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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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My Mario Bava guilty pleasure See more (35 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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Additional Details

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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
My Mario Bava guilty pleasure, 14 December 2008
Author: deadringer22000 from United States

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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