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Release Date:
7 June 1965 (Spain) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Hugh O'Brian ... Dick Sherman

Cyd Charisse ... Shelley North
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Erika Tiller
Alberto Closas ... Inspector Baudi
Memmo Carotenuto
Alberto Dalbés
Juliette Mayniel ... Lorena Borelli
Franco Giacobini
Manuel Alexandre
Antonio Casas
Carlos Casaravilla
Gina Rovere
Philippe Lemaire
Mario Feliciani
José María Seoane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augusto Brenna ... Spectator
Angelo Casadei ... Policeman
Gianni Baghino ... (uncredited)
Beni Deus ... (uncredited)
Richard Kidwell ... Eddie (uncredited)
Alessandro Tedeschi ... Party guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Silvio Amadio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Silvio Amadio  screenplay
Silvio Amadio  story
Giovanni Simonelli  screenplay
Giovanni Simonelli  story

Produced by
Aldo Pomilia .... producer
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli  (as Armando Trovadoli)
Cinematography by
Mario Pacheco 
Film Editing by
Marcello Malvestito 
Production Design by
Enrique Alarcón 
Set Decoration by
Enzo Eusepi 
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup artist
Emilio Ruiz .... makeup artist
Production Management
Guglielmo Colonna .... production manager
Andrés Velasco .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Augusto Fenollar .... assistant director
Art Department
Antonio de Miguel .... storyboard artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Agudo .... assistant camera
Sergio Bergamini .... camera operator
Other crew
Peter Fernandez .... voice director: English version
Bona Magrini .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il segreto del vestito rosso" - Italy (original title)
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Spain:104 min | USA:110 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Sound System)
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Hugh O'Brian in Italy hunts for Cyd Charisse's missing husband, 7 February 2014
Author: msroz from United States

Reviewers have pegged "Assassination in Rome" accurately. I found its name on a list of giallos, an early one from 1965. It does qualify as such, what with a masked murderer and several deaths, but only mildly so. It is more like a mild Euro-spy thriller, what with microfilm being the target and a number of beautiful Italian locations as locales. Hugh O'Brian is the steadfast reporter playing detective who is trying to help Cyd Charisse find her missing husband. He's more comfortable in his scenes than she is.

The plot mainly revolves around O'Brian's search, which makes it more a detective movie than anything else. His search is not difficult to follow, even though it leads in many directions. As is usual, there are some dead ends, some fights, and no chases. This is a fairly unexceptional search apart from the locations and the characters that O'Brian encounters. Along the way, there was something about one character that made me guess correctly who seemed to be behind the criminal activities. In retrospect, I can partially understand that person's role, but certainly not fully. Maybe a second viewing will wrap that up, but maybe not. As it stands, I am puzzled and I imagine most viewers will be too. There wasn't much explanation after the murderer was revealed.

The climactic scenes are in a Hitchcock vein, but again toned down.

The overall result is about average, not lacking in enjoyment for me. It's a movie for escape and temporary diversion from the pressures or worries or maybe the boredom of ordinary life. If one asks nothing more, it's okay.

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