Madrid filmmaker Rafael Romero Marchent, pioneer in westerns dies

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The actor, director, screenwriter and dubber from Madrid Rafael Romero Marchent (1926), a pioneer with his brother Joaquín in shooting Westerns in Spain, has died at 94 years of age, the Film Academy reported Thursday.

Son and brother of filmmakers – two brothers directors and a sister sister – and married to the actress and star
Maruja Tamayo, who was widowed many years ago, the versatile Madrid began his career in the 40s with small papers that ended up separating him from the medical career he had undertaken.

He stated that he had participated in more than 300 films, although his career as an actor is recorded from “The costume of lights” (1947), by Edgar Neville, which was followed by about 40 more titles such as “La Lola is leaving to the ports »,« Sister Angelica »,« Passion under the sun »,« The revenge of the fox »,« Alone with you »or« To the limit ».

He also succeeded in the theater in the companies of Tina Gascó, Amparo Rivelles or Lolita Villaespesa, among others, and in the world of dubbing (it was the voice of Antonio Molina) but he considered himself above all a film director, encouraged by his older brother who He pioneered the realization of European Westerns.

His first feature film as director was “The Sunset of a Gunman” (1965). Then he wrote and directed up to 30 more titles of different genres, two with Lina Morgan (“Impossible for a spinster” and “A day with Sergio”) and television series such as the popular “Cañas y mud” and, along with his brother Joaquin , “Curro Jiménez”, which later led to the cinema.

Other films of his were the passionate stories “Your God and my hell” and “The night of the hundred birds”, the comedy “The wedding or life”, the musical “Two twin guns” or the mystery tapes “Holy against the Doctor Muerte ”,“ Hunting a black cat ”,“ Red disk ”and“ A pair of shoes of 32 ”.

In the last stage of his life Rafael Romero Marchent taught young filmmakers. His last appearances as an actor were in «Tiovivo c. 1950 »(2004), by José Luis Garci and in the series« Tell me how it happened ». .

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