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5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
"5 bambole per la luna d'agosto" (original title)

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A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Berger ...
Prof. Gerry Farrell
Ira von Fürstenberg ...
Trudy Farrell (as Ira Furstenberg)
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Marie Chaney
Howard Ross ...
Jack Davidson
Helena Ronee ...
Peggy Davidson (as Helena Ronée)
Teodoro Corrà ...
George Stark (as Teodoro Corrá)
Ely Galleani ...
Isabel (as Justine Gall)
Edith Meloni ...
Jill Stark
Mauro Bosco ...
Charles
Maurice Poli ...
Nick Chaney
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George Stark is a wealthy industrialist who invites five business friends of his to his remote Mediterranean island for a weekend of relaxation and business when he introduces them to Professor Farrell, a brilliant chemist who gives investment ideas to the group. But against Farrell's wishes, the group goes behind each other's back to obtain information on Farrell's chemistry ideas and soon the guests and residents start turning up dead one by one as Stark and Farrell must rally the group together to determine the identity of the killer (or killers) despite nobody trusting anyone. Written by matt-282

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14 February 1970 (Italy)  »

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Shot in only 19 days. See more »

Quotes

Nick Chaney: So what was I telling you?
Marie Chaney: That I'm a dirty whore. That's why I'm taking a shower... at least now I'll be a clean whore.
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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Five Dolls
Written by Piero Umiliani
Performed by Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni
Courtesy of Disco Cinevox Records
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My Mario Bava guilty pleasure
14 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of Bava's flicks and after hearing quite a few bad and average reviews about this one. I decided to keep my expectations low check this one out. What I found out is that I actually liked it. While not up to the standards of Black Sabbath, Black Sunday, Twitch of the Death Nevrve, or Kill, Baby, Kill you can still tell this was done by Bava and that is what I think I liked about it. Bava's visuals and camera work are awesome even if the story is not. The story concerns a bunch of unscrupulous wealthy investors, at one's their summer home, trying to get a professor to sell his groundbreaking new formula by any means necessary. Then someone starts bumping them off one by one. If anyone looking for a great story from a Bava film is missing the point. The story is really secondary to Bava's visuals, weirdness, and black as night humor(in full swing here). The only complaints I can come up with is that the last section of the movie kind of drags and some of the characters are interchangeable. Some others might complain that there really is not any gore and they are right, but that did not bother me. So, in closing if you are a Bava fan see this one, but if you are not skip it or see the other ones' mentioned above.


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