RIP Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent

Legendary Spanish filmmaker Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent died August 16th in Madrid, 10 days shy of his 91st birthday. The producer, director and screenwriter was one of the originators of the Euro-western when he made “El Coyote” and “Judgment of the Coyote” in 1955. His production company Intercontinental films opened the door to co-productions with Italian, German and French filmmakers and also allowed many Spanish actors to become internationally known for their participation in the films made in Spain. He was the son of Joaquín Romero Marchent Gómez de Avellaneda, who founded and edited the magazine Radio Cinema, the brother of actors and filmmakers Carlos, Rafael, and Ana Maria Romero Marchent, and the father of assistant director and screenwriter Nuria Romero.

RIP :’(.

R.I.P. and thanks for all your films.

Some good films…R.I.P

R.I.P. Joaquin

R.I.P. Joaquin.

Very sad to hear this. Joaquin was an unsung hero of the genre in my opinion.
R.I.P and thanks for the films.

He wrote one of my favorite SWs Garringo. A heartfelt RIP from me.


A big name in the genre

RIP :’(.

Sad news. A true pioneer and, for me, he approached Leone in terms of his importance to the development of the genre. Not in the sense of being a maverick talent or a visionary, but in proving the viability of serious westerns made with heart and without gimmickry (excepting Seven Hours of Gunfire, which is fun in any case).