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The Blonde Connection (1969)

Blonde Köder für den Mörder (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | November 1975 (USA)
While looking for a stolen diamond necklace,the private investigator Bob Martin uncovers a smart serial killer.

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Dean Reed ...
Bob Martin
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Francesco Villaverde
Ini Assmann ...
Ellen Kent
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Pepe Mangano
Werner Peters ...
Charly Hollmann
Riccardo Garrone ...
Amato Locatelli
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Riccardo Beni
Hélène Chanel ...
Angela (as Helen Chanel)
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Lois Simmons (as Femy Benussi)
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Mr. Simmons
Teodoro Corrà ...
Drunk man (as Teodoro Agrimi Corrà)
Antonietta Fiorito
Lanfranco Cobianchi ...
Dr. Vanzini
Tom Felleghy ...
Berry
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Maria Villaverde
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While looking for a stolen diamond necklace,the private investigator Bob Martin uncovers a smart serial killer.

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Italian censorship visa # 54930 delivered on 28-10-1969. See more »

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Early giallo--worth seeing I guess
18 January 2007 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is an early gialli (pre-"Bird with Crystal Plumage")and is thus neither as violent, sexually graphic, or visually stylish as some of the later ones, but it's worth seeing for fans of the giallo genre.

This movie has a lot going for it. The great Fabio Testi plays a deranged artist who can't seem to resist strangling his female partners during sex. The voluptuous Anita Ekberg (the fountain-bather in Fellini's "La Dolce Vita") is an older, married female art dealer who just can't resist Testi's possibly homicidal charms and becomes the potential victim of an elaborate murder plot. The villainous Adolf Celli plays her oft-cuckolded husband, a scary gangster called "The Professor". Even a young Femi Benussi gets into the act in one of her earliest have-naked-sex-and-get-brutally-murdered-minutes-later cameos.

Unfortunately, the lead, American actor Dean Reed, is about as charisma-free as they come. Part of it his character, a private detective who callously uses his faithful fiancée as bait to snare the dangerous, sex-crazed artist. I was hoping something would happen--that she would cheat on him with Testi at the very least, but she is unaccountably loyal to this idiot. Even stranger, the detective at one point befriends a vicious dog belonging to another character, and the dog later rescues him at a crucial point (what is this--"Lassie"?). What either the dog or the girl see in this guy is beyond me.


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