Personal Info

Known For Writing

Known Credits 256

Gender Male

Birthday 1930-05-12

Day of Death 2013-04-02

Place of Birth Madrid, Spain

Also Known As

  • Clifford Brown
  • A.L. Mariaux
  • Jess Franco
  • Pablo Villa
  • Joan Almirall
  • Rosa M. Almirall
  • Rosa María Almirall
  • Juan G. Cabral
  • Betty Carter
  • Candy Coster
  • Terry de Corsia
  • Rick Deconinck
  • Raymond Dubois
  • Chuck Evans
  • Toni Falt
  • Dennis Farnon
  • Jess Franck
  • Lennie Hayden
  • Frank Hollman
  • B.F. Johnson
  • J.P. Johnson
  • James Lee Johnson
  • James P. Johnson
  • David J. Khune
  • David Khunn
  • Lulú Laverne
  • Franco Manera
  • Jeff Manner
  • Roland Marceignac
  • C. Plaut
  • Robert Zinnermann
  • Dan L. Simon
  • Lowel Richmond

Biography

Jesús "Jess" Franco was a Spanish film director, writer, cinematographer and actor. His career took off in 1961 with his cult classic The Awful Dr. Orloff, which received wide distribution in the United States and England. Though he had some American box office success with Necronomicon, his first women-in-prison film Ninety-Nine Women, and his two Christopher Lee films, The Bloody Judge and Count Dracula, he never achieved wide commercial success. Franco moved from Spain to France in 1970 so that he could make more violent and sexual films, and it was at this point that his career began to go downhill commercially, as he turned to low-budget filmmaking with a heavier accent on adult-oriented films. Although he produced a few well-received, low budget horror films in the early 70's, many people in the industry considered him a porn director due to the huge number of X-rated adult films he began churning out. Franco returned to low-budget horror in a brief comeback period from 1980-1983, but after 1983, his career took a second downturn. With the exception of his Faceless and Killer Barbys, his post-1984 films are almost unwatchable due to the incredibly low budgets he was forced to work with. Franco has nevertheless retained a large cult following through the years with his sexually-charged horror films, some of which are regarded as masterpieces by his avid followers.

Directing (206)

  • 1987 Faceless
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1986 Jailhouse Wardress
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1983 Cecilia
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 Revenge in the House of Usher
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 Oasis of the Zombies
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1981 Sadomania
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1981 The Story of Linda
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1981 Bloody Moon
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1980 Devil Hunter
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Women in Cellblock 9
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Women Without Innocence
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1977 Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1977 Call of the Blonde Goddess
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1976 Barbed Wire Dolls
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1975 Women Behind Bars
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1975 The Hot Nights of Linda
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1974 Celestine
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1974 The House of the Lost Dolls
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1974 Lorna, the Exorcist
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 A Virgin Among the Living Dead
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 The Demons
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 Lovers of Devil's Island
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 Tender and Perverse Emmanuelle
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1971 She Killed in Ecstasy
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1970 Nightmares Come at Night
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1970 The Bloody Judge
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 Kiss Me Monster
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 Venus in Furs
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 Marquis de Sade: Justine
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 99 Women
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 Two Undercover Angels
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 The Girl from Rio
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1968 Succubus
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1968 The Blood of Fu Manchu
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

Writing (187)

  • 1987 Faceless
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1983 Cecilia
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 Revenge in the House of Usher
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 Oasis of the Zombies
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1981 Sadomania
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1981 Zombie Lake
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1980 Devil Hunter
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Women in Cellblock 9
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Women Without Innocence
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1977 Call of the Blonde Goddess
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1976 Barbed Wire Dolls
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1975 The Hot Nights of Linda
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1975 The Hot Nights of Linda
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1974 The House of the Lost Dolls
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1974 Lorna, the Exorcist
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1974 Celestine
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 Tender and Perverse Emmanuelle
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 Lovers of Devil's Island
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 A Virgin Among the Living Dead
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 The Demons
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1973 Lovers of Devil's Island
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1971 She Killed in Ecstasy
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1970 The Bloody Judge
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1970 Nightmares Come at Night
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 Venus in Furs
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 99 Women
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 Two Undercover Angels
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 Kiss Me Monster
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1969 Kiss Me Monster
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1968 In the Castle of Bloody Lust
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1968 The Blood of Fu Manchu
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1968 The Blood of Fu Manchu
    0.0

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

Acting (109)