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Jesus Franco Manera

Biography

Movie director and screenwriter whose credits are the 1988 film Berlin Blues as well as the 1984 film Gringo mojado. He passed away while filming Lagrimas negras in 1998. He aimed his first film, Gospel, un monstruo, in 1969. Like a songwriter, he developed the lyrics for “Tam Tam Proceed!” along with other pop tracks. His uncle can be director and article writer Jesus Franco. Another well-known screenwriter from Spain can be Santiago Segura.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jesús Franco
Date Of Birth May 24, 1949
Died April 2, 2013, Málaga, Spain
Place Of Birth Spain
Profession Screenwriter
Nationality Spanish
Spouse Lina Romay, Nicole Guettard
Siblings Enrique Franco
Awards Honorary Goya Award
Movies Vampyros Lesbos, Venus in Furs, The Awful Dr. Orloff, Count Dracula, Frauengefängnis, She Killed in Ecstasy, 99 Women, A Virgin Among the Living Dead, Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun, Ilsa, the Wicked Warden, The Diabolical Dr. Z, Devil Hunter, Jack the Ripper, Marquis de Sade: Justine, Nightmares Come at Night, Bloody Moon, Oasis of the Zombies, Women in Cellblock 9, The Demons, Faceless, The Bloody Judge, Killer Barbys, Kiss Me, Monster, Rites of Frankenstein, The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus, The Blood of Fu Manchu, Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein, Daughter of Dracula, The Girl from Rio, The Perverse Countess, The Devil Came from Akasava, The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll, The Castle of Fu Manchu, Blue Rita, The Cannibals, We Are 18 Years Old, Revenge in the House of Usher, Two Undercover Angels, Devil's Island Lovers, Gemidos de placer, Diamonds of Kilimandjaro, The Other Side of the Mirror, Lucky, the Inscrutable, Night of the Skull, Mansion of the Living Dead, Eugenie, Zombie Lake, Golden Temple Amazons, Sex Is Crazy, Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies, Aberraciones sexuales de una mujer casada
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1After a hiatus of several years, he returned to directing with one feature film and two video features at the age of 75. He now has over 180 directing credits. [2005]
2At the end of 2007 a biographic long feature, "Los Blues del Tio Jess" will be finished. Directed by Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez and produced by microgenesis producciones / canalmicro and Maestranza Films. [September 2007]
3Together with Lucio Fulci Franco had three films listed on the original UK list of 74 official video nasties: Women Behind Bars aka Women Behind Bars (1975), Devil Hunter aka El caníbal (1980) and Bloody Moon aka Die Säge des Todes (1981).
4One of the secrets of his success is his reputation for completing projects on time and within the budget. This usually gives him the directorial freedom to do whatever he wants.
5Despite disliking rap, in 2003 he recorded the spoken intro (titled "Ten Cuidado Hermano") for the album "Supervillanos de Alquiler" by Spanish hip-hop band Hablando en Plata.
6Openly despises his own movies and claims he doesn't think he has ever made a good film, and what he would really like is to have made Citizen Kane (1941) or The Grapes of Wrath (1940) or something like the films of Stanley Donen or Vincente Minnelli.
7Uncle of Ricardo Franco.
8In the 1970s Franco, along with Luis Buñuel, was declared one of the most dangerous filmmakers for Catholics by the Catholic Church. Upon hearing this, Buñuel got interested in meeting Franco, and said so to his frequent collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière, who was at that moment developing a script with Franco. Carrière introduced both to directors each other.
9Uncle of Javier Marías and Miguel Marías.
10Among his vast number of pseudonyms, Franco frequently pays tribute (of sorts) to jazz greats working from the '20s through the '50s by signing his film with the monikers of trumpeter Clifford Brown, pianist James P. Johnson and drummer Dave Tough.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Das Frauenhaus1977
Kiss Me Killer1977as David Khunne
Wanda, the Wicked Warden1977as Jess Franco
Un silencio de tumba1976screenplay / story
Jack the Ripper1976screenplay - as Jess Franco
Weiße Haut und schwarze Schenkel1976screenplay / story
Les emmerdeuses1976scenario - as David Kuhne
Barbed Wire Dolls1976
Midnight Party1976story
Die Marquise von Sade1976
L'éventreur de Notre-Dame1975screenplay - as David Khune / story - as David Khune
Les chatouilleuses1975story
Les nuits brûlantes de Linda1975screenplay / story
Female Vampire1975as J.P. Johnson
La comtesse perverse1974scenario and adaptation - as Jesus Franco Manera
Les possédées du diable1974as Jesus Franco Manera
Celestine, Maid at Your Service1974uncredited
La noche de los asesinos1974as James P. Johnson
La maison des filles perdues1974screenplay - as A.L. Mariaux
Plaisir1974scenario and adaptation - as Jesus Franco Manera
The Lustful Amazons1974adaptation - as Jesus Franco Manera / screenplay - as Jesus Franco Manera
Un capitán de quince años1974
Quartier de femmes1974screenplay - as Jesus Franco / story - as Jesus Franco
Al otro lado del espejo1973written by
Les gloutonnes1973as Jesus Franco Manera
La nuit des étoiles filantes1973written by - as Jess Franco
Le journal intime d'une nymphomane1973scenario - as Jesus Franco Manera
La maldición de Frankenstein1973screenplay / story
Eugénie1973as Jess Franco
Les démons1973as Clifford Brown
Los ojos siniestros del doctor Orloff1973screenplay / story
Tendre et perverse Emanuelle1973screenplay - as A.L. Mariaux / story - as A.L. Mariaux, David Khunn
Dr. M schlägt zu1972screenplay / story
La fille de Dracula1972as Jess Franco
Drácula contra Frankenstein1972foreword - as David H. Klunne / screenplay / story
Der Todesrächer von Soho1972as Jess Frank
Les cauchemars naissent la nuit1972screenplay and adaptation
Sex Charade1972written by
Sie tötete in Ekstase1971as Frank Hollmann
X312 - Flight to Hell1971screenplay - uncredited / story - uncredited
Vampyros Lesbos1971screenplay - as Franco Manera
Der Teufel kam aus Akasava1971
Juliette1970Short
Count Dracula1970uncredited
The Bloody Judge1970adaptation
Venus in Furs1969from a story by / screenplay
Kiss Me Monster1969idea / screenplay
Sadist Erotica1969idea and screenplay
99 Women1969screenplay - as Jess Franco / story - as Jess Franco
The Blood of Fu Manchu1968story and screenplay - as J. Franco
Im Schloß der blutigen Begierde1968story - uncredited
Lucky, el intrépido1967screenplay
The Diabolical Dr. Z1966original screenplay - as David Kuhne
Cartes sur table1966original screenplay - as J. Franco
Das Missgeschick, ein Lord zu sein1966TV Movie translation
Residencia para espías1966screenplay
Misión Lisboa1965story - as David Khunne
La muerte silba un blues1964screenplay / story
The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll1964screenplay and dialogue / story - as David Kühne
Rififí en la ciudad1963as J. Franco
Jaguar1963story - as David Khunne
Shades of Zorro1962unconfirmed - unconfirmed
Zorro the Avenger1962screenplay / story
The Awful Dr. Orlof1962story - as David Khune / writer
La mano de un hombre muerto1962screenplay - as Jess Frank / story: "La Main d'un Homme Mort" - as David Khune
Vampiresas 19301962screenplay / story
La reina del Tabarín1960dialogue
Ama Rosa1960
Labios rojos1960screenplay / story
Tenemos 18 años1959screenplay / story
Luna de verano1959writer
Las playas vacías1959Documentary short screenplay / story
Llegaron los franceses1959writer
Oro español1959Documentary short screenplay / story
Fulano y Mengano1957writer
El árbol de España1957Documentary short screenplay / story
La melodía misteriosa1956story - as A.L. Mariaux
Miedo1956
Coyote1956
Coyote1955screenplay / story
Revenge of the Alligator Ladies2013as Jess Franco
Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies2012
La cripta de las condenadas: Parte II2012
La cripta de las condenadas2012as Jess Franco
Paula-Paula2010Video screenplay - as Rosa M. Almirall, dialogue
Take-Away Spirit2009additional dialogue
La cripta de las mujeres malditas2008
La cripta de las mujeres malditas II2008
Snakewoman2005as Jess Franco
Jess Franco's Passion2005Video as Jess Franco
Jess Franco's Perversion2005Video as Jess Franco
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula2002screenplay - as Jess Franco / story - as Jess Franco
Incubus2002Video
Vampire Junction2001written by - as Jess Franco
Blind Target2000additional dialogue - as Jess Franco / story - as Jess Franco
Helter Skelter2000as David J. Khunne
Broken Dolls1999as David J. Khune
Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell1999as Jess Franco
Red Silk1999Video as David J. Khune
Vampire Blues1999Video as Jess Franco
Lust for Frankenstein1998Video
Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula1998Video as Jess Franco
Tender Flesh1997as Jess Franco
Killer Barbys1996dialogue - as David Khunne II / screenplay - as David Khunne II / story - as Jess Franco
Ciudad Baja (Downtown Heat)1994screenplay - as Jess Franco / story - as Jess Franco
El abuelo, la condesa y Escarlata la traviesa1992
Don Quixote1992dialogue adaptation - as Jess Franco
Esmeralda Bay1989screenplay - as Jess Franco
La chute des aigles1989adaptation - as Jess Franco / screenplay - as David Khune
Dark Mission: Evil Flowers1988screenplay - as David Khunne Spanish version, A.L. Mariaux
Slave of Crime1987screenplay / story - as David Khune
Faceless1987uncredited
Falo Crest1987as Preston Quaid / story - as Lowel Richmond
Phollastía1987as Chuck Evans / story - as Lulu Laverne
Commando Mengele1987as D. Khunn
Las chicas del tanga1987screenplay / story
La chica de los labios rojos1986
Sida, la peste del siglo XX1986
Las chuponas1986screenplay / story
Les amazones du temple d'or1986screenplay - as A.L. Mariaux / short story - as Jeff Manner
Alone Against Terror1986screenplay / story
Entre pitos anda el juego1986screenplay / story
El mirón y la exhibicionista1986screenplay / story
El ojete de Lulú1986screenplay / story
Fury in the Tropics1986screenplay / story
Las tribulaciones de un Buda Bizco1986
Las últimas de Filipinas1986story - as David Khune
Para las nenas, leche calentita1986screenplay / story
El chupete de Lulú1985screenplay / story
La mansión de los muertos vivientes1985novel - as D. Khunne / screenplay
Un pito para tres1985screenplay / story
Bangkok, cita con la muerte1985screenplay / story
El hombre que mató a Mengele1985
La sombra del judoka contra el doctor Wong1985screenplay / story
Viaje a Bangkok, ataúd incluido1985screenplay - as Jess Franco
Bahía blanca1984screenplay / story
Una rajita para dos1984screenplay / story
Lilian (la virgen pervertida)1984screenplay / story
El siniestro doctor Orloff1984screenplay / story
¿Cuánto cobra un espía?1984screenplay - as Jess Franco
Night Has a Thousand Desires1984as Jess Franco
Historia sexual de O1984screenplay - as Jess Franco
Camino solitario1984screenplay - as Jess Franco / story - as Jess Franco
Macumba sexual1983screenplay - as Jess Franco / story - as Jess Franco
El hotel de los ligues1983screenplay / story
Gemidos de placer1983writer
La casa de las mujeres perdidas1983screenplay / story
Confesiones íntimas de una exhibicionista1983as D. Khunne Jr.
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro1983screenplay - as A.L. Malraux / story
Cecilia1983
Revenge in the House of Usher1983
La noche de los sexos abiertos1983adaptation - as Jess Franco / novel - as David Khunne
Botas negras, látigo de cuero1983as Clifford Brown, Jess Franco
En busca del dragón dorado1983writer
Los blues de la calle Pop (Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8)1983screenplay and dialogue - as David Khune / story
Sangre en mis zapatos1983screenplay / story
Oasis of the Zombies1982screenplay - as A.L. Mariaux, J. Franco
El lago de las vírgenes1982as David Khune
Emmanuelle Exposed1982screenplay - as Clifford Brown / story
La chica de las bragas transparentes1981screenplay / story
Aberraciones sexuales de una mujer casada1981screenplay / story - as Clifford Brown
Zombie Lake1981as A.L. Mariaux
Les filles de Copacabana1981screenplay / story
Hellhole Women1981screenplay
Sex Is Crazy1981screenplay / story
El caníbal1980screenplay - as Clifford Brown
Terreur cannibale1980uncredited
White Cannibal Queen1980as A.L. Mariaux, Jeff Manner
Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie1980
Ópalo de fuego: Mercaderes del sexo1980screenplay - as Jess Franco / story - as Jess Franco
Sinfonía erótica1980
Justine and the Whip1979screenplay - uncredited / story - uncredited
El sádico de Notre-Dame1979
Tropical Inferno1978writer
Frauen ohne Unschuld1978writer
Convoi de filles1978as A.L. Mariaux
Call of the Blonde Goddess1977as Manfred Gregor

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu1969as Jess Franco
Marquis de Sade's Justine1969as Jess Franco
Sadist Erotica1969
Rio 701969as Jess Franco
99 Women1969as Jess Franco
The Blood of Fu Manchu1968as Jess Franco
Succubus1968as Jess Franco
Lucky, el intrépido1967as Jess Franco
The Diabolical Dr. Z1966as J. Franco
Cartes sur table1966as J. Franco
Residencia para espías1966
La isla del tesoro1965Short
La muerte silba un blues1964
The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll1964as Jess Franck
Rififí en la ciudad1963
Jaguar1963
The Awful Dr. Orlof1962
La mano de un hombre muerto1962as Jess Frank
Vampiresas 19301962
La reina del Tabarín1960
El destierro del Cid1960Documentary short
Estampas guipuzcoanas número 2: Pío Baroja1960Short
Labios rojos1960
Tenemos 18 años1959
Las playas vacías1959Documentary short
Oro español1959Documentary short
El árbol de España1957Documentary short
Revenge of the Alligator Ladies2013as Jess Franco
Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies2012as Jess Franco
La cripta de las condenadas: Parte II2012as Jess Franco
La cripta de las condenadas2012as Jess Franco
Paula-Paula2010Video as Jess Franco
La cripta de las mujeres malditas2008as Jess Franco
La cripta de las mujeres malditas II2008as Jess Franco
Lascivia2007
Montes de Venus2006
Snakewoman2005as Jess Franco
Jess Franco's Passion2005Video
Jess Franco's Perversion2005Video
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula2002as Jess Franco
Incubus2002Video
Vampire Junction2001as Jess Franco
Blind Target2000as Jess Franco
Helter Skelter2000as Clifford Brown Jr.
Broken Dolls1999as Jess Franco
Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell1999as Jess Franco
Red Silk1999Video as Clifford Brown Jr.
Vampire Blues1999Video as Jess Franco
Lust for Frankenstein1998Video
Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula1998Video as Jess Franco
Tender Flesh1997as Jess Franco
Killer Barbys1996as Jess Franco
Ciudad Baja (Downtown Heat)1994
Jungle of Fear1993Video
El abuelo, la condesa y Escarlata la traviesa1992
À la poursuite de Barbara1991Short
Esmeralda Bay1989
La chute des aigles1989
Dark Mission: Evil Flowers1988as Jess Franco
Slave of Crime1987as James Lee Johnson
Faceless1987as Jess Franco
Falo Crest1987as Lennie Hayden
Phollastía1987as Betty Carter
Las chicas del tanga1987as Rosa Almirall, unconfirmed
La chica de los labios rojos1986
Sida, la peste del siglo XX1986as Clifford Brown
Las chuponas1986uncredited
Les amazones du temple d'or1986uncredited
Alone Against Terror1986as Clifford Brown
Entre pitos anda el juego1986uncredited
El mirón y la exhibicionista1986as Lulu Laverne
El ojete de Lulú1986as Candy Coster
Fury in the Tropics1986
Bragueta historia1986
Las tribulaciones de un Buda Bizco1986as Jess Franco
Las últimas de Filipinas1986
Para las nenas, leche calentita1986uncredited
El chupete de Lulú1985as Lulú Laverne
La mansión de los muertos vivientes1985as Jess Franco
Un pito para tres1985uncredited
Dirty Game in Casablanca1985as Jess Franco
Bangkok, cita con la muerte1985as Clifford Brown
El hombre que mató a Mengele1985
La esclava blanca1985as Clifford Brown
La sombra del judoka contra el doctor Wong1985as Clifford Brown
Una de chinos1985
Viaje a Bangkok, ataúd incluido1985as Jess Franco
Bahía blanca1984
Una rajita para dos1984as Rosa María Almirall
Lilian (la virgen pervertida)1984as Clifford Brawn
El siniestro doctor Orloff1984
¿Cuánto cobra un espía?1984as Jess Franco
Night Has a Thousand Desires1984as Jess Franco
Historia sexual de O1984as Jess Franco
Camino solitario1984as Jess Franco
El asesino llevaba medias negras1984
Macumba sexual1983as Jess Franco
El hotel de los ligues1983
Gemidos de placer1983
La casa de las mujeres perdidas1983
Confesiones íntimas de una exhibicionista1983uncredited
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro1983as C. Plaut in English version, as C. Plaut in English version
Cecilia1983uncredited
Revenge in the House of Usher1983
La noche de los sexos abiertos1983as Jess Franco
Botas negras, látigo de cuero1983as Jess Franco
Claire1983as Clifford Brown
En busca del dragón dorado1983as James P. Johnson
Los blues de la calle Pop (Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8)1983as Jesus Franco
Sangre en mis zapatos1983as Clifford Brown
Voces de muerte1983
Oasis of the Zombies1982as A.M. Frank
El lago de las vírgenes1982
El huésped de la niebla1982Short documentary uncredited
Emmanuelle Exposed1982as Clifford Brown
La chica de las bragas transparentes1981
Lola 20001981
The Story of Linda1981as Jack Griffin
Aberraciones sexuales de una mujer casada1981as Clifford Brown
Les filles de Copacabana1981
Die Säge des Todes1981
Hellhole Women1981as Jess Franco
Sex Is Crazy1981as Jesse Franco
El caníbal1980as Clifford Brown
White Cannibal Queen1980as Jess Franco
Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie1980
Ópalo de fuego: Mercaderes del sexo1980as Jess Franco
Sinfonía erótica1980
Les gardiennes du pénitencier1979original footage, uncredited
Justine and the Whip1979as Dave Tough
Je brûle de partout1979
Elles font tout1979
El sádico de Notre-Dame1979
Cocktail spécial1978as Clifford Brown
Tropical Inferno1978as Jess Franco
Frauen ohne Unschuld1978
Convoi de filles1978as Anton Martin Frank
Call of the Blonde Goddess1977as Jess Franco
Love Camp1977as Jess Franco
Sexy Sisters1977as Jess Franco
Das Frauenhaus1977as Jess Franco
Shining Sex1977as Dan L. Simon
Die Sklavinnen1977
Kiss Me Killer1977as Roland Marceignac
Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun1977as Jess Franco
Wanda, the Wicked Warden1977
In 80 Betten um die Welt1976uncredited
Un silencio de tumba1976
Jack the Ripper1976as Jess Franco
Girls in the Night Traffic1976uncredited
Weiße Haut und schwarze Schenkel1976as Dave Tough
Les emmerdeuses1976as Clifford Brown
Barbed Wire Dolls1976as Jess Franco
Midnight Party1976as James Gardner in French version, as James Gardner in French version
Die Marquise von Sade1976
Une cage dorée1976as Adolf M. Frank
Downtown - Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt1975as Wolfgang Frank
L'éventreur de Notre-Dame1975as James P. Johnson
Les chatouilleuses1975as Clifford Brown
Les nuits brûlantes de Linda1975as J.P. Johnson, Rick Deconinck in Italy
Le jouisseur1975as Clifford Brown
Female Vampire1975as J.P. Johnson
Sexorcismes1975
The Mark of Zorro1975uncredited
Women Behind Bars1975as A.M. Frank
La comtesse perverse1974as Clifford Brown
Les possédées du diable1974as Clifford Brown
Celestine, Maid at Your Service1974as Clifford Brown
La noche de los asesinos1974
Plaisir1974as Clifford Brown
The Lustful Amazons1974as Clifford Brown
Un capitán de quince años1974
Quartier de femmes1974as Jesus Franco
Al otro lado del espejo1973
Les gloutonnes1973as Clifford Brown
La nuit des étoiles filantes1973as Jess Franco
Le journal intime d'une nymphomane1973as Clifford Brown
La maldición de Frankenstein1973
Eugénie1973as Jess Franco
Les démons1973as Clifford Brown
El misterio del castillo rojo1973
Los ojos siniestros del doctor Orloff1973
Relax Baby1973
Tendre et perverse Emanuelle1973as J.P. Johnson
Les ebranlées1972as Clifford Brown
Dr. M schlägt zu1972as Jess Frank
La fille de Dracula1972as Jess Franco
Drácula contra Frankenstein1972
Robinson und seine wilden Sklavinnen1972as Frank Hollmann
Der Todesrächer von Soho1972as Jess Frank
Les cauchemars naissent la nuit1972as Jess Franco
Sex Charade1972
Jungfrauen-Report1972as Jess Frank
Sie tötete in Ekstase1971as Frank Hollmann
X312 - Flight to Hell1971as Jess Frank
Vampyros Lesbos1971as Franco Manera
Der Teufel kam aus Akasava1971as Jess Frank
Juliette1970Short
Count Dracula1970as Jesse Franco
Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion1970as Jess Franco
The Bloody Judge1970as J. Frank Manera
Venus in Furs1969as Jess Franco
Kiss Me Monster1969

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Revenge of the Alligator Ladies2013El Director
Nightmares Come at Night: Eugenie's Nightmare of a Sex Charade2013Video shortArchival Footage
Los profundos sueñor de Jennifer2013Voice (uncredited)
Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies2012The Director
La cripta de las condenadas2012
Debris Documentar2012Video as Jess Franco
Take-Away Spirit2009J.W. Radek
Martes de carnaval2008TV Mini-SeriesDon Manolito
Angel of Death 22007VideoMad Prisoner (as Jess Franco)
Ellos robaron la picha de Hitler2006Padre del Dr. Weissman (as Jess Franco)
See you later Cowabunga: La maldición del cenachero diabólico!2004
Rossa Venezia2003Video as Jess Franco
Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos2003Miyagi
Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell1999Dr. James Wong (as Jess Franco)
Red Silk1999VideoGrunevaldi (voice)
Vampire Blues1999VideoThe Merchant
El abuelo, la condesa y Escarlata la traviesa1992
Esmeralda Bay1989Boat Captain
Esa cosa con plumas1988
Las chicas del tanga1987Ángel (voice, uncredited)
La chica de los labios rojos1986Profesor Karame (uncredited)
La sombra del judoka contra el doctor Wong1985Dr. Wong (as Jess Franco)
Viaje a Bangkok, ataúd incluido1985uncredited
Bahía blanca1984El Miserias (uncredited)
Una rajita para dos1984Tom
Lilian (la virgen pervertida)1984Bernardo (uncredited)
El siniestro doctor Orloff1984Agapito (uncredited)
Night Has a Thousand Desires1984Psiquiatra (uncredited)
Camino solitario1984Doctor Callman (uncredited)
Macumba sexual1983Recepcionista (as Juan G. Cabral)
Gemidos de placer1983Fenul (voice, uncredited)
La noche de los sexos abiertos1983Conde (uncredited)
Botas negras, látigo de cuero1983Matón en cementerio de coches (voice, uncredited)
En busca del dragón dorado1983as James P. Johnson
Los blues de la calle Pop (Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8)1983Sam Chesterfield (uncredited)
Sangre en mis zapatos1983Secuestrador (uncredited)
Oasis of the Zombies1982Zombie
Die Säge des Todes1981Doctor (uncredited)
Hellhole Women1981Lucas
Sex Is Crazy1981The Film Director (uncredited)
White Cannibal Queen1980Mr. Martin (uncredited)
Justine and the Whip1979Strange Guy (as Jess Frank)
Je brûle de partout1979uncredited
El sádico de Notre-Dame1979Mathis Vogel
Shining Sex1977Dr. Seward
Die Sklavinnen1977Radeck's Assistant
Kiss Me Killer1977Marcel
Wanda, the Wicked Warden1977Dr. Milton Arcos (as Jess Franco)
Les emmerdeuses1976Cameo (uncredited)
Barbed Wire Dolls1976Maria's Father (uncredited)
Midnight Party1976Janos Radeck
Downtown - Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt1975Al Pereira
L'éventreur de Notre-Dame1975Mathis Vogel (as Jess Frank)
Les nuits brûlantes de Linda1975Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Female Vampire1975Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Sexorcismes1975Mathis Vogel
Women Behind Bars1975Bill (as Clifford Brown)
Hommes de joie pour femmes vicieuses1974
Les possédées du diable1974Doctor
Celestine, Maid at Your Service1974Le dormeur (uncredited)
La noche de los asesinos1974Andy (as J. Franco)
Al otro lado del espejo1973The Pianist (uncredited)
La nuit des étoiles filantes1973Basilio (as Jesus Manera)
Le journal intime d'une nymphomane1973Inspector Hernandez (uncredited)
La maldición de Frankenstein1973Morpho (as J. Franco)
Eugénie1973Attila Tanner (uncredited)
El misterio del castillo rojo1973
Los ojos siniestros del doctor Orloff1973Lord Comfort (uncredited)
Les ebranlées1972
Dr. M schlägt zu1972Crosby / Drunk Man in Nightclub
La fille de Dracula1972Cyril Jefferson
Robinson und seine wilden Sklavinnen1972Film Director (uncredited)
Der Todesrächer von Soho1972Gonzales
Sie tötete in Ekstase1971Dr. Donen (uncredited)
X312 - Flight to Hell1971Man at John Somers' (uncredited)
Vampyros Lesbos1971Memmet
Der Teufel kam aus Akasava1971Tino Celli (uncredited)
Juliette1970Short
Count Dracula1970Van Helsing's servant (uncredited)
Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion1970Man on red ritual scene (uncredited)
Deine Zärtlichkeiten1969
Venus in Furs1969Jazz musician (uncredited)
Kiss Me Monster1969Abilene's Contact Man
Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu1969Inspector Ahmet (uncredited)
Che!1969Sgt. Terrazas (uncredited)
Marquis de Sade's Justine1969White turbaned host in theatre (uncredited)
Sadist Erotica1969Napoleon Bolivard
Rio 701969Guitar Player (uncredited)
99 Women1969uncredited
The Blood of Fu Manchu1968Inspector Ahmet (uncredited)
Succubus1968Writer (uncredited)
Lucky, el intrépido1967Hombre en el tren
The Diabolical Dr. Z1966Inspector Tanner (uncredited)
Cartes sur table1966Pianist (uncredited)
Residencia para espías1966Piano player (uncredited)
La muerte silba un blues1964Saxofonista en Club de Nueva Orleans (uncredited)
El extraño viaje1964Venancio Vidal
The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll1964Piano Player
The Awful Dr. Orlof1962Pianista (uncredited)
Ana dice sí1958uncredited
Around the World in Eighty Days1956Extra (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Revenge of the Alligator Ladies2013as Pablo Villa
Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies2012as Pablo Villa
La cripta de las condenadas2012
Snakewoman2005as Jess Franco
Jess Franco's Passion2005Video as Jess Franco
Jess Franco's Perversion2005Video as Jess Franco
Las primeras veces2003Short
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula2002as Jess Franco
Incubus2002Video
Vampire Junction2001as Jess Franco
Blind Target2000as Jess Franco
Helter Skelter2000as Jess Franco
Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell1999as Jess Franco
Vampire Blues1999Video
Lust for Frankenstein1998Video
Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula1998Video
Tender Flesh1997as Jess Franco
El abuelo, la condesa y Escarlata la traviesa1992as Pablo Villa
Slave of Crime1987as Pablo Villa
La chica de los labios rojos1986
Las chuponas1986as Pablo Villa
Alone Against Terror1986as Pablo Villa
Entre pitos anda el juego1986as Pablo Villa
El mirón y la exhibicionista1986as Pablo Villa
El ojete de Lulú1986as Pablo Villa
Fury in the Tropics1986as Pablo Villa
Para las nenas, leche calentita1986as Pablo Villa
El chupete de Lulú1985as Pablo Villa
La mansión de los muertos vivientes1985as Pablo Villa
Bangkok, cita con la muerte1985as Pablo Villa
La esclava blanca1985
La sombra del judoka contra el doctor Wong1985as Pablo Villa
Viaje a Bangkok, ataúd incluido1985as Dennis Farnon
Una rajita para dos1984as Pablo Villa
El siniestro doctor Orloff1984as Pablo Villa
Night Has a Thousand Desires1984as Pablo Villa
Historia sexual de O1984as Pablo Villa
Macumba sexual1983as Pablo Villa
El hotel de los ligues1983as Pablo Villa
Confesiones íntimas de una exhibicionista1983as Pablo Villa
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro1983as Pablo Villa
Revenge in the House of Usher1983as Pablo Villa
La noche de los sexos abiertos1983as Pablo Villa
Botas negras, látigo de cuero1983as Pablo Villa
En busca del dragón dorado1983as Pablo Villa
Los blues de la calle Pop (Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8)1983as Jesus Franco
Sangre en mis zapatos1983as Pablo Villa
Oasis of the Zombies1982as Pablo Villa
El lago de las vírgenes1982as Pablo Villa
El huésped de la niebla1982Short documentary
La chica de las bragas transparentes1981as Pablo Villa
Aberraciones sexuales de una mujer casada1981as Pablo Villa
Les filles de Copacabana1981as Pablo Villa
Hellhole Women1981
Sex Is Crazy1981as Pablo Villa
El caníbal1980as Jess Franco
Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie1980
Ópalo de fuego: Mercaderes del sexo1980
Sinfonía erótica1980
Un silencio de tumba1976as David Kuhne
Un capitán de quince años1974as David Kuhne
Los ojos siniestros del doctor Orloff1973as David Khunne
Dr. M schlägt zu1972as David Khune
Vampyros Lesbos1971as David Khune
Cuadrilátero1970
Misión Lisboa1965as Jess Frank
Tenemos 18 años1959
Oro español1959Documentary short
Historias de Madrid1958
El hombre que viajaba despacito1957
El árbol de España1957Documentary short
Cómicos1954

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Revenge of the Alligator Ladies2013as Jess Franco
Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies2012as Jess Franco
La cripta de las condenadas: Parte II2012as Jess Franco
La cripta de las condenadas2012
Paula-Paula2010Video as Jess Franco
La cripta de las mujeres malditas2008
La cripta de las mujeres malditas II2008
Kori1997
El abuelo, la condesa y Escarlata la traviesa1992uncredited
La chute des aigles1989as J.P. Johnson
Slave of Crime1987
Phollastía1987
Las chicas del tanga1987
Sida, la peste del siglo XX1986
Las chuponas1986
Entre pitos anda el juego1986
El mirón y la exhibicionista1986
Fury in the Tropics1986
Las tribulaciones de un Buda Bizco1986
Las últimas de Filipinas1986
Para las nenas, leche calentita1986
El chupete de Lulú1985
La mansión de los muertos vivientes1985
Un pito para tres1985
Bangkok, cita con la muerte1985
Bahía blanca1984
Lilian (la virgen pervertida)1984uncredited
¿Cuánto cobra un espía?1984uncredited
Night Has a Thousand Desires1984uncredited
Historia sexual de O1984uncredited
Macumba sexual1983uncredited
El hotel de los ligues1983
Gemidos de placer1983
La casa de las mujeres perdidas1983uncredited
Confesiones íntimas de una exhibicionista1983
La noche de los sexos abiertos1983uncredited
Botas negras, látigo de cuero1983
En busca del dragón dorado1983
Oasis of the Zombies1982
Emmanuelle Exposed1982
La chica de las bragas transparentes1981
Les filles de Copacabana1981
Hellhole Women1981
Female Vampire1975as P. Querut
Women Behind Bars1975as Raymond Dubois
Celestine, Maid at Your Service1974uncredited
Plaisir1974uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ciudad Baja (Downtown Heat)1994producer
Jungle of Fear1993Video executive producer
¡Biba la banda!1987executive producer
Les amazones du temple d'or1986presentation producer - as Jess Frank
Las últimas de Filipinas1986associate producer
Dirty Game in Casablanca1985producer - uncredited
Una de chinos1985producer
Viaje a Bangkok, ataúd incluido1985producer - uncredited
Bahía blanca1984producer
The Panther Squad1984presentation producer - as Dan Simon
¿Cuánto cobra un espía?1984producer - uncredited
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro1983producer
Cecilia1983producer
Revenge in the House of Usher1983producer - as J.P. Johnson
Un silencio de tumba1976producer
Juliette1970Short producer
Rififí en la ciudad1963associate producer
Luna de verano1959delegate producer
Ana dice sí1958delegate producer
Señora ama1955assistant producer - uncredited
Nosotros dos1955assistant producer - uncredited
Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies2012producer
La cripta de las condenadas: Parte II2012producer
La cripta de las condenadas2012producer
La cripta de las mujeres malditas2008producer - as Jess Franco
La cripta de las mujeres malditas II2008producer - as Jess Franco
Astral2002Documentary short producer
Lust for Frankenstein1998Video producer
Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula1998Video producer - as Jess Franco
Tender Flesh1997executive producer - as Jess Franco

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paula-Paula2010Video as Jess Franco
Falo Crest1987as Terry De Corsia
Phollastía1987as Terry De Corsia
La chica de los labios rojos1986
Fury in the Tropics1986as Joan Almirall
Las últimas de Filipinas1986
La mansión de los muertos vivientes1985as Joan Almirall
Night Has a Thousand Desires1984as Joan Almirall
Camino solitario1984as Joan Almirall
Macumba sexual1983as Joan Almirall
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro1983as Pablo Villa
Revenge in the House of Usher1983
La noche de los sexos abiertos1983as Joan Almirall
Los blues de la calle Pop (Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8)1983as Jesus Franco
El huésped de la niebla1982Short documentary
Justine and the Whip1979as Dave Tough
Weiße Haut und schwarze Schenkel1976
Barbed Wire Dolls1976as David Khunne
Die Marquise von Sade1976
Downtown - Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt1975as David Khunne
Female Vampire1975as Joan Vincent
Women Behind Bars1975
Celestine, Maid at Your Service1974uncredited
Plaisir1974uncredited

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Quixote1992assistant director - uncredited
¡Biba la banda!1987second unit director - uncredited
Treasure Island1965Short first assistant director: second unit
Chimes at Midnight1965second unit director
Historias de Madrid1958assistant director
Fulano y Mengano1957assistant director
El hombre que viajaba despacito1957assistant director
Viaje de novios1956assistant director
Miedo1956assistant director
Coyote1956assistant director
Señora ama1955assistant director - uncredited
Death of a Cyclist1955assistant director
Coyote1955assistant director
Nosotros dos1955assistant director - uncredited
Felices pascuas1954assistant director
Cómicos1954assistant director

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula2002script supervisor - as Rosa M. Almirall
De entre los zapatos2002Short set production assistant
Don Quixote1992supervising director
Chicas de alquiler1974French dialog
Eugénie1973special consultant - as J.F. Manner

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Der Todesrächer von Soho1972composer: incidental music - as Pablo Villa
La muerte silba un blues1964composer: jazz music and songs
Tenemos 18 años1959soloist: harpsichord / soloist: piano

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Quixote1992editing director - as Jess Franco / post-production - as Jess Franco

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula2002writer: "Farewell Duke", "Salsa Infernal" - as Jess Franco
Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula1998Video performer: "Take Your Hair Off", "Ballad for a Bad Girl", "It's a Shit Life"

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paula-Paula2010Video special effects - as Jess Franco

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gemidos de placer1983

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
¡Biba la banda!1987costumer - as Rosa Mª Almirall

Make Up Department

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vampyros Lesbos1971special makeup effects artist

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
55 Days at Peking1963assistant production manager - uncredited

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Poison Ivy1953dubbing supervisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacrespecial thanks filming
Big Hair, Long Lashes2017in memory of
S & M: Les Sadiques2016dedicatee - as Jess Franco
Ballet of Blood2015in memory of
I Made Out with the Marquis De Sade (and Other Lovely Lies)2014Short special thanks
Deadly Punkettes2014in memory of
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
McGuffin2014Short dedicatee
Faraday2013thanks - as Jess Franco
Hot Nights of Jess2013Video short special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista2013TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Frankenstein's Hungry Dead2013very special thanks
Tráiganme la Cabeza de la Mujer Metralleta2012acknowledgment
Dracula 0.92012thanks
The Key to Annabel Lee2011Short special thanks
Return of the Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies2010Short special thanks - as Jess Franco
The Opening2009Short acknowledgment
Quiet Nights of Blood and Pain2009Video thanks - as Jess Franco
Naked Trip2008Video dedicatee - as Jess Franco
Sexo Canibal2008Video documentary short special thanks
Franco Moon2008Video short special thanks
Sexual Aberrations of Cecilia2007Video documentary short special thanks
Beloved Count2007Video documentary short thanks - as Jess Franco
Bloody Jess2007TV Movie documentary thanks - as Jess Franco
Franco's O2007Video documentary short special thanks
The Inconfessable Orgies of Jess2007Video documentary short special thanks - as Jess Franco
36 pasos2006spiritual support
Ban the Sadist Videos!2005Video documentary special thanks - as Jess Franco
99 Women: Jess' Women2005Video documentary short special thanks
Sadomaniac2004Video documentary short special thanks
The Perils and Pleasures of Justine2004Video short special thanks
The Fall of Fu Manchu2003Video documentary short special thanks
The Rise of Fu Manchu2003Video documentary short special thanks
Perversion Stories2002Video documentary short special thanks
Jungfrau am Abgrund1990dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vampyros Jesús2015Video documentary shortHimself
Llámale Jess Redux2014DocumentaryHimself
Jess Franco und Lina Romay in München, Juli 20012014Video documentary shortHimself (as Jess Franco)
La ira de Jesús2013Documentary shortHimself
Le dernier film de Jess Franco2013DocumentaryHimself
Hot Nights of Jess2013Video shortHimself
Lina and Jess Discussing Linda2013Video shortHimself
Mysterious Dreams2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Horror of Orlof2013Video documentary shortHimself
A ritmo de Jess2013DocumentaryHimself
Tío Jess2012ShortHimself
Destiny in Soft Focus2012Video documentary shortHimself
Coffin of Light2009DocumentaryHimself
Por la gracia de Luis2009DocumentaryHimself (as Jess Franco)
Idoru2009ShortHimself - Destino TV Interviewee
Te en-video2009Video documentaryHimself
23 premios Goya2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Honorary Award
Días de cine2008TV SeriesHimself
Sexo Canibal2008Video documentary shortHimself
Franco De Sade2008Video documentary shortHimself
Franco Moon2008Video shortHimself
Sexual Aberrations of Cecilia2007Video documentary shortHimself
Beloved Count2007Video documentary shortHimself
Bloody Jess2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Jess Franco)
Franco's O2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Inconfessable Orgies of Jess2007Video documentary shortHimself - Interviewee (as Jess Franco)
The Real Blue Nuns2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Jess Franco)
Macumba sexual: Voodoo Jess2006Video documentary shortHimself
Mansion of the Living Dead: The Mansion Jess Built2006Video documentary shortHimself
Ban the Sadist Videos!2005Video documentaryHimself (as Jess Franco)
Brunnen2005DocumentaryHimself (as Jess Franco)
99 Women: Jess' Women2005Video documentary shortHimself
Jess' Women2005Video documentary shortHimself
Jesús in Furs2005Video documentary shortHimself
Noche sin tregua2004TV SeriesHimself
Uhf2004TV SeriesHimself
The Brain Behind 'Faceless'2004Video shortHimself
Rolling in Rio2004Video documentary shortHimself
Sadomaniac2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Perils and Pleasures of Justine2004Video shortHimself
The Fall of Fu Manchu2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Rise of Fu Manchu2003Video documentary shortHimself
On the Threshold to Another World2003Video documentary shortHimself
Versión española2003TV SeriesHimself
Farewell to the Deuce2002DocumentaryHimself (as Jess Franco)
Perversion Stories2002Video documentary shortHimself
Antena Criminal: Making a Jess Franco Movie2002Video documentaryHimself
Once Upon a Time in Europe2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Llámale Jess2000DocumentaryHimself (as Jess Franco)
Orson Welles en el país de Don Quijote2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Eurotika!1999TV Series documentaryHimself
A noite en blanco1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lo + plus1996TV SeriesHimself
Cuadecuc, vampir1971DocumentaryHimself / Van Helsing's Servant (uncredited)
Flash 051967Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Conversation with Jack Taylor2015Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Handsome Harker2015Video documentary shortHimself
Soledad Miranda, una flor en el desierto2015DocumentaryHimself
Queridos monstruos2014DocumentaryHimself
Zarpazos! Un Viaje Por El Spanish Horror2013DocumentaryHimself
Versión española2013TV SeriesHimself
Jess et Lina2012Video documentary short
Les gardiennes du pénitencier1979Oncle Jess (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Honorary GoyaGoya Awards
2009Honorary AwardTuria Awards
2007Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1960Best Spanish Language Short FilmSan Sebastián International Film FestivalEstampas guipuzcoanas número 2: Pío Baroja (1960)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012New Visions AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest Motion PictureAl Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies (2012)


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#Quote
1I think a censor is a kind of dictator. The thing is so old-fashioned. They try to cut our wings. It's a pain in the ass. I hate that. I like freedom. I have always liked freedom. I left Spain because I liked freedom. Someone who says to me, "You have to cut that because you can see the feet!", Fuck you! I never went along with that. No, when I say I never went along with that, I left Spain the second time because of that and I went to see the head censor and I told him, "You know I am leaving this country because you are here. You are an asshole! You piss me off. I'm leaving." Then I left and took my plane. What does it all mean? Who judges? Who is the judge? Who decides? Who has the truth? Who holds the truth with a capital "T"? No one! So there's nothing worse than bullshit that cuts people's wings.
2But I never made a film thinking that I'd win the Grand Prize in Cannes. Never. I always thought it would be so beautiful for my films to be shown in theaters in the suburbs and the theater is packed with people who are enjoying my films. There it is. That's more than enough. There's nothing else.
3I feel that cinema should be like a box of surprises, like a magic box. And in that world, anything is allowed to enter, as long as it's always treated with a spirit of "Pop!". Not in the spirit of "Now you understand the problems of society in 1947". No, I don't give a shit about that. I think cinema should be like magic, a surprise, that's all. That's why, to conclude, I love movies . . . and stories.
4I'm not a false intellectual like so many in the business. But I think that cinema is an art form in itself. It's an artistic expression that, let's say, makes the public happy.

#Trademark
1His films frequently feature nightclub scenes, hotels, beaches and mind control.
2Frequent use of zoom lens

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