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Mafia (1968)
"Il giorno della civetta" (original title)

M  -  Thriller | Crime | Mystery  -  1970 (USA)
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Rosa Nicolosi is not the widow of Salvatore Colasberna, the man murdered in the beginning of the movie, but she is in fact the wife of Paolo Nicolosi, the only eyewitness of the murder. ... See full summary »

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Rosa Nicolosi
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Capt. Bellodi
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Don Mariano Arena
Tano Cimarosa ...
Zecchinetta (as Gaetano Cimarosa)
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Pizzuco
Ennio Balbo
Ugo D'Alessio
Fred Coplan
Giovanni Pallavicino
Giuseppe Lauricella
Vincenzo Falanga
Laura De Marchi ...
Daughter of Don Mariano
Brizio Montinaro
Lino Coletta
Vincenzo Norvese
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Rosa Nicolosi is not the widow of Salvatore Colasberna, the man murdered in the beginning of the movie, but she is in fact the wife of Paolo Nicolosi, the only eyewitness of the murder. Paolo goes missing the same morning as the murder occurs. Written by Ave Tikkanen

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Day of The Owl is a veritable hoot!
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For many years now I have always felt that anything shot by the venerable film-maker, Damiano Damiani is well worth a look; and as far as I'm concerned 'Day of The Owl' is most certainly no exception. The entertainment value of 'Day of The Owl' (aka) 'Mafia' increasing exponentially with a stellar cast including Franco Nero, Claudia Cardinale and Lee J. Cobb. (From what I can gather this might actually be one of the earliest examples of the gritty Italian police procedural that ultimately became the more rumbustious Euro Crime genre which we know and love so dearly! As with many Damiani titles his rich and layered work focuses far more on character development and plot, rather than repeated car chases and wild, ungainly haymakers! (That would be you Maurizio Merli!)


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