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Una sull'altra
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Director:
Writers:
Roberto Gianviti (story) &
Lucio Fulci (story) ...
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Release Date:
April 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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Plot:
An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Great tense 1960s thriller/giallo See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jean Sorel ... Dr. George Dumurrier

Marisa Mell ... Susan Dumurrier / Monica Weston

Elsa Martinelli ... Jane
Alberto de Mendoza ... Henry Dumurrier

John Ireland ... 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

Faith Domergue ... Marta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoffrey Copleston ... District Attorney (uncredited)

Lucio Fulci ... Graphologist (uncredited)
Malisa Longo ... Elizabeth O'Neill (uncredited)
Raffaele Mottola ... Governor (uncredited)
Bobby Rhodes ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
Roberto Gianviti (story) &
Lucio Fulci (story)

Lucio Fulci  screenplay &
Roberto Gianviti  screenplay &
José Luis Martínez Mollá  writer (as Jose Luis Martinez Molla)

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer
Maurizio Amati .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
 
Production Design by
Nedo Azzini 
 
Set Decoration by
Pier Luigi Basile 
 
Costume Design by
Lucia Mirisola 
 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Banchelli .... makeup artist
Iole Cecchini .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gray Frederickson .... unit manager: New York
Renato Jaboni .... general manager
Massimo Manasse .... production supervisor
Luis Méndez .... production manager (as Luis Mendez)
Francisco J. Tudela .... production supervisor (as Francisco Tudela)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Massimo Castellani .... assistant director
Albino Cocco .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Román Calatayud .... set designer (as Roman Calatayud)
Alessandro De Santis .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Mario Ligobbi .... sound (as Mario Li Gobbi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Benetti .... still photographer (as Tonino Benetti)
Giovanni Bergamini .... camera operator
Giovanni Bonivento .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Conchita Pacini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Riz Ortolani .... conductor
 
Other crew
Raffaele Mottola .... dialogue coach (as Ray Mottola)
Paolo Vandini .... production secretary
Vittoria Vigorelli .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Una sull'altra" - Italy (original title)
"Perversion Story" - France, USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
97 min | 107 min (uncut version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Errors in geography: San Luis Obispo is due south of San Francisco, but to get there from San Francisco George is seen driving over and past landmarks taking him east of his destination such as the San Mateo Bridge or north of his starting point such as the Golden Gate Bridge.See more »
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Referenced in Fulci Talks: The Movies (2007)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great tense 1960s thriller/giallo, 30 July 2007
Author: DAW-8 from Minneapolis, USA

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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