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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 »
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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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One of Bava's best giallo See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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 Moruzzi ... Policeman (as Franco Morici)
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 .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter (US version)
Roberto Nicolosi 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Bava (director of photography)
 
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
Vittorio Congia .... voice dubbing: John Saxon (uncredited)
Gabriella Genta .... voice dubbing: Letícia Román (uncredited)
Michele Malaspina .... voice dubbing: Giovanni Di Benedetto (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La ragazza che sapeva troppo" - Italy (original title)
"The Girl Who Knew Too Much" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
"The Evil Eye" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
86 min | France:88 min | Spain:83 min | USA:92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In Britain, the film was released under the title, "The Evil Eye". It got a cinema release in the summer of 1965 in a double-bill with another two-year-old film, Jacques Tourneur's "The Comedy Of Terrors".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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of Bava's best giallo, 11 October 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

Very good suspense, excellent photography, and negligent characterizations comprise this class-A terror package from Italian genre pro Bava. Romain is sufficiently terrified, and photographs well in stark B & W. Saxon is strictly sleepwalking through this Italian work/vacation. A woman comes to stay with an elderly relative in Rome; finding her dead on her first night in town, she runs into the street and ends up being robbed and possibly witnessing a murder. Of course, in true Giallo form, no one believes her and she spends a lot of time receiving threatening phone calls. Not much of a shocker ending, but with plenty of payoff along the way.

Bava was a director by this point, but he had just left behind a career in film photography a few years before making this film, and it shows in the excellent visual qualities of this film (as well as all his films, even the worst of them). One thing I find interesting is that Bava is known for his black and white photography, but also developed interesting techniques with lighting in color that allow him to use the same type of shadow/alternating light effects that work in black and white in color films. I've noticed these types of effects in other Italian films, but none so striking or consistent as in Bava's films, which leads me to believe he is one of the innovators of this style. Despite the often wonderful results achieved by Bava as a color-film director, his black and white film "Black Sunday" is best regarded, and I think "Evil Eye" should be given a second look, because it seems that with black and white Bava is at his best.

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