One of the most important directors in the history of Argentine cinema. He established himself with the film Chingolo (1940), where he directed Luis Sandrini with craft. The following year, he delivered one of his first classics, El cura gaucho, starring Enrique Muiño as the popular religious man. In 1941, he founded the company Artistas Argentinos Asociados along with Muiño, Elías Alippi, Francisco Petrone, Ángel Magaña, and Enrique Faustín. With that company, he shot his masterpiece, La guerra gaucha, in 1942. With a screenplay by Ulyses Petit de Murat and Homero Manzi, the film received many awards and was broke a box-office record. Then, he shot Su mejor alumno (1944), a biography of historical figure Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. With Hugo Fregonese, he co-directed Pampa bárbara in 1945. Among the films he made during the 50s, Los isleros (1951) and Zafra (1958) stand out. With Hijo del hombre, he received the Perla del Cantábrico award at the San Sebastián Film Festival in 1961.