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Franco Bottari (screenplay)
Antonio Margheriti (screenplay)
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14 August 1968 (USA) See more »
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Mark Damon ... Richard Barrett
Eleonora Brown ... Lucille

Michael Rennie ... Inspector Durand
Sally Smith ... Jill
Patrizia Valturri ... Denise
Ludmila Lvova ... Mrs. Clay
Luciano Pigozzi ... La Floret (as Alan Collins)
Franco De Rosa ... Detective Gabon (as Franco Derosa)
Vivian Stapleton ... Miss Transfield (as Vivienne Stapleton)
Ester Masing ... Miss Martin (as Esther Masing)
Aldo De Carellis ... Professor Andre
Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Di Brazzi (as John Hawkwood)
Valentino Macchi ... Policeman
Umberto Papiri ... Simon
Caterina Trentini ... Betty Ann (as Katleen Parker)
Silvia Dionisio ... Margaret (as Sylvia Dionisio)
Lorenza Guerrieri ... Wendy
Malisa Longo ... Cynthia Fellows
Paola Natale ... Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nando Angelini ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Antonio Margheriti  (as Anthony Dawson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mario Bava  story (uncredited)
Franco Bottari  screenplay
Antonio Margheriti  screenplay
Giovanni Simonelli  story

Produced by
Virgilio De Blasi .... producer
Lawrence Woolner .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Savina 
Cinematography by
Fausto Zuccoli (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
Production Design by
Antonio Visone 
Set Decoration by
Mario Giorsi 
Costume Design by
Mario Giorsi 
Makeup Department
Franca Cotroneo .... hair stylist
Piero Mecacci .... makeup artist
Production Management
Franco Ciferri .... production supervisor
Nino Misiano .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nando Angelini .... second assistant director
Renato Savino .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Fausto Achilli .... sound mixer
Giuseppe Di Liberto .... sound engineer
Sandro Occhetti .... sound mixer (as Sandro Ochetti)
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Ferrando .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annamode .... costumer
Editorial Department
Dante Amatucci .... assistant editor
Music Department
Don Powell .... composer: song "Nightmare"
Carlo Savina .... composer: song "Nightmare"
Carlo Savina .... conductor
Other crew
Eva Koltay .... script supervisor
Antonio Trapasso .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nude... si muore" - Italy (original title)
"Naked You Die" - USA (DVD title)
"School Girl Killer" - USA (video title)
"The Miniskirt Murders" - USA (imdb display title)
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USA:82 min | Germany:94 min (uncut) | Italy:98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Clothed, They Die, Actually. - Beautifully Shot Giallo From Margheriti, 19 June 2008
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

Titles can be misleading. Antonio Margheriti's "Nude... Si Muore" (aka. "Naked You Die"/"Schoolgirl Killer") is NOT the exploitative and blood-soaked Giallo full of sleaze and nudity one might expect from its title. Sure, the film was made in 1968, at which time the Italian Giallo had not reached the sleaze and violence level it obtained in the early 70s, but the title "Naked You Die" still promises nastiness, especially in the wonderful Giallo-genre. What "Nude... Si Muore" is, however, is a superbly set, beautifully shot and atmospheric Giallo that sets its focus on the mystery, more than on the Horror elements. Yet I cannot deny that the film did just not quite reach my (very high) expectations. For two reasons, that is. First off, I am a great fan of the late genius director Antonio Margheriti. His brilliant Gothic masterpiece "Danza Macabra" (aka. "Castle Of Blood", 1964, with the wonderful Barbara Steele, my favorite actress, in the lead) is a personal favorite of mine, and many of his other films, such as "La Vergine Di Norimberga" ("Terror Castle", 1963) are also excellent films that every Horror fan must see. Secondly, this film was recommended to me by a fellow Giallo-buff as being particularly great and atmospheric. And atmospheric it is, and doubtlessly a very good thriller, but, as far as I am considered it is not a particularly impressive film within my beloved Giallo-sub-genre.

A posh boarding school for girls from rich families is being stalked by a killer. Several new teachers have arrived, and, naturally, everybody is a suspect... The performances are quite good, the cast includes well known faces for fans of Italian genre-cinema, such as Mark Damon ("I Tre Volti Della Paura") and regular cult-cinema actor Luciano Pigozzi, who, among many other films, often had supporting roles in Mario Bava's films. Beautiful Elonora Brown stars in the lead, sadly it is the last role the then 20-year-old actress has played up to date. The girls are entirety pretty, and I also found the actresses' performances quite good. The film's most memorable qualities are the superb and beautiful setting and ingenious camera work, intensified by a funky and great score by Carlo Savina. What (slightly) annoyed me at times was the constant attempt of bringing in (very cheesy) humor. Also, the mystery part could have been a little more complex. Overall, "Nude... Si Muore" has some flaws, but it is supremely shot, highly atmospheric and very entertaining, and a film that my fellow Giallo-buffs should enjoy. Recommended.

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