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A Black Veil for Lisa (1968)

La morte non ha sesso (original title)
R | | Thriller | August 1969 (USA)
When a narcotics detective finds out that his beautiful wife--who is an ex-criminal--is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. However, things don't go quite according to plan.

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Inspector Franz Bulon
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Lisa
Robert Hoffmann ...
Max Lindt
Renate Kasché ...
Marianne
Tullio Altamura ...
Ostermeyer
Carlo Hinterman ...
Mansfeld (as Carlo Hintermann)
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Siegert
Loris Bazzocchi ...
Kruger
Jimmy il Fenomeno
Paola Natale
Mirella Pamphili
Vanna Polverosi ...
Ursula
Rodolfo Licari ...
Olaf
Bernardino Solitari ...
Muller
Carlo Spadoni ...
Eric
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When a narcotics detective finds out that his beautiful wife--who is an ex-criminal--is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. However, things don't go quite according to plan.

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White veils for angels

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Italian censorship visa # 51936 delivered on 2-7-1968. See more »

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Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005) See more »

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Melodie de Lisa
Words and Music by Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner
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Quality character drive giallo
19 July 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Inspector Franz Bulon (Sir John Mills) is a veteran Hamburg police detective in charge of a drugs investigation, but is finding it hard to break the case, his mind is elsewhere…on his beautiful young wife Lisa (Luciana Paluzzi) that is, a former criminal herself, though never convicted, a fact that Bulon's colleagues never let him forget, Bulon's problem is that he suspects Lisa of cheating on him a fact he can't quite prove, until one day he thinks he has caught her out and sets about hiring a local killer Max Lindt,(Robert Hoffman) the man behind the killings of witnesses in his drugs investigation, to kill his wife in return for him hiding the evidence building against him.

A Black Veil for Lisa deviates from normal giallo practice by telling us who the killer is, much like Luigi Cozzi's The Killer must kill again. The story is driven by the man (Bulov) who hires the killer to do his dirty work, as a result, Dallamano replaces the lack of mystery with some decent character development, Mills is excellent and portrays well Bulov's obsessiveness with his wife's cheating, which ultimately leads to his own self destruction.


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