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Paranoia (1969)
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A rich and lonely American widow befriends two young people whose motives become suspect.

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Credited cast:
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Kathryn West
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Peter Donovan
Colette Descombes ...
Eva
Tino Carraro ...
Brion Sanders
Lilla Brignone ...
Teresa
Franco Pesce ...
Martino
Tina Lattanzi ...
Kathryn's Aunt
Jacques Stany ...
Police Inspector
Sara Simoni
Gaetano Imbró
Calisto Calisti
Alberto Corchi ...
(as Alberto Cocchi)
Maria Rosiello
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Guilty ...
Arnold Cleever
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Kathryn West, a glamorous American widow, arrives in Italy several weeks after the death of her older, extremely wealthy husband. With the help of Brian, her lawyer, Kathryn moves into a luxurious villa and proceeds to lead a lonely, uneventful existence until one day, a handsome young man named Peter Donovan shows up at the front gate, looking for tools so he can fix his sports car. Kathryn lets him stay the night, and the next thing she knows, she's madly making love to him in the shower. Peter eventually moves in, and is soon joined by a free spirit he introduces as Eva, his sister. Kathryn enjoys their company and partying with them - until she begins to suspect that Peter and Eva aren't what they seem to be. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Love is the tool that strips a jet-set widow bare of her morals and her millions! See more »

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7 February 1969 (Italy)  »

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First part of a trilogy also including So Sweet... So Perverse (1969) and A Quiet Place to Kill (1970). See more »

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References Diabolique (1955) See more »

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Fate Had Planned It So
Written by Lydia MacDonald and Piero Umiliani
Sung by Lydia MacDonald
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the music begins to drive us mad
12 February 2013 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Just a little bit one note, this is such a good performance from Carroll Baker that it deserves a look. Baker is to inherit and there are of course many who wish to interfere, not least two youngsters who invade her mansion. At first they seduce her with sex and psychedelia and then move on to torturing her with much the same to drive her crazy and eventually they hope to suicide. Some of the music begins to drive us mad but the visuals are usually inventive and colourful partially distracting us from very much a two against one struggle. There are a few surprises and from comments made it is clear there is an Italian and American ending, guess which is the more cynical?


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