Emilio Vieyra

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Emilio Vieyra
Born 12 October 1920
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 25 January 2010(2010-01-25) (aged 89)
Occupation Film director, actor, screenwriter, film producer

Emilio Vieyra (12 October 1920 – 25 January 2010), sometimes credited as Raúl Zorrilla, was an Argentine film director, actor, screenwriter and film producer, between 1950 and the 1990s. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is mostly known for his action and horror films, which were usually grounded in the exploitation genre.

Vieyra began as an actor in 1950 in the film Hombres a precio and appeared in Ayer fue primavera in 1955. He began a career as a film director in 1962 with the comedy Dr. Cándido Pérez, señoras, and is most credited in this area of Argentine cinema. As both actor and director he appeared in the science fiction film Extraña invasión (1965), the Gothic horror film Sangre de vírgenes (1967), the horror film La Bestia desnuda (1971), the action film La Gran aventura (1974), the comedy Ángel, la Diva y Yo (1999) and the drama Cargo de conciencia (2005), which was his last acting role and last film. Shortly after he retired from filmmaking and died in 2010, aged 89.

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