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Jesús Franco (idea and screenplay)
Luis Revenga (idea and screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 March 1969 (West Germany) See more »
"Red Lips" are two female detectives trying to find missing models and dancers. A pop artist called Klaus Thriller and his werewolf-like assistant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Janine Reynaud ... Diana (as Janine Reynault)
Rosanna Yanni ... Regina (as Rossana Yanni)
Chris Howland ... Francis McClune
Alexander Engel ... Albert Carimbuli
Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui ... Insp. Tanner (as Marcello Arriota-Jauregut)
Manolo Otero ... Vittorio Freda (as Manuel Otero)
Dorit Dom ... Dancer (as Maria Dom)
Adrian Hoven ... Mr. Radeck
Ana Casares ... Thiller's Assistant
Michel Lemoine ... Morpho
María Antonia Redondo ... Lida Regnier
Vicente Roca ... Gallery manager

Jesús Franco ... Napoleon Bolivard
Elsa Zabala ... Fashion store owner
Marta Reves ... Girl in Hotel lobby
Ana Puértolas ... Blonde Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudia Gravy
Pilar Clemens ... (uncredited)
Gert Günther Hoffmann ... Mr. Radeck (voice) (uncredited)
Karl Heinz Mannchen ... Critic in Art Gallery (uncredited)
Vicente Molina Foix ... Insp. Tanner's Assistant (uncredited)
Julio Pérez Tabernero ... (uncredited)
Manuel Velasco ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesús Franco  idea and screenplay
Karl Heinz Mannchen  story (uncredited)
Luis Revenga  idea and screenplay

Produced by
Pier A. Caminnecci .... associate producer
Adrian Hoven .... producer
José López Moreno .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry van Rooyen 
Cinematography by
Jorge Herrero 
Franz Hofer (uncredited in Spanish version)
Film Editing by
Francisco García Velázquez 
María Luisa Soriano 
Art Direction by
Graf Pilati 
Carlos Viudes 
Makeup Department
Manolita Ponte .... makeup artist (as Manolita G. de Ponte)
Production Management
Jesús García Gárgoles .... production supervisor
Karl Heinz Mannchen .... production manager (as Karl-Heinz Mannchen)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Revenga .... assistant director
Vicente Molina Foix .... assistant assistant director (uncredited)
Other crew
C.M. Wakefield .... director of dialogue

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rote Lippen, Sadisterotica" - West Germany (original title)
"Two Undercover Angels" - USA
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92 min | West Germany:81 min | Germany:75 min (video release)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Lazy Franco., 3 January 2010
Author: dmacewen from United States

As Tim Lucas has pointed out, Jess Franco has made some of the best and some of the worst of European exploitation. The man made so many films that the majority fall somewhere in between, usually falling on the negative side of the spectrum. Two Undercover Angels is one such film. On the plus side are a terrific soundtrack, some good photography, and the occasional moment of genuine Franco lunacy. The downside: everything else. That the storyline is a mishmash of genres wouldn't be so important if Franco knew what kind of spirit or tone he wanted to aim for. The editing alternates between avant-garde and sloppy. But absolutely inexcusable are the English-language script and the dubbing. I have a high tolerance for much of the Franco dialogue that some critics refer to as "relentless and risible," but this was too much even for me. The banality of the dialogue seems inherent to the material: the dubbing-script translation makes matters worse by making much of it incoherent. As far as the technical aspects of the dubbing are concerned, there are repeated scenes in which characters speak but the actors' lips don't move. While not a disaster, this is a far cry from such amazing fare as She Killed in Ecstasy and The Bloody Judge.

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