Antonio Margheriti

Active - 1967 - 1991  |   Born - Sep 19, 1930   |   Died - Nov 4, 2002   |   Genres - Adventure, Action, Science Fiction, Drama

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A most prolific filmmaker, Italy's Antonio Margheriti changed his name to Anthony M. Dawson and was also occasionally billed as "Anthony Daisies." Best known for his Mario Bava imitations (Horror Castle), his James Bond rip-offs (Lightning Bolt), his Disney-esque Mr. Superinvisible (1970), his Jaws clone Killer Fish (1979) and his Schwarzenegger wannabe The Commander (1988); he also directed such Italian pictures as Wild, Wild Planet (1963) and Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (1967). Anthony M. Dawson should not be confused with British character actor Anthony Dawson (Dial M for Murder, Midnight Lace, and Curse of the Werewolf).

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