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Concerto per pistola solista (1970)

A family goes to a British estate to hear the reading of a will and while there they are murdered one by one.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Worth
Isabelle Carter (as Eveline Stewart)
Sgt. Aloisius Thorpe
Anthony Carter
Lance Percival ...
Supt. Grey
Ted Collins
Georgie Kemple (as Christopher Chittell)
Aunt Gladys Kemple
Quinto Parmeggiani ...
Lawrence Carter
Beryl Cunningham ...
Pauline Collins
Evelyn, the maid
Arthur, the valet (as Robert Hundar)
Franco Borelli ...
Peter, the butler
Mr. Caldicot, the lawyer


A family goes to a British estate to hear the reading of a will and while there they are murdered one by one.

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At least they know the butler didn't do it...his was the FIRST BODY they found!


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15 October 1970 (Italy)  »

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Story of a Crime  »

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A fun Agatha Christie-style murder mystery.
18 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

A group of relatives gather at the family estate for the reading of the will of the late Sir Henry. When the entire fortune is left to niece Barbara (Anna Moffo), one of the occupants of the house turns to murder. It is up to local bobby Aloisius Thorpe (Gastone Moschin) and Scotland Yard Superintendent Grey (Lance Percival) to crack the case.

Italian murder mystery The Weekend Murders is often classed as a giallo, but I don't think it really qualifies as such: its English setting and typical Agatha Christie style 'whodunnit' plot make it far too British in tone for it to be a part of the giallo genre. Admittedly, director Michele Lupo throws in a few typically Italian flourishes - most notably, rapid zooms and jump cuts (to the strains of Tchaikovsky and the sound of gun shots!)- but there is little else to link it to the ultra violent, style-over-substance world of shadowy leather-gloved maniacs stalking sexy female victims.

The films 'Ten Little Indians'-style structure holds very few surprises, but the excellent cast make this fun to watch despite the predictability, with the amusing dynamic between the pompous detective Grey and the actually-cleverer-than-he-seems Thorpe making for a whole lot of fun. Chris Chittell, as emotionally disturbed Georgie, is also worth a mention, his deranged character a prime suspect, while the ravishing Orchidea de Santis, as Evelyn, the maid, is worth keeping an eye on for very different reasons.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.

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