Biography of Luis César Amadori Ricciotti (1903-1977)

Argentine filmmaker, born in Pescara (Italy) on May 28, 1903 and died Buenos Aires shortly after returned from his Spanish exile, on June 5, 1977.


From an early age, he/she lived in Buenos Aires, a city to which his parents emigrated. He/She abandoned medical studies to surrender completely to the journalism profession that will be consolidated as a theatrical and musical critic facet that helped promote many activities in this field. He/She became a composer of tangos and as a film and theatre actor.

He started film direction with Puerto Nuevo (1936), film which he/she co-directed with Mario Soffici. His coetaneidad with Demare, Torres Ríos and others, allowed him to live intensely the moment in which Argentine cinema began to become active. Their movie Maestro Levita (1937), song of neighbourhoods (1941), two angels and a sinner (1945) and I married one star (1951), among others, confirmed his valuable contribution to the Argentine cinema with a career as prolific as others many times.

In one of the moments of maximum economic and social conflict in Argentina - when Juan Domingo Perón was overthrown as President in 1955, three years after he/she died his wife Eva Duarte - Amadori suffered in flesh the political problems of the country. He/She was arrested and a year later got to go into exile in Spain along with other colleagues in the industry (Klimovsky, Demicheli, Cahen Salaberry, etc.).

Spanish cinema that was found was dump in folkloric movies, musicals, operettas and nostalgic themes with couplets of Fund and child prodigy. Luis César Amadori began his Spanish career with La violetera (1958), a co-production with Italy having starring Sara Montiel, and which was to become one of the hottest hits of the moment. He/She conducted this actress then Mi Último tango (1960) and sin of love (1961).

His good work, allowed him to tackle projects without rest, always adjusting to the lines most comfortable cinema of the time, such as where are you going, Alfonso XII? (1958) - film which more time stood on all production of the 1950s poster - like two drops of water (1963), more beautiful than any (1964) or a boyfriend for two sisters (1967), versions of some of his Argentine. Productions Cesáreo González, Benito Perojo and others clothed very disparate stories that always tried to take advantage of popular and commercial pull of figures like Alberto Closas, Analía Gadé, Zully Moreno, Antonio Vilar or the more youngsters Pablito Calvo, Rocío Dúrcal or Pili and Mili. At the end of the sixties Amadori left direction and returned to his country a few years later.


In Argentina:

1935: Puerto nuevo (co-directed). 1936: pobre Pérez. 1937: Master levitates 1938: vendor and the Lady and honeysuckle 1939: strapless and Caminito de gloria 1940: the loafer of the family and Napoleon 1941: must educate Nini, the Canción de los barrios, dreaming does not cost anything, Orquesta de señoritas and Professor zero 1942: the third Kiss, the liar, fell an angel from heavenClear of luna and ghosts in 1943 Buenos Aires: A woman with pants (Luisito), Carmen, shagreen skin and are love 1944 letters: passionately and at the Court of Napoleon (Madame Sans-Gene) 1945: Santa Candida, two angels and a sinner and dead willows 1947: Albéniz, a headless woman, Dios pays it is 1949: Don Juan Tenorio, Juan GloboA night at the Tabarin, Almafuerte and Nacha Regules 1951: Cosas de mujer (SIN), María Montecristo and I married a star 1952: dangerous steps (of the eyes color of the time) 1953: passion naked 1954: fallen into hell, the sacred cry and seven cries in the sea 1955: human clay, the love never dies and forbidden love

In Spain:

1958: La violetera, a girl of Valladolid and where are you going, Alfonso XII?. 1959: A great lady, a throne for Cristy and my last tango.1961: alert the sky and sin of amor.1962: Susana breed. 1963: As two drops of water. 1964: More beautiful than none and the Lord of La Salle. 1965: Come with me. 1966: Buenos Días, condesita. 1967: Love in the air and a boyfriend for two sisters. 1968: cristina Guzmán.


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