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

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Letícia Román ...
Nora Davis
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Dr. Marcello Bassi
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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)
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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

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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.
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Written and Composed by Adriano Celentano (as Adicel) and Paolo Vivarelli
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Classic Giallo by the great Mario Bava with the usual cruel murders
6 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The movie tells how an US tourist young girl (Leticia Roman) travels to Rome and is witness a killing by a brutal killer . She's only helped by an Italian mistress (Valentina Cortese) and an agreeable young (John Saxon) who'll help to resolve the series of unsolved crude assassinations .

In the movie there are suspense , thriller , horror and is very exciting . The film is entertained for continued tension , emotion , intrigue , besides there appears numerous palaces , famous buildings and squares what create a spectacular movie . The picture is considered the first Giallo , sub-genre invented by Mario Bava and successfully continued Dario Argento . Bava would follow filming Giallos as ¨Blood and black lace¨ and classics of horror cinema as ¨Mask of demon¨ , ¨Black sabbath¨ and ¨Planet of vampires¨ . Film casting is frankly well . Leticia Roman as an enticing scream girl is enjoyable and attractive , John Saxon as her young friend is very fine and the veteran Valentina Cortese is excellent . Robert Nicolosi musical score is atmospheric and the initiation song is sung by Adriano Calentano . Magnificent white and black cinematography by the same Mario Bava as usual in most his movies . The motion picture will appeal to terror cinema fans and Giallo enthusiasts . Rating : Good . Well worth seeing


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