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Director:
Writers:
Angela Giussani (story) and
Luciana Giussani (story) ...
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Release Date:
May 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Out for all he can take, seduce, or get away with...
Plot:
Fey super-thief Diabolik runs around stealing jewels, gold, murdering innocent people, and being a nuisance to the government of a generic European country. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
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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Also Known As:
"Diabolik" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
France:105 min
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Certification:
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

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Trivia:
The movie is based on "Diabolik", one of the longest running - and most successful - Italian comic strips. It was created by Angela Giussani and Luciana Giussani, two Milan sisters who built a small and very profitable publishing empire out of the "King of Terror"'s success. In the paper version, "Diabolik" is much more sinister than its cinematic counterpart - he's a criminal fighting evil with evil, often resorting to murder to "punish" the evildoers he meets. The movie was made assuming some knowledge of the comic strip, thus explaining the negative reaction it gets outside Italy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Diabolik steals the lorry the driver runs after it. Diabolik then drives it quite a distance before he jumps off. After the lorry runs off the road the driver stops to look at the accident. Then Diabolik and Eva drive past the lorry driver without him having noticed that Diabolik had run back to the car.See more »
Quotes:
Diabolik:[as he and the bad guy freefall from a plane that has suddenly exploded] I almost forgot. When I stumbled, I attached a magnetic capsule to your plane.
Ralph Valmont:Who cares? Pull the cord!
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58 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
Bad movie?!? Yeah right...More like terrific movie!, 9 June 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Unbelievable! The majority of comment-authors here on this site haven't got the slightest clue how far the brilliance of this film reaches...Here you have one of the coolest, most ingenious productions ever, and they're calling it "awful" and an ideal climax for the Mystery Science Theater?!? Aren't there any people left who appreciate sweet pop art? Or a healthy dose of delightful kitsch? Danger: Diabolik is a cult masterpiece and part of the greatest achievements of the brilliant director Mario Bava (or God, like I tend to call him). Bava easily is one of the most diverse directors who ever lived and delivered horror classics, solid thrillers, old-fashioned westerns and ... Danger Diabolik! A film that can't possibly be categorized entirely. Pivot figures are a young, vital couple of criminal masterminds. They steal from innocent people as well as from dangerous maffiosi, while killing innocent bystanders. Our funky couple single-handedly takes away billions that belong to the government, and then cheerfully retire in their underground lair in order to make love on top of a pile of money! It comes this far that the police cooperates with the entire gangster-network in order to finally arrest them...but our hero always is multiple steps ahead of them. Danger Diabolik introduces more kinky gadgets than 20 James Bond films ever could and the amount of creativity in just endless. The used scenery and experimental cinemathograpy mark this film with an undeniable cult-status that even impressed Mike Myers! Just compare this film with the Austin Powers trilogy!! Add to this a dazzling soundtrack and a ravishing siren (Marisa Mell) and you've got yourself an intolerably misunderstood cinema milestone. If you're a tiny bit open-minded and/or a bit less prejudiced on non-American films, you just HAVE TO see Danger: Diabolik.

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