Monday, January 27, 2014

Happy 80th Birthday Jaime Jesus Balcazar

Jaime Jesús Balcazar was born on January 27, 1934 in Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain. The brother of producer, director, screenwriter Alfonso Balcazar [1926-1993]. Less productive than his older brother as far as directing and writing he was in charge of the dubbing end of the family’s production company for eight years. He debuted as a director in 1964 “El filo del miedo”. The first Euro-western he directed was “The Man from Oklahoma” (1964). This was followed by “$4.00 for Revenge” and “Sunscorched” which he co-directed with star Mark Stevens. Blacazar also wrote the screenplays for several Euro-westerns including “Gentleman Killer” and “Professionals for a Massacre” (both 1967), “Sartana Does Not Forgive”, “Thompson 1880” and “Twice a Judas” (all 1968). Jaime then abandoned the western and began to film thrillers such as “El hombre del puño de oro” and then “Occhio per occhio, dente per dente” with Tomas Milian both in 1967. This was followed by “Españolear” (1969). He then turned to the fictional erotic films several which were made in collaboration with the German director Hubert Frank.
Jaime ended his career in 1986 with his last film “Il miele del diavolo” for which he was a screenwriter.
Today we celebrate Jaime Jesús Balcazar’s 80th birthday.

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