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Blood and Black Lace (1964)

6 donne per l'assassino (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 7 April 1965 (USA)
A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models.

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Ariana Gorini ...
Nicole (as Arianna Gorini)
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Frank Sacalo (as Dante Di Paolo)
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Marquis Richard Morell
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Greta (as Lea Krugher)
Massimo Righi ...
Marco
Francesca Ungaro ...
Isabella
Giuliano Raffaelli ...
Zanchin
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Clarice (as Hariette White Medin)
Mary Carmen ...
Model (as Mara Carmosino)
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Isabella, a young model is murdered by a mysterious masked figure at a boarding house run by Max Morlacchi and his lover Countess Cristiana Como. When Isabella's boyfriend is suspected of the killing, her diary, which apparently has some incriminating evidence linking her to the killer, dissapears, the masked killer begins killing off all the models in and around the house to find the diary. Written by Anonymous

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The title of the film for its release in Denmark was 'Red Nights of the Iron Hand', referring to the metal weapon used in Nicole's murder. See more »

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Inspector Silvester: Perhaps the sight of beauty makes him lose control of himself, so he kills.
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Gruesome Murders and a Diary
10 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

When the model Isabella (Francesca Ungaro) is murdered by a masked killer, the models of the fashion house managed by Contessa Cristina Como (Eva Bartok) and her lover Max Marian (Cameron Mitchell) are shaken with the crime. The model Nicole (Ariana Gorini) finds Isabella's diary and late night she borrows the car of her friend Peggy Peyton (Mary Arden) and heads to the shop of her boyfriend Frank Sacalo (Dante DiPaolo) to meet him. However, the masked killer follows Nicole and kills her expecting to find the journal. But Peggy had stolen the diary to destroy pages that compromises her and she is also murdered by the killer. Meanwhile Inspector Silvester (Thomas Reiner) has a list of suspects that includes Frank, who blackmails Marquis Richard Morell (Franco Ressel) to give the necessary alibi to him. Who might be the killer and why the diary is so important to him?

"Sei donne per l'assassino", a.k.a. "Blood and Black Lace" is a giallo film directed by Mario Bava and one of his best movies. The colors, shadows and stylish camera-work give the perfect environment to the gruesome murders. The plot is standard with a masked killer that the police believe that is a sexual maniac stalking and killing beautiful women. The conclusion gives a good explanation to the mystery and the plot is well-resolved. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): Not Available

Note: On 01 March 2017 I saw this film again.

Title (Brazil):"Seis Mulheres Para o Assassino" ("Six Women for a Killer")


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