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La ragazza che sapeva troppo
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Director:
Writers:
Mario Bava (writer)
Enzo Corbucci (writer)
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Release Date:
20 May 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
What Does It Want? What Will Satisfy Its Cravings?
Plot:
A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(22 articles)
User Reviews:
Arguably the first giallo ever made. See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Letícia Román ... Nora Davis

John Saxon ... Dr. Marcello Bassi

Valentina Cortese ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chana Coubert ... Ethel Windell Batocci (uncredited)
Jim Dolen ... Priest (uncredited)
Adriana Facchetti ... Woman in Sguattera Restaurant (uncredited)
Dafydd Havard ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Tiberio Murgia ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Peggy Nathan ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Lido Pini ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Franco Ressel ... Arresting Officer at Airport (uncredited)
John Stacy ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mario Bava  writer
Enzo Corbucci  writer
Ennio De Concini  writer
Eliana De Sabata  writer
Mino Guerrini  writer
Franco Prosperi  writer

Produced by
Massimo De Rita .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter (US version)
Roberto Nicolosi 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Bava 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Art Direction by
Giorgio Giovannini 
 
Set Decoration by
Luigi D'Andria 
 
Costume Design by
Tina Grani  (as Tina Loriedo Grani)
 
Makeup Department
Mara Rocchetti .... hair stylist
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paolo Mercuri .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enrico Checchi .... second assistant director
Franco Prosperi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Emilio Schuberth .... set dresser
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Lina Caterini .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Armando Govoni .... production assistant
Neda Matteucci .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La ragazza che sapeva troppo" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
86 min | France:88 min | Spain:83 min
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 46 Wounds (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
FuroreSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Arguably the first giallo ever made., 25 May 2005
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

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.

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