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Florián Rey

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Date of birth

Jan 25, 1894

Date of death


" Film director. He lived the transition from silent to sound films with a film that was considered by the critics at the time as the most important in Spanish cinema until then."

He was born in La Almunia de Doña Godina (Zaragoza), in 1894. He travelled to Madrid to work as an actor, both in cinema and theatre. In 1927 he started to produce films with Imperio Argentina as the protagonist, whom he ended up marrying later. "La aldea maldita" (1929) was catalogued by the critics as the best film produced until then. In Paris he worked for Paramount writing the dialogues for the European adaptations of popular films in the United States. When he returned to Spain in 1936 he began a long tour with Imperio Argentina. In 1938 he filmed "Carmen la de Triana" in Nazi Germany. In 1957 he retired from filmmaking to work in hotel management in Benidorm, where he died in 1962.

Essential works

  • The Cursed Village © EFE

    The Cursed Village (direction, script)

    Considered one of the best works of Spanish silent film. Years later, the same director made a talking version.

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    College Boarding House (interpretation)

    The film stood out in its time for its effective plot, staging and production.

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  • Rustic Chivalry. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Rustic Chivalry (direction)

    Outstanding customs comedy, very popular in the 1930s.

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Other highlighted works

  • Carmen la de Triana
  • Morena Clara

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