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1. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

2. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

3. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Writers: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

4. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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81 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Writers: Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

5. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Writers: Umberto Eco, Andrew Birkin, Gérard Brach, Howard Franklin, Alain Godard | Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

6. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Writers: Amy Berg, Billy McMillin | Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

7. 1900 (1976)

R | 317 min | Drama

7.8
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Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

8. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Writers: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski | Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Writers: Sonya Levien, Bruno Frank, Victor Hugo | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

10. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but cannot seem to win the approval of her spoiled daughter.

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, James M. Cain | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

11. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Writers: John Katzenbach, Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone | Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

12. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

13. Submarino (2010)

105 min | Drama

7.6
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Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.

Writers: Jonas T. Bengtsson, Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg | Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Jakob Cedergren

14. Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.

Writers: David Peace, Tony Grisoni | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, John Henshaw, Anthony Flanagan

15. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

16. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

17. Death and the Maiden (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.

Writers: Ariel Dorfman, Rafael Yglesias | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova

18. House of D (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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33 Metascore

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Writer: David Duchovny | Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin

19. Female Trouble (1974)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitchhiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

20. Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.

Writers: Tony Grisoni, David Peace | Director: James Marsh | Stars: Warren Clarke, Paddy Considine, James Fox, David Calder

21. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

7.7
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79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Writers: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

22. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary

8.1
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85 Metascore

A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Gary Gitchell, Todd Moore, Dana Moore, Pam Hobbs

23. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)

111 min | Crime, Documentary

8.1
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Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Ann Finnell, Patrick McGuinness, James Williams, Michael Glover

24. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Writers: Pik Wah Lee, Wei Lu | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

25. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Writer: T.R. Bowen | Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Polly Adams

26. A Killer Among Friends (1992 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

6.7
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The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.

Writers: Christopher Lofton, John Miglis, Charles Robert Carner | Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Patty Duke, Margaret Welsh, Tiffani Thiessen, Angie Rae McKinney

27. Send Me No Flowers (1964)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A hypochondriac thinks he's dying this time, and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands.

Writers: Norman Barasch, Carroll Moore, Julius J. Epstein | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Paul Lynde

28. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary

7.7
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Melissa Byers, Norris Deajon, Tim Sullivan

29. Things Change (1988)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance ... See full summary »

Writers: David Mamet, Shel Silverstein | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, J.J. Johnston

30. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Mario Monicelli | Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Totò

31. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

32. The Dark Knight in the Playroom (2013 Video)

8 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.9
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Stars: Jessica Fildes, James Fildes

33. Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)

R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller

4.7
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Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

Writers: Karl Harter, Michael Caughill, Michael Graf, John Besmer, Eric Mandelbaum | Director: Eric Mandelbaum | Stars: Thora Birch, Keith Carradine, Brendan Sexton III, Leo Fitzpatrick

34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.6
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Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Gay, Victor Hugo | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist

35. Brother's Keeper (1992)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert was a member of a family of four elderly brothers, working as semi-literate farmers ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward, Walt Geisler

36. Black and White (2002)

99 min | Drama

6.7
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Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart.

Writer: Louis Nowra | Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, David Ngoombujarra

37. Absolution (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Shaffer | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley, Billy Connolly

38. Garde à vue (1981)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.

Writers: John Wainwright, Claude Miller, Jean Herman, Michel Audiard | Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider, Guy Marchand

39. Parting Shots (1998)

Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.8
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After learning he is dying from cancer an failed photographer illegally buys a pistol and decides to go vigilante and get his revenge on all those who have made his life a misery.

Writers: Michael Winner, Nick Mead | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Chris Rea, Felicity Kendal, John Cleese, Bob Hoskins

40. Three Came Home (1950)

Approved | 106 min | War, Drama

7.4
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The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she ... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Agnes Newton Keith | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

41. The School Girls (1970)

90 min | Drama

4.6
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A teenage girl is caught petting with the bus driver during an outing. The school's parent council discusses her punishment. One parent, a psychologist, suggests that her behavior is not ... See full summary »

Writers: Günther Hunold, Kurt Seelmann, Günther Heller | Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Günther Kieslich, Wolf Harnisch, Helga Kruck, Friedrich von Thun

42. The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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While a speleologist is exploring a cave near a village in the north of Spain, his girlfriend is attacked in the nearby woods. His reaction leads to a tragic chain of events.

Writer: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo | Director: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo | Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Judith Diakhate, Celso Bugallo, Manuel Morón

43. Al Capone (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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This factual biography of gang lord Al Capone follows his rise and fall in Chicago gangdom during the Prohibition era.

Writers: Malvin Wald, Henry F. Greenberg | Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory

44. The Cheat (1915)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama

6.4
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A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

Writers: Hector Turnbull, Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean, James Neill

45. Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti, Vincenzo Mannino | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli, Cosimo Cinieri

46. Namak Haraam (1973)

146 min | Drama

7.4
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Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »

Writers: Biresh Chatterjee, Gulzar, D.N. Mukherjee, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Chandra Kanta Singh, Mohini N. Sippy | Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Rekha

47. Depraved (1996)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

3.4
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(1996) Somewhere between love and fantasy lies a sacred boundary no man or woman should ever cross.

Writer: Rogelio Lobato | Director: Rogelio Lobato | Stars: Anthony Guzman, Seidy Lopez, Barbara Niven, Mario Lopez

48. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

73 min | Mystery

6.9
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Writers: S.S. Van Dine, Robert N. Lee, Peter Milne, Robert Presnell Sr. | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

49. A Woman's Secret (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.1
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Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a ... See full summary »

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Vicki Baum | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Bill Williams

50. Pensione paura (1977)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.

Writers: Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani, Francesco Barilli | Director: Francesco Barilli | Stars: Leonora Fani, Luc Merenda, Francisco Rabal, Jole Fierro