Wednesday, October 19, 2016

RIP José Gutiérrez Maesso

Spanish producer, director, writer José Gutiérrez Maesso died on August 1, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Maesso was born June, 10, 1920 in Azuaga, Badajoz, Spain. As co-producer of ‘Tierra brutal” (The Savage Guns) starring Richard Basehart in 1961, Maesso was partially responsible for the first Western to be filmed in Almeria, Spain. Maesso also was produced “Gunfight at Red Sands” (1963), “The Ugly Ones” (1967) and worked on screenplays for “Minnesota Clay” (1964), “Django” (1966), “The Hellbenders” and “The Ugly Ones” (both 1967), “A Train for Durango” (1968) and “Sting of the West” (1972).