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Mario Bava (writer)
Enzo Corbucci (writer)
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Release Date:
20 May 1964 (USA) See more »
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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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Classic and frightening Giallo by the great Mario Bava with the ordinary cruel murders 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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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 »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Classic and frightening Giallo by the great Mario Bava with the ordinary cruel murders, 6 November 2005
Author: ma-cortes

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 a good-looking young (John Saxon) , they will help resolve the series of unsolved crude assassinations carried out by the so called Alphabet Murderer . Later on , the police wants her cooperation to seize the executioner while the mysterious series-killer soon targets her for his next victim .

In the movie there is suspense , thriller , horror and results to be very exciting . The film is entertaining for continued tension , emotion , intrigue ; besides, there appears numerous palaces , famous buildings and squares that create a spectacular movie . The picture is considered to be the first Giallo , being rightly regarded as the seminal work in what became known as the "Giallo" genre , a sub-genre invented by Mario Bava and successfully continued by Riccardo Freda and 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¨ . In some countries the film was released under the following titles : "The Evil Eye" , ¨Incubus¨ or ¨Obsession diabolique¨ . In England it got a theatrical release in a double-bill with another old picture , Jacques Tourneur's "The Comedy Of Terrors" . 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 veteran Valentina Cortese is excellent . Robert Nicolosi's musical score is atmospheric , though in the US version is composed by Les Baxter , Corman factory's regular , and the catching opening song is sung by Adriano Calentano . Magnificent white and black cinematography by the same Mario Bava, as usual in most his movies , and this was his final black and white production . The motion picture will appeal to terror cinema fans and Giallo enthusiasts . Rating : Good . Well worth seeing

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