15 March, 2011

Goodbye to Andres Resino and Joaquin Blanco

Joaquin Blanco in Jess Franco's  LOS OJOS SINIESTROS DEL DOCTOR ORLOFF (1973)

Blanco in PLAISIR A TROIS (1973)

As the scientist at the beginning of Bruno Mattei's HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Blanco appeared in Jess Franco's PLAISIR A TROIS as the psychiatrist of Alice Arno's character and as an assistant to the police inspector played by Edmund Purdom in THE SINISTER EYES OF DR. ORLOFF. He also co-directed (with frequent Jess Franco player Antonio Mayans ) the softcore feature TRAMPA PARA UNA ESPOSA. He passed away last Feb. 28th. 

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An excellent interview with Andres Resino [1940-2011] appears in the first issue of LATARNIA FANTASTIQUE INTERNATIONAL Resino studied acting at Spain's Escula Oficial de Cinematografia, played Marcel in LA NOCHE DE WALPURGIS (1970), the film which ignited the Spanish horror boom, and appeared as the unjustly imprisoned protagonist in Jess Franco's LOS AMANTES DE LA ISLA DEL DIABLO (1971). His later career was mostly in the theater and on Spanish television, where he played the villain in the TV series EL SUPER. He was married to actress Eva Leon from 1967 to 1984. Ms. Leon was featured in many 1970s Spanish horror films (VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST) and several Jess Franco films (GOLDEN TEMPLE AMAZONS, MANSION OF THE LIVING DEAD). Resino died of cancer on March 13th.

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Andres Resino gave what is perhaps his best film performance in Jose Luis Madrid's SEVEN MURDERS FOR SCOTLAND YARD (1971).

Thanks to Nzoog for reporting the passing of these two actors, providing the information on their careers and supplying me with the caps. 

Robert Monell


Tom B. said...

Thank God for the Internet! Otherwise we may never have heard of either of these character actors deaths. They may have shown up in a fanzine or possibly a book, but months if not years later. Thanks to a growing fanbase it gets more difficult for their passings to fall through the cracks. Thanks to your postings Robert, we can honor and remember these actors who have entertained us for so long a proper send-off

Robert Monell said...

Thanks for your positive feedback, Tom. Yes, these memorable supporting actors and so many others just add so much to these films. I wish I could note all of them.

scott said...

I hope we can see ROCIO FREIXAS added to your blog soon in terms of profiles on those who have acted with Franco. She is quite a presence in those Golden era productions.