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León Klimovsky (16 October 1906–8 April 1996) was an Argentine film director.

A trained dentist, born in Buenos Aires, his real passion was always the cinema. He pioneered Argentine cultural movement known as cineclub and financed the first movie theater to show art movies. He also founded Argentina's first film club in 1929.

After participating as scriptwriter and assistant director of 1944's Se abre el abismo he filmed his first movie, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Player. From this first phase, it can be also highlighted the adaptations of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo and Ernesto Sabato's The Tunnel.

On the 1950s Klimovsky settled in Spain, where he becomes a "professional" director. He went into spaghetti westerns and so-called exploitation films, filming in Mexico, Italy and Egypt. Perhaps he is best remembered for his contribution to Spain's horror film genre, beginning with La noche de Walpurgis. León Klimovsky confessed to have always dreamt of doing great vanguard movies but ended on filming commercial ones, but without remorse, as doing cinema was a vocational mandate for him.

On 1995 he won the "Honor Award" of the Spanish Film Director Association. He died in Madrid of a heart attack. He was brother to the Argentine mathematician and philosopher Gregorio Klimovsky.

Description above from the Wikipedia article León Klimovsky, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

León Klimovsky (16 October 1906–8 April 1996) was an Argentine film director.

A trained dentist, born in Buenos Aires, his real passion was always the cinema. He pioneered Argentine cultural movement known as cineclub and financed the first movie theater to show art movies. He also founded Argentina's first film club in 1929.

After participating as scriptwriter and assistant director of 1944's Se abre el abismo he filmed his first movie, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Player. From this first phase, it can be also highlighted the adaptations of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo and Ernesto Sabato's The Tunnel.

On the 1950s Klimovsky settled in Spain, where he becomes a "professional" director. He went into spaghetti westerns and so-called exploitation films, filming in Mexico, Italy and Egypt. Perhaps he is best remembered for his contribution to Spain's horror film genre, beginning with La noche de Walpurgis. León Klimovsky confessed to have always dreamt of doing great vanguard movies but ended on filming commercial ones, but without remorse, as doing cinema was a vocational mandate for him.

On 1995 he won the "Honor Award" of the Spanish Film Director Association. He died in Madrid of a heart attack. He was brother to the Argentine mathematician and philosopher Gregorio Klimovsky.

Description above from the Wikipedia article León Klimovsky, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender -

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1906-10-06

Day of Death 1996-04-08

Place of Birth Buenos Aires, Argentina

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Henry Mankiewicz

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1979 The Shack Director
1978 Trauma Director
1977 ¿Y ahora qué, señor fiscal? Director
1977 Three Days in November Director
1976 The People Who Own the Dark Director
1976 The Kidnapping Director
1975 Death of a Hoodlum Director
1975 Strange Love of the Vampires Director
1975 A Dragonfly for Each Corpse Director
1974 Mean Mother Director
1974 I Hate My Body Director
1974 Devil's Possessed Director
1973 The Vampires' Night Orgy Director
1973 Vengeance of the Zombies Director
1973 The Dracula Saga Director
1972 Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf Director
1972 La casa de las Chivas Director
1971 Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest Director
1971 The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman Director
1970 Reverend's Colt Director
1970 Los Hombres las prefieren viudas Director
1970 Challenge Of The McKennas Director
1969 Quel maledetto ponte sull'Elba Director
1969 A Bullet for Rommel Director
1969 Quinto: Fighting Proud Director
1969 Death Knows No Time Director
1968 Seven Into Hell Director
1968 Una chica para dos Director
1967 Rattler Kid Director
1967 A Ghentar si muore facile Director
1966 A Few Dollars for Django Director
1966 Django, a Bullet for You Director
1964 Fuera de la ley Director
1964 Ella y el miedo Director
1964 Aquella joven de blanco Director
1962 Escuela de seductoras Director
1962 Torrejón City Director
1962 Horizontes de luz Director
1962 Todos eran culpables Director
1960 La paz empieza nunca Director
1960 Ama Rosa Director
1960 Un bruto para Patricia Director
1959 Salto a la gloria Director
1959 S.O.S., abuelita Director
1959 Llegaron los franceses Director
1957 Desert Warrior Director
1956 Viaje de novios Director
1956 Miedo Director
1955 La pícara molinera Director
1955 El tren expreso Director
1954 El conde de Montecristo Director
1954 Tres citas con el destino Director
1952 La parda Flora Director
1952 The Tunnel Director
1951 Suburbio Director
1951 El pendiente Director
1950 The Marihuana Story Director
1947 El jugador Director
1945 Se abre el abismo Assistant Director
1945 Una mujer sin importancia Script Supervisor

Acting

1991 El robobo de la jojoya
1988 The Brother from Space
1984 The Sea Serpent as Dr. Moore
1984 Dos mejor que uno as Librero
1984 The Most Beautiful Night
1982 Cristóbal Colón, de oficio... descubridor
1981 Maravillas as Santos
1976 Amor casi... libre as Representante de Foscafé (uncredited)

Writing

1974 I Hate My Body Story
1970 A Lady Called Andrew Writer
1960 Un bruto para Patricia Writer
1955 El tren expreso Writer
1952 La parda Flora Writer
1952 The Tunnel Writer
1947 El misterioso tío Silas Writers' Assistant
1945 Se abre el abismo Writer

Production

1948 Rodríguez supernumerario Producer

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