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Franco Bottari (screenplay)
Antonio Margheriti (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 August 1968 (USA) See more »
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NAKED YOU DIE! (Antonio Margheriti, 1968) ** See more (15 total) »


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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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NAKED YOU DIE! (Antonio Margheriti, 1968) **, 28 February 2009
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

While this is quite a popular giallo – thanks largely to its sensationalistic title and the fact that the film was originally conceived, as CRY NIGHTMARE, by Mario Bava – its reputation is rather mixed and, having watched the thing for myself, with good reason! Not only is there barely any nudity (with the violence being similarly tame!) but the plot itself – despite the much-used girl-college setting (among the picture's myriad alternate titles are SCHOOLGIRL KILLER and THE MINISKIRT MURDERS!) – is fairly weak…references to Alfred Hithcock's PSYCHO [1960] and Bava's own THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH [1963] notwithstanding or, for that matter, its own affinity with another far superior effort from Margheriti himself, SEVEN DEATHS IN THE CAT'S EYE [1973], and Dario Argento's PHENOMENA [1984])! Besides, the whole giallo atmosphere is further nipped in the bud with an overwhelming light touch courtesy of a vivacious girl student who fancies herself a sleuth! Of course, the script supplies plenty of red herrings – with at least three characters made out to be the possible killer – but the revelation at the climax brings little surprise (while admittedly effectively handled); the attempted murder at the pool, however, is simply ludicrous. The film is nevertheless good-looking, features a kitschy score by Carlo Savina (shamelessly borrowing the instantly-recognizable riff from Neal Hefti's "Batman" theme!) and a reasonable cast – including ex-Hollywood leading-men Mark Damon and a rapidly-aged Michael Rennie (as the Police Inspector on the case), Luciano Pigozzi (the Italian Peter Lorre as the school's peeping-tom caretaker i.e. the type of role he could play in his sleep) and, it goes without saying, a bevy of attractive females, on both the student and teacher fronts – a lesbian undertone is even implied in the relationship between the middle-aged headmistress and her young assistant and a newly-arrived teacher sports androgynous features! – but especially put-upon heroine Eleonora Brown (who had actually been Sophia Loren's victimized daughter in Vittorio De Sica's award-winning TWO WOMEN [1960]!).

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