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Luis Alcoriza (1918–1992)

Luis Alcoriza was born on September 5, 1918 in Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain as Luis Alcoriza de la Vega. He was a writer and director, known for Lo que importa es vivir (1987), Tlayucan (1962) and National Mechanics (1972). He was married to Janet Alcoriza. He died on December 3, 1992 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. See full bio »

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 2017 Great Performances at the Met (TV Series) (based on the screenplay by - 1 episode)
- Thomas Adès: The Exterminating Angel (2017) ... (based on the screenplay by)
 1996 Pesadilla para un rico (screenplay) / (story)
 1988 Día de muertos (writer)
 1986 Terror and Black Lace (screenplay)
 1983 El amor es un juego extraño (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Tac-tac
 1979 En la trampa (writer)
 1974 Presage
 1974 Fe, esperanza y caridad (story and adaptation - segment "Esperanza")
 1974 El muro del silencio (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 Departamento de soltero (story)
 1971 La chamuscada (Tierra y libertad) (story and adaptation)
 1970 Paraíso
 1969 Trampa para un cadáver (story)
 1969 ¡Persiguelas y... alcanzalas! (screenplay)
 1969 La puerta y la mujer del carnicero (story - segment "La puerta")
 1968 Romeo contra Julieta (screenplay) / (story)
 1967 Juego peligroso (segment "Divertimento")
 1965 The Gangster (adaptation - uncredited)
 1963 The Shark Hunters (story and adaptation)
 1962 Tlayucan (screenplay)
 1962 The Exterminating Angel (story by)
 1961 Kill Yourself, My Love (story and adaptation)
 1961 Young People
 1961 Guantes de oro (story and adaptation)
 1960 Stray Bullet (adaptation)
 1960 Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1960 La tijera de oro (story - adaptation)
 1959 Fever Mounts at El Pao (adaptation)
 1959 El hombre del alazán (story and adaptation)
 1959 El hambre nuestra de cada día (dialogue)
 1959 Me gustan valentones! (uncredited)
 1959 El cariñoso (writer)
 1958 Escuela de rateros (writer)
 1958 A media luz los tres (adaptation)
 1957 Morir de pie
 1956 Death in the Garden (adaptation)
 1956 The Innocent (story)
 1956 El rey de México (adaptation)
 1954 Untouched
 1954 Illusion Travels by Streetcar (adaptation)
 1953 Gitana tenías que ser (story)
 1953 Don't Be Offended Beatrice (adaptation)
 1953 El (adaptation) / (story)
 1953 La isla de las mujeres (story)
 1953 El bruto (story)
 1952 Overdoing It (story)
 1952 La miel se fue de la luna (story and adaptation)
 1951 Daughter of Deceit (adaptation)
 1951 El siete machos (story)
 1951 Una gringuita en México (story)
 1951 Si usted no puede, yo sí (story - adaptation)
 1950 Huellas del pasado (story)
 1950 Si me viera don Porfirio (adaptation)
 1950 Yo quiero ser hombre (story and screenplay)
 1950 Mala hembra (adaptation)
 1950 Hipólito, el de Santa (adaptation)
 1950 La liga de las muchachas (story and adaptation)
 1950 Tú, solo tú
 1949 Un cuerpo de mujer (writer)
 1949 The Great Madcap (adaptation)
 1949 Los amores de una viuda (adaptation)
 1949 Negra consentida (adaptation)
 1948 Flor de caña (writer)
 1948 Enrédate y verás (adaptation)
 1948 Nocturne of Love (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1947 Una extraña mujer (adaptation)
 1946 El ahijado de la muerte (story)
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Like the more well known Spanish director Luis Bunuel, with whom he collaborated as an actor, Alcoriza left his home for Mexico, during the Civil War in his native land. See more »

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