Thursday, February 13, 2020

RIP Rafael Romero Marchent


Legendary Spanish filmmaker Rafael Romero Marchent died in Madrid, Spain on February 13, 2020. He was 94. The director, writer, actor along was born into a family of filmmakers and along with his brothers Joaquin., Carlos and his sister Ana were pioneers in the Euro-western genre that brought international cinema and film making to Spain. He was involved with 20 Euro-westerns as production manager, director, assistant director, writer and actor. Some of the titles are: “The Shadow of Zorro”; “Zorro the Avenger” both 1962; “Sign of the Coyote” (1963); “Gunfight at High Noon” (1965); Two Crosses at Danger Pass” (1967); “Dead Men Don’t Count” (1968), “The Dead are Countless” (1969) and he finished his western career with “The Black Wolf” and “Revenge of the Black Wolf” in 1981. One of the greats of the genre has passed.  

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