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May 1968 (USA) See more »
Out for all he can take, seduce, or get away with...
In psychedelic swinging 60s style, the dreaded thief (and killer) Diabolik wreaks havoc on a generic... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Stylish adaptation of a popular Euro Comic See more (100 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Phillip Law ... Diabolik

Marisa Mell ... Eva Kant

Michel Piccoli ... Inspector Ginko

Adolfo Celi ... Ralph Valmont
Claudio Gora ... Police Chief
Mario Donen ... Sgt. Danek
Renzo Palmer ... Minister's Assistant
Caterina Boratto ... Lady Clark
Lucia Modugno ... Prostitute
Annie Gorassini ... Rose
Carlo Croccolo ... Lorry Driver
Lidia Biondi ... Policewoman (as Lidia Biondi C.S.C.)
Andrea Bosic ... Bank Manager
Federico Boido ... Valmont's Henchman
Tiberio Mitri ... Valmont's Henchman
Isarco Ravaioli ... Valmont's Henchman
Giorgio Sciolette ... Morgue Physician

Terry-Thomas ... Minister of Finance (as Terry Thomas)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Alias ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ennio Antonelli ... Syndicate Member (uncredited)
Robert Buchanan ... Man in Charge fo Gold (uncredited)
Lella Cattaneo ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Massimo Ciprari ... 2nd Diplomat (uncredited)
Giulio Donnini ... Dr. Vernier (uncredited)
Giuseppe Fazio ... Tony (uncredited)
Giorgio Gennari ... Rudy (uncredited)
Guidarino Guidi ... Frank (uncredited)
Wolfgang Hillinger ... Valmont's Henchman (uncredited)
Edward Febo Kelleng ... Sir Harold Clark (uncredited)
Enzo Mondino ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Francesco Mulé ... Crematoria Operator (uncredited)
Filippo Perego ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Domenico Ravenna ... Party guest (uncredited)
Oscar Sciamanna ... Journalist (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
Writing credits
Angela Giussani (story) and
Luciana Giussani (story) &
Arduino Maiuri (story) (as Dino Maiuri) &
Adriano Baracco (story)

Arduino Maiuri (screenplay) (as Dino Maiuri) &
Brian Degas (screenplay) &
Tudor Gates (screenplay) &
Mario Bava (screenplay)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Bruno Todin .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Antonio Rinaldi (director of photography)
Mario Bava (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Romana Fortini 
Casting by
Guidarino Guidi 
Art Direction by
Flavio Mogherini 
Costume Design by
Luciana Marinucci 
Piero Gherardi (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Otello Fava .... makeup artist
Renata Magnanti .... hair stylist
Production Management
Bruno Todini .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
Art Department
Ennio Michettoni .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mavio Celentano .... sound recordist
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist (uncredited)
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Francesca Romana Coluzzi .... stunts (uncredited)
Biagio Gambini .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Nella Gambini .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfonso Avincola .... still photographer
Antonio Rinaldi .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tigano Lo Faro .... costumes
Gabriele Mayer .... costumes (as Mayer)
Other crew
Giorgio Adriani .... production assistant
Nicola Balini .... consultant: underwater sequences
Nino Lembo .... jewellery
Rosalba Scavia .... script girl
Fred Sidewater .... production accountant
Marco Tamburella .... production assistant
Adriana de Roberto .... voice dubbing: Caterina Boratto (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Diabolik" - Italy (original title)
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France:105 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (2007) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Singapore:PG | UK:12 | USA:M (original rating) (Approved No. 21645) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

According to John Phillip Law, the first choice for the role of Ava Kent was an unknown model from New York, who was a friend of Charlie Bluhdorn, the CEO of Gulf & Western, the conglomerate that owned Paramount Pictures (which had contracted to distribute the film in the US). Second choice was Catherine Deneuve, who lasted for about a week, until director Mario Bava decided she just was not right for the part. He finally found the perfect Ava Kent in Marisa Mell.See more »
Continuity: When Valmont puts the emerald necklace in his jacket it goes in his right inside pocket, but when Diabolik removes it just afterward, he pulls it from the left inside pocket.See more »
Diabolik:If you didn't see him... he's there.See more »
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30 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Stylish adaptation of a popular Euro Comic, 18 January 2000
Author: possum-3

Another great visual piece by the great Bava, this film is a faithful adaptation of the popular European comic about the anti-hero master criminal Diabolik. Almost overdosing on intense 60s color and style, the film moves through comic-style adventures with considerable European flair and well captures the atmosphere of the original material and the time.

(Yes, I understand that this made the last installment of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and I'm a MiSTie myself. But Diabolik is a good film, whether it has riffing potential or not.

Say you never heard a thing about Batman (as so many seem to never have heard a thing about Diabolik)--if you saw the 1988 Batman film, you'd think it was pretty stupid and over the top, wouldn't you? Unrealistic? Stupid, even? Maybe even think that the main character wasn't much of a hero, so dark, so sinister? And if you think that a lot of 'stylish' 90's films with their music-video montages aren't going to look dated in twenty years, you're kidding yourself. I'd advise supposed 'reviewers' to stop being such contemporist snobs.)

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