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Una sull'altra
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Director:
Writers:
Lucio Fulci (screenplay)
Lucio Fulci (story)
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Release Date:
April 1973 (USA) See more »
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What Is The Most Incredible Thing A Woman Ever Did For $1,000,000? See more »
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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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jean Sorel ... Dr. Geroge 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
Jesús Puente ... Sergeant Rodriguez
George Rigaud ... Arthur Mitchell
Jean Sobieski ... Larry

Faith Domergue ... Martha
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)
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Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucio Fulci  screenplay
Lucio Fulci  story
Roberto Gianviti  screenplay
Roberto Gianviti  story
José Luis Martínez Mollá  writer

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer
Maurizio Amati .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa 
 
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
Francisco J. Tudela .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Massimo Castellani .... assistant director
Albino Cocco .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Román Calatayud .... set designer
Alessandro De Santis .... assistant production designer
Lucia Mirisola .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Mario Ligobbi .... sound
 
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
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 (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | France:U | Italy:VM18 | Norway:16 | Spain:18 | USA:R

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Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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Referenced in Fulci Talks: The Movies (2007)See more »

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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Fulci and Mell, 22 December 2004
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This little Italian number is superficially similar to the famous Hitchcock film "Vertigo" in its basic premise and in its San Francisco location. But I don't recall "Vertigo" having the nude dancing, the psychedelic body painting, and the abundance of straight and lesbian sex. And as great an actress as Kim Novak from "Vertigo" may have been, she was no Marissa Mell. Marissa Mell was a six-foot Austrian model/actress who became infamous in the late 1960's more for her antics off-screen than on (her various paramours supposedly included everyone from Warren Beatty to the Shah of Iran). She was the archetypal Bond girl, even though she never actually got around to appearing in a Bond movie. Actually, the only big movie she was ever in was Mario Bava's pop-art, comic book adaptation "Diabolik". This obscure movie was probably her second most famous role before her career fizzled and she died at a young age from cancer. She is excellent here in the dual role of an asthmatic, dying wife and a seductive stripper. She also has copious nude scenes (if you're into that sort of thing).

You might also have heard of the director of this one, guy named Lucio Fulci, made a few zombie movies or something. This is actually the first of a series of superior gialli Fuici directed early in his career (the others were "A Woman in Lizard's Skin" and "Don't Torture a Duckling"). Fulci fans will find the plot of this film to be surprisingly coherent, but will probably be disappointed at the lack of gore (aside from one grisly scene of a post, post-mortem). It also lacks much of the directorial flair Fulci would demonstrate in his later gialli and his zombie films. The last act is particularly weak with one of those tiresome innocent-man-on-death-row countdowns. The very last scene is a pleasant surprise, but by then much of the momentum has been lost. Still, it's definitely worth seeing, for Fulci and Mell if nothing else.

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