Murat Petit Ulyses (Buenos Aires, 1907 – January 28, Argentina – 19 August 1983) was a poet, writer, playwright and journalist Argentine. Son of Ulysses Petit Fedra Regúnaga and Murat and his real name was Ulises but when he started writing became it Ulyses for wrote, avoid add to its already long name the word son to stand out from his father. He is the author wrote the greatest number of scripts for the Argentine cinema films until 2008.


Its beginnings

He made his secondary studies at the Colegio Nacional de San Isidro, Buenos Aires province, Argentina and initiated advocacy interrupted to devote himself to literature and journalism. To collaborate regularly in publications of Buenos Aires, La Nación El Hogar, El Sol and major magazines of avant garde, joined the daily criticism. He was head of the music page, in which he made the first notes on jazz and then co-directed with Jorge Luis Borges literary supplement designed to compete with its similar La Nación newspaper and La Prensa.

Literary work

In 1926 the Martín Fierro magazine first published his poetry. Followed publication of commemorations (1929), faces (1931), The Islands that Petit Murat in 1935 won the Municipal award of poetry that gave the municipality of the city of Buenos Aires and tide of tears (1937).

Martín Fierro, literary movement of avant-garde comprising Macedonio Fernández, Jorge Luis Borges, Oliverio girondo, Eduardo mallea and other prominent Argentine literature took part of the literary group.

Petit Murat developed the themes of love, death and the mystery but always from the biographical facts considered “essential, nothing abstract” in free verse.

Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo bioy Casares, Silvina ocampo and his poem splendid marks of tears were included among the top 5 of the Argentine literature published an anthology of contemporary poetry.

He was two years boarding with tuberculosis in a sanatorium Ascochinga, Province of Córdoba (Argentina) and with this experience he wrote the novel the balcony towards the death by which received the national prize for literature for the three years 1942-43-44.


Translated from English where the cross is made of Eugene O’Neill in collaboration with Jorge Luis Borges, the proceedings against Oscar Wilde and D. h. Lawrence of Lady Chatterley’s lover, the latter the first translation of the work to the Spanish. He also made the translation from French of the flowers of evil in Baudelaire.

Its work for the theatre

He wrote the plays the sand bride (in collaboration with Homero Manzi, 1945), Yrigoyen (in collaboration with César Tiempo) and A mirror for the Holy (in collaboration with Tullius Demichelli). Sand bride narrates the drama of Elisa Brown, daughter of Admiral William Brown, who committed suicide before the death of her boyfriend in a naval engagement. The play premiered on 7 March 1945 with Delia garcés and Orestes caviglia performance in leading roles, backed by a cast of front-line actors such as Enrique Diosdado, Milagros de la Vega, Margarita Corona, Alita Román and Sapelli Sunday and was very well received by critics.

Ulyses Petit Murat.

His association with tango

Within the framework of the project of Ben Molar 16 for tango wrote the lyrics of tango “Bailate a tango, Ricardo” to which was set to music the composer Juan D’arienzo. The letter refers to a mythical episode in the history of tango by Ricardo güiraldes in Paris. It is the receipt of this new dance by high streets in Parisian society where well-to-do Argentines traveling to that city were linked. He also wrote the milonga “I am dark Graciela”, with music by astor piazzolla film Stranger tenderness of 1964. In that film Aegle Martin sings all the soundtrack, composed by Piazzolla, Lucio Milena and Petit Murat and other topics.

Its relationship to cinema

In 1932 became a section of film criticism, in whose head replaced in 1939 and Arturo S. mom writes his first screenplay for the movie prisoner of land four stories of Horacio quiroga, adaptation made in collaboration with a son, named Dario Quiroga which followed in 1940 of the finger on the trigger, in collaboration with Homero manzi.

In November 1941 was a founding member and member of the first Board of Directors of the Academy of Arts and Sciences Argentina motion picture.

For forty years he continued his work and became the most prolific Argentine writer to date (2008) with more than sixty works. These scripts include those of a man, La Guerra Gaucha and best student, written in collaboration with Homero Manzi.

Activity in exile

Between 1951 and 1958 he was exiled in Mexico for political reasons.[ 4 ], and there he wrote more than forty films for Mexican cinema, scripts for Spain and one for two novels that were simultaneously published in Argentina and Mexico and Brazil. Also a version of Sophocles Oedipus King it premiered in the city of Mexico.

The arguments written in Mexico, among the delivery, which was filmed starring Córdova Arthur and Marga Lopez and lunatic asylum with a group of young artists, who was the first film shot on the rock and roll, with a huge box office success. He had on radio Universidad, dependent of the Autonomous National University of Mexico, a space of one hour and fifteen minutes, dedicated to the dissemination of Argentine literature.

Return to the country

29 May 1958 United States international institute of arts and letters incorporated it as a member of that institution, for his literary merits. He was sworn in at international film festivals such as the thirteenth International Cannes Film Festival (1960), which joined the jury of the feature-length films with figures of the importance of Georges simenon and Arthur miller. He was also President of the grand jury of the Festival of cinema of Mar del Plata international in 1959.

In 1969 he was elected President of SADE, Argentina society of writers. That same year he obtained along with Mario soffici, the Grand Prize of the Fund national of Arts, for his work in the national cinematography. 1968 Made scripts for several films of historical subject to lead Leopoldo Torre nilsson: Martín Fierro (1968), the holy sword (1970) and Güemes (1971) by Alfredo Alcón.

He wrote Sixto Pondal rivers test, genius and Benito Lynch figure and open letter to young people in year 2000 (1970), as well as book memoir the night of my city.

It was also during various periods, Secretary General of General Argentina authors society ARGENTORES, jury President Prize KONEX and the television program Odol asks jury. In 1979, he was invited by the Spanish Radio and television for a cycle of stories to the most important South American writers, along with Borges, mujica láinez, Ernesto sabato, etc. In 1980, was living writer more filmed, scripted in the world.

He died of a heart attack on 19 August 1983 and up to few hours before he had been working in the National Fund of the arts was President. Left wife, two children and five grandchildren – among the writer Claudia Petit of Murat – of numerous great-grandchildren.

He was regarded as “The poet of the pathetic lines” by Jorge Luis Borges and it said Gabriela Mistral: “Petit Murat bare bone death

To dismiss his Dardo Cúneo remains President of SADE, expressed “The God of your poetry awaits you with open doors”.

In an interview journalism being President of the SADE was defined himself as a poet in saying that “the only real creative enjoyment so I get to create a poem”.


* Devil’s got the leg (1980) in collaboration with Carlos rinaldi and Angel r. Martin Petit Murat Ulyses argument. Dir. Carlos Rinaldi.

* Process to infamy (1978) in collaboration with César Tiempo (José dominiani screenplay adaptation.) Dir. Alejandro Doria.

* Should not be loosened to life (1975) in collaboration with César Tiempo argument Salvador valverde Calvo. Dir. Enrique Carreras.

* The processed (1975) in collaboration with César Tiempo José Dominiani screenplay adaptation.

* Andrea (1973). Dir. Carlos rinaldi.

* I love that girl (1973) according to Alfonso step argument. Dir. Enrique Carreras.

* My son Ceferino Namuncurá (1973). Dir. Jorge mobaied.

* Güemes, Earth in arms (1971), in collaboration with Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Luis peak Estrada and Beatriz Guido. Dir. Leopoldo Torre nilsson.

* The holy sword (1971) argument in collaboration with Leopoldo Torre Nilsson. Dir. Leopoldo Torre nilsson.

* Maternity leave without men (1968). Dir. Carlos rinaldi.

* The right to happiness (1968) in collaboration with Carlos Rinaldi according to play four walls and a roof renée lew and Carlos marzi. Dir. Carlos rinaldi.

* Martin Fierro (1968), in collaboration with Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Luis peak Estrada, Edmundo eichelbaum, Héctor grossi and Beatriz Guido on the eponymous poem by José Hernández. Dir. Leopoldo Torre nilsson.

* !To hell with this cure (1967).! Dir. Carlos rinaldi.

* Wild Pampa (1966). Is a new version of Pampa Bárbara, scripted by Hugo fregonese and John Nelson on the book of Ulyses Petit by Murat and Homero manzi. Dir. Hugo fregonese

* The Tracker stories of Julio cortázar (1965). Dir. Osias Wilensky.

* Esquiú, a light on the path (1965) in collaboration with Carlos Pérez Cánepa. Dir. Ralph pappier

* Strange tenderness (1964) Dir. Daniel tinayre

* The romance of a gaucho (1961) as Benito lynch work. Dir. Ruben w. Cavalloti.

* Chucho treasure the Roto (1960) in collaboration with Philip Mier Miranda and Gilberto Martinez plots. Dir. Gilberto Martínez plots.

* The last fight (1959) script and history in collaboration with Julio porter. Dir. Julian Soler.

* That children will lie in collaboration with Carlos a. Petit (1959). Dir. Rogelio a. González.

* Lunatic asylum (1959) in collaboration with Augusto Benedico and José Diaz Morales. Dir. Jose Diaz Morales.

* Women of fire (1959) in collaboration with Neptalí Beltrán and Tito Davison according to José Mauro de vasconcelos Vazante work. Dir. Tito davison and oswaldo louzada.

* My child, my horse and me (1959). Dir. Miguel M. Delgado.

* Adolescent rebellion (1959). Dir. Jose Diaz Morales.

* The money of God (1959). Dir. Román Vinoly Barreto.

* Mysteries of black magic (1958). Dir. Miguel M. Delgado.

* Tragic cabaret (1958). Adaptation. Dir. Alfonso Corona blake.

* Forbidden love (1958) on the novel Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy. Dir. Luis César amadori.

* Sweet enemy (1957) adaptation in collaboration with Tulio demicheli and Tito Davison on novel André-paul antoine L´ennemie. Dir. Tito davison.

* Unbridled youth (1956) script and adaptation in collaboration with José Diaz Morales. Dir. Jose Diaz Morales.

* Unfaithful wives (1956). Dir. Jose Diaz Morales.

* Amazing tune (1956) (uncredited). Dir. Tulio demicheli.

* Angel face (1956). Dir. Miguel morayta

* A love story (1956). Dir. Roberto gavaldón

* Forever my love forever or always for you (1955) in collaboration with Nativity Zaro and Tito Davison. Dir. Tito davison.

* Blue beard or The hassle of Bluebeard (1955) in collaboration with Oscar Brooks. Dir. Gilberto Martínez plots.

* Prisoner of the past (1954) in collaboration with Jesús Cárdenas and Tito Davison. Dir. Tito davison.

* Delivery (1954) adaptation and script in collaboration with Tito Davison. Dir. Julian Soler.

* Mulata (1954) dialogues. Dir. Gilberto Martínez plots.

* The doubt (1954). Dir. Alejandro Galindo.

* The count of Monte Cristo (1954). In collaboration with Leon Klimovsky on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, Dir. León klimovsky.

* It’s never too late for love (1953) history. Dir. Tito davison.

* A handsome 900 the homonymous work of Samuel eichelbaum (1952). Dir. Lucas Demare

* The street next to the Moon (1951). Dir. Román Vinoly Barreto.

* The slope (1951) in collaboration with Samuel Eichelbaum according to the story The earring of William irish (Cornell Woolrich). Dir. Mario soffici.

* Live a moment (1951) in collaboration with Tulio Demicheli. Dir. Tulio demicheli.

* The immortal comedy (1951) in collaboration with Tulio Demicheli. Dir. Tulio demicheli.

* The strange case of the man and the beast or man and the beast (1951), based on the novel The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis stevenson. Dir. Mario soffici.

* The Orchid According to L´Orchidea of Sem Benelli (1951). Dir. Enrique arancibia

* Suburb (1951). Dir. León klimovsky.

* Arrabalera (1950) in collaboration with Tulio Demicheli according to Samuel eichelbaum A Servando Gómez. Dir. Tulio demicheli.

* Far from heaven (1950) in collaboration with Tulio Demicheli. Dir. catrano catrani.

* The great temptation (1948). Dir, Ernesto arancibia.

* Land of the fuego-Sinfonía barbaric (1948) Dir. Mario soffici.

* I’ll never tell you goodbye (1947) in collaboration with Homero Manzi. Dir. Lucas demare.

* Rose America (1946) in collaboration with Homero Manzi. Dir. Alberto zavalía.

* Where are dying words (1946) in collaboration with Homero Manzi. Dir. Hugo fregonese

* Barbaric Pampa (1945) in collaboration with Homero Manzi. Dir. Lucas demare and Hugo fregonese.

* Best student (1944) in collaboration with Homero Manzi on “Life of Dominguito” Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Dir. Lucas demare.

* A man (1943) in collaboration with Homero Manzi according to novel of Miguel de Unamuno nothing less than a man. Dir. Pierre Laurentian.

* Guerra Gaucha (1942) in collaboration with Homero Manzi. Dir. Lucas demare.

* Old piggy bank (1942) in collaboration with Homero Manzi on the homonymous work of Carlos Damel and Camilo Dartés. Dir. Lucas demare.

* The path of the flames (1942) in collaboration with Homero Manzi on the novel by Hugo wast. Dir. Mario sóffici.

* High Castle (1941) in collaboration with Homero Manzi. Dir. Luis José moglia barth.

* The finger on the trigger (1940) in collaboration