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Director:
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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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Weird, Flawed and Silly Black Humor Comedy See more (34 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
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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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Trivia:
Agatha Christie's original story was titled "Ten Little Niggers", which had previously been filmed under such official titles as And Then There Were None (1945) and Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians' (1965). The source of the story went uncredited. Mario Bava did not care for that story, but his next feature, A Bay of Blood (1971), was practically a rewrite, on which he enjoyed total control.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:
Five DollsSee more »

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Is "Five Dolls for an August Moon" based on a book?
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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Weird, Flawed and Silly Black Humor Comedy, 9 July 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The wealthy investor George Stark (Teodoro Corrá), his partner Jack Davidson (Howard Ross) and their business friend Nick Chaney (Maurice Poli) invite Professor Fritz Farrell (William Berger) and his wife Trudy Farrell (Ira Furstenberg) to spend a weekend with their wives Jill Stark (Edith Meloni), Peggy Davison (Helena Ronee) and Marie Chaney (Edwige Fenech) in a remote island that belongs to George. Fritz has invented a formula of an industrial resin and the three businessmen wants to convince the scientist to sell it to them for millions of dollar. The host George releases his yacht and crew to stay alone in the island with his wife, guests and the young woman Isabel (Justine Gall). When the houseboy and lover of Marie Jacques (Mauro Bosco) is found dead on the beach, they realize that the phone is out of order, so they can not call the police; they bring the corpse to the refrigerating chamber where meet and food are stocked. Fritz refuses to sell his formula and while on the beach, Isabel surprisingly shoots him on the head; however his body is not found. Then, each guest is murdered and the survivors bring the bodies to the freeze and try to discover who might be the killer.

"5 Doll for an August Moon" is a weird, flawed and silly black humor comedy of Mario Bava. The development of the key character Isabel is awful and the viewer never knows who she is, what the relationship of her parents and George is and why she is in the island during a business meeting. The plot is inconsistent, like for example, when Peggy is murdered – the situation does not make sense in the end. The final twist is confused and I did not understand the situation: Fritz is accused of killing his associate Dr. Kruger. If that is true, why? Wasn't he an altruist man that did not want to sell the formula but donate is for magnanimous purposes? If he confessed the crime under the influence of Pentothal, why would Isabel bother to bring him to justice? Wouldn't be smarter using the Pentothal to get the number of his bank account? My vote is four.

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