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Carlos Blanco Hernández

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Speciality

Film

 

 

Date of birth

Mar 11, 1917

Date of death

Sep 1, 2013
  


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Screenplay writer. His career began when he won a screenplay competition. He is credited with writing some of the most mythical films of Spanish cinema."

He was born in Gijon in 1917. In 1934 he arrived to Madrid and, at age 22, submitted an entry to the screenplay competition organised by the National Entertainment Syndicate. After he won with “Don Beltran de la Cueva,” he was able to sell it to the producer Cifesa. Thus began his career as a screenwriter. “La princesa de los Ursinos” (The princess of the Ursinos) (1947) was his second work. He wrote the screenplays for some of the mythical films of Spanish cinema, such as “Locura de amor” (The Madness of Love) (1948), “Don Juan” (1950) and “Los peces rojos” (The Red Fish) (1955). In the early 1960s, he worked for the well-known film producer Samuel Bronston. In 1972 he wrote “Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo” (Don Quixote rides again) with Fernando Fernan-Gomez and Cantinflas. He died in 2013.

Awards

Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2003)

Highlighted works

  • Locura de amor (The Madness of Love)
  • Los peces rojos (The Red Fish)
  • Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo (Don Quixote rides again)
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