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One on Top of the Other (1969)
"Una sull'altra" (original title)

R  |   |  Mystery, Romance, Thriller  |  April 1973 (USA)
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An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jean Sorel ...
Dr. George Dumurrier
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Susan Dumurrier / Monica Weston
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Jane
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Henry Dumurrier
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Inspector Wald
Riccardo Cucciolla ...
Benjamin Wormser
Bill Vanders ...
Insurance Agent (as Bill Wanders)
Franco Balducci ...
Officer Loveday
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Brent (as John Douglas)
Félix Dafauce ...
Royal Insurance Official #1 (as Felix de Fauce)
Jesús Puente ...
Sergeant Rodriguez (as Jesus Puente)
George Rigaud ...
Arthur Mitchell
Jean Sobieski ...
Larry
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Marta
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Storyline

The wife of a doctor (Jean Sorel) is murdered. He had a mistress a long ago, since his wife (Marisa Mell) always begged herself out of engagements because she is a asthmatic. On the other hand, she enjoyed a part time job as a stripper. Did the doctor kill her? Written by Lukas Fichtinger <liderc@gmx.at>

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Also Known As:

Perversion Story  »

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ESP 25,731,770 (Spain)
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At c. 92 minutes the doctor/medical employee does not hear a heartbeat. The soundtrack has completely the wrong rhythm. See more »

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Great tense 1960s thriller/giallo
30 July 2007 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

Unlike most of the early 1970s gialli this film has several classic elements of late 60s films, from the go go dancing to the sultry, almost cheezy, jazzy orchestra soundtrack, to the melodramatic, emotion-laden lovemaking scenes. It's more erotic than most gialli, and clearly straddles the boundary between Mario Bava's visual style --emphasizing shadows and contrast, and typical early 70s gialli. What really makes the film so great its ability to hold a level of tension -- visible in various characters' expressions and actions, especially the main character -- and suspense to make it a truly great thriller. And to do so relatively bloodlessly. The dialogue while dubbed is also quite clever and there are many scenes that are smart in their own right -- such as when Monica and George are hanging out in her San Fran 'pad' while he is confused and she is playing solitaire and telling him to answer the door. Definitely worth watching, for any fan of Italian thriller/gialli!


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