MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,249 this week

The Evil Eye (1963)
"La ragazza che sapeva troppo" (original title)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 1,848 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 52 critic

A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 29 Mar 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 29 Apr 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 23 Aug 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Evil Eye" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Evil Eye (1963)

The Evil Eye (1963) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Evil Eye.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, David Colin Jr.
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the 19th century, a sadistic nobleman terrorizes the members of his family. He is found dead, but his ghost soon returns to haunt the residents of his castle.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda
Certificate: M Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Fey super-thief Diabolik runs around stealing jewels, gold, murdering innocent people, and being a nuisance to the government of a generic European country.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Nefarious mad scientist Dr. Goldfoot once again plots to take over the world by creating female robot bombs specifically designed to blow up high-ranking generals of NATO countries. ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Vincent Price, Fabian, Franco Franchi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A total re-edit of Mario Bava's gothic classic Lisa and the Devil (1973) for US release in 1975. Cheesy exorcism scenes were shot to try to capitalize on the success of The Exorcist (1973).

Directors: Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone
Stars: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Robert Alda
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two outlaws compete with each other over a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold while one of them is in league with a sadistic priest-turned-crime lord, while a young Native ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Brett Halsey, Charles Southwood, Marilù Tolo
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Stanley Baker, Jean Sorel
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian
Certificate: GP Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A writer is stalked by a serial killer after witnessing a murder attempt on one woman's life.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno
The Psychic (1977)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A drifter helps a ranch couple fend off the approaches of a ruthless landowner.

Directors: Antonio Román, Mario Bava
Stars: Ken Clark, Yvonne Bastien, Piero Lulli
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Letícia Román ...
Nora Davis
...
Dr. Marcello Bassi
...
Laura Craven-Torrani
Titti Tomaino ...
Inspector
Luigi Bonos ...
Albergo Stelletta
Milo Quesada ...
De Vico / Paccini
Robert Buchanan ...
Dr. Alessi
Marta Melocco ...
Murder Victim
Gustavo De Nardo ...
Dr. Facchetti
Lucia Modugno ...
Nurse
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
Professor Torrani (as Gianni De Benedetto)
Franco Morici ...
Policeman
Virginia Doro ...
Torrani's Maid
Dante DiPaolo ...
Andrea Landini (as Dante Di Paolo)
Edit

Storyline

Nora is a young tourist traveling through Rome which takes a sudden turn when she witnesses a murder by a serial killer that the police have sought for years for the so-called Alphabet Killings, and Nora soon finds herself in way-over-her-head trouble when the police want her cooperation to catch the killer while the mystery killer soon targets her for his next victim. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What Does It Want? What Will Satisfy Its Cravings?


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Evil Eye  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Regarded as the seminal work in what became known as the "Giallo" genre. See more »

Quotes

Nora Davis: [into the phone] Oh mother, murders don't just happen like that here.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Unscripted: Episode #1.10 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Furore
Written and Composed by Adriano Celentano (as Adicel) and Paolo Vivarelli
Performed by Adriano Celentano
Published by Nazionalmusic and Disco Jolly
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Arguably the first giallo ever made.
25 May 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Young Nora Dralston(Leticia Roman)takes a vacation to Rome,arriving, unfortunately,on the eve of her aunt Edith's passing.Rushing down a grand set of steps to summon a doctor,she's attacked by a purse-snatcher and knocked unconscious... but witnesses a second crime,the murder of a helpless young woman.In hospital,Nora is dismayed when everyone discounts her murder story-even her new acquaintance,a charming but rather clumsy young doctor,Marcello Bassi(John Saxon).But a strange man in a hat seems to be stalking her.And when she moves into a nearby flat adjacent to the ill-fated steps,she finds newspaper clippings about a string of killings called The Alphabet Murders.With potential murderers hovering all about,even the attentive Marcello begins to look suspicious."The Girl Who Knew Too Much" is a glorious Mario Bava's mystery with some giallo elements.The film is fast-paced and Bava's intensely dramatic lighting is used effectively.The overall tone of the film is light,even sometimes comedic.Bava's inimitable close-ups,favoring unusually wide,white eyes,are arresting just by themselves-there's a basic visual link from this film to "Blood and Black Lace",with its emphasis on glamorous,but often dead and glassy,eyes.Give this charming and unpredictable thriller a look.10 out of 10.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Evil Eye (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?