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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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User Reviews:
Under-rated, over-the-top, and down-right swanky! See more (99 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Rinaldi 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Romana Fortini 
 
Casting by
Guidarino Guidi 
 
Art Direction by
Flavio Mogherini 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Gherardi 
Luciana Marinucci 
 
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
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
Mavio Celentano .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Francesca Romana Coluzzi .... stunts
Biagio Gambini .... stunt coordinator
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 .... assistant costume designer
 
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)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Diabolik" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
France:105 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the train is re-routed Diabolik watches the train, looking down from a hilltop, but when the shot shows his perspective through the binoculars, it is looking up from a low angle.See more »
Quotes:
Prostitute:Sure I do, who could forget what she looked like? The way she was decked out in red she looked like a mini cardinal. She had good legs. Want me to describe her? Well, look at that! That's a funny looking thing! What is it? Hey, I'm talking to you, what is it?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Max-Out (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
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25 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Under-rated, over-the-top, and down-right swanky!, 9 January 2000
Author: Robert from San Francisco

I've rented "Danger: Diabolik" three times now, and each time I discover more to enjoy. I recommend setting aside any prejudice that may accompany Mario Bava's name (or John Phillip Law's, for that matter), and viewing it with the same frame of mind as you would for viewing a Connery-era Bond film or either of the "Flints": as stylish period pieces; heavy on action, light on plot logic, and all done with tongue-in-cheek.

Sure, Law's acting skills are slight, but so are Connery's. And Diabolik manages a most unusual thing for a super-dude: he is happily faithful to his mate (played by the ravishing Marisa Mell) for the entire film.

The sets are (with one exception) terrific - at least as good as Bond's or Flint's. The costuming, cinematography and action scenes are top-notch. Ennio Morricone's score is just about the best I've heard in it's genre. There are enough plot twists and clever bits to keep anyone interested.

Give it a try; I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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