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Director:
Writer:
Mario di Nardo (story)
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Release Date:
14 February 1970 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Bava Plus Edwige...What's Not To Like?!?!?! See more (36 total) »

Cast

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William Berger ... Prof. Gerry Farrell
Ira von Fürstenberg ... Trudy Farrell (as Ira Furstenberg)

Edwige Fenech ... 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

Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
Mario di Nardo (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Luigi Alessi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Piero Umiliani 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Rinaldi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mario Bava 
 
Costume Design by
Giulia Mafai  (as Giuliana Mafai)
 
Makeup Department
Orietta Melaranci .... makeup artist (as Oretta Melaranci)
 
Production Management
Luigi Alessi .... production manager
Alfonso Cucci .... assistant production manager
Adolfo Martello .... assistant production manager (as Rudolfo Martello)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Bianchi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Giuseppe Aldrovandi .... set designer
Giulia Mafai .... set dresser (as Giuliana Mafai)
 
Sound Department
Leopoldo Rosi .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Enrico Catalucci .... optical effects (as E. Catalucci)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianlorenzo Battaglia .... assistant camera (as Lorenzo Battaglia)
Armando Pietrangeli .... still photographer
Emilio Varriano .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roberto Ranucci .... assistant costumes designer
 
Editorial Department
Liliana Serra .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marisa Agostini .... continuity
Franco Tupini .... production secretary
 

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Also Known As:
"5 bambole per la luna d'agosto" - Italy (original title)
"Island of Terror" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
88 min | USA:78 min | France:90 min | UK:81 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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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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Movie Connections:
References La Dolce Vita (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Neve CaldaSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Bava Plus Edwige...What's Not To Like?!?!?!, 6 November 2007
Author: ferbs54 from United States

One of the few films directed by Italian horror maestro Mario Bava that I hadn't seen, as well as a film starring my latest object of cinematic lust, Edwige Fenech, 1970's "Five Dolls for an August Moon" was one that I eagerly popped into my DVD player at home. And it turns out that it was well worth the wait. In this very interesting giallo, a group of businessmen convenes, with their wives, at an ultramodern beach house on what looks to be a lonely Mediterranean island, with the purpose of convincing a scientist to sell them the formula for his new industrial resin. Before long, though, "Ten Little Indians" style, the group's members start to be killed off one by one, and, in a nice, eerie touch, are kept hanging in plastic wrap in the house's meat locker. The plot here is complex enough without being ultimately impossible to understand or swallow, although one or two points do not withstand logical consideration after the movie is done. Still, Bava's direction is typically stylish, with some memorable set pieces (dig those bouncing marbles!); a chic, jazzy score by Piero Umiliani aids immeasurably in moving things along (what a terrific soundtrack CD this film could have!); and the picture, though not as graphically violent as, say, Bava's "Twitch of the Death Nerve" (1971), still provides some grisly moments. And Edwige? Well, whether doing a frenzied dance number in gold lame bell-bottoms and matching brassiere or strutting around in various states of undress, this luscious Eurobabe does not disappoint. She is easily the hottest of the "five dolls" here; whotta knockout! My thanks to Image Entertainment for this great-looking DVD of a film never released theatrically here in the U.S.

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