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Hugo Fregonese

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Name  Hugo Fregonese
Role  Film director
Education  Columbia University

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Died  January 17, 1987, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spouse  Faith Domergue (m. 1947–1958)
Children  Diana Maria Fregonese, John Anthony Fregonese
Movies  Apache Drums, Old Shatterhand, Blowing Wild, Hardly a Criminal, Man in the Attic
Similar People  Tulio Demicheli, Lucas Demare, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Willard Parker


Hugo Geronimo Fregonese (April 8, 1908 in Mendoza – January 11, 1987 in Tigre) was an Argentine film director and screenwriter who worked both in Hollywood and his home country.


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He made his directorial debut in 1943. In 1949, he directed Apenas un delincuente. Most of Fregonese's American films were Westerns and crime melodramas, like Man in the Attic (1953) and Black Tuesday (1954). He worked with such Hollywood actors as, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Edward G. Robinson, and Joel McCrea, among others.

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For directing the now-almost forgotten film My Six Convicts (1952), Fregonese was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing - Feature Film.

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A former sports journalist, Fregonese attended Columbia University in 1935, then was hired to be a technical advisor for films with Latin American themes. By 1938, he was again living in Argentina. There he worked as an editor, assistant director and short film director.

He had two children with his first wife, American actress Faith Domergue. The couple were married in Buenos Aires, at the San America Hotel, on June 16, 1947. The couple had a tumultuous relationship but it finally brought happiness when their first child, Diana Maria, was born on July 19, 1948 and the second child, John Anthony, was born on May 14, 1950. The couple separated in 1957 and divorced on January 28, 1958.

In his later years, Fregonese directed some pictures in Europe. In 1971 he returned to Argentina, where he continued to make films. While living in the city Tigre, Fregonese suffered a heart attack and died on January 17, 1987.

Partial filmography

  • Savage Pampas (1945)
  • Where Words Fail (1946)
  • Apenas un delincuente (English title: Hardly a Criminal, 1949)
  • From Man to Man (1949)
  • One Way Street (1950)
  • Saddle Tramp (1950)
  • The Mark of the Renegade (1951)
  • Apache Drums (1951)
  • My Six Convicts (1952)
  • Untamed Frontier (1952)
  • Decameron Nights (1953)
  • Blowing Wild (1953)
  • Man in the Attic (1953)
  • The Raid (1954)
  • Black Tuesday (1954)
  • The Wanderers (1956)
  • Seven Thunders (1957)
  • Harry Black (1958)
  • Marco Polo (1961)
  • Old Shatterhand (1964)
  • The Secret of Dr. Mabuse (1964)
  • Last Plane to Baalbek (1964)
  • Savage Pampas (1966)
  • Los Monstruos del Terror, also known as Dracula vs. Frankenstein (Uncredited director, 1970)
  • The Bad Life (1973)
  • Beyond the Sun (1975)
  • References

    Hugo Fregonese Wikipedia