardone was born on September 16, 1920 in Genoa, Italy. He was the brother of cinematographer Ezio Cardone. Moving to Rome in 1942 Alberto became an assistant to director Christian-Jacque and worked as an assistant director until the mid-1960s. Alberto worked mainly on adventure, spy and western films. Using the alias Albert Cardiff he directed seven Euro-westerns including “Black Eagle of Santa Fe” (1965), “Blood at Sundown” (1966) with Anthony Steffen and Gianni Garko, “Seven Dollars to Kill” (1966) again with Steffen, “The Long Day of the Massacre” (1968) for which he also wrote the screenplay and “The Wrath of God” (1968) with Brett Halsey and again wrote the screenplay. Later he turned to directing erotic films and sex comedies. His last film was “Bruna, formosa, cerca superdotato per tango a Milano” (1973). Alberto died at the age of 57 on Ocotber 20, 1977 in Rome, Italy. Today we remember Alberto Cardon on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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