Down 27,162 this week

Un detective (1969)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  6 September 1969 (Italy)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 115 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 4 critic

Add a Plot


0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 13 Apr 2011
a list of 2827 titles
created 31 May 2011
a list of 128 titles
created 18 Nov 2013
a list of 154 titles
created 02 Jan 2014
a list of 770 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Un detective" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Un detective (1969)

Un detective (1969) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Un detective.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Nefarious mad scientist Dr. Goldfoot once again plots to take over the world by creating female robot bombs specifically designed to blow up high-ranking generals of NATO countries. ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Vincent Price, Fabian, Franco Franchi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, Marilù Tolo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Based on the infamous novel by Leopold Sacher-Masoch this fine film follows the perverted passions of a young couple as Severin watches the beautiful Wanda writhing naked amongst furs. His ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Régis Vallée, Loren Ewing
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and ... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Questi
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin
Certificate: GP Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At the end of WW II, German deserters are tried for desertion by fellow POWs inside a prisoner of war camp for Nazies.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Bud Spencer, Franco Nero, Richard Johnson
The Archangel (1969)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

L'avvocato Fulvio Bertuccia vivacchia ai bordi della giustizia finche' incontra la bella Gloria Bianchi. Inizia allora una girandola di avventure e di falsi omicidi che lo portano prima in ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Capitani
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Pamela Tiffin, Irina Demick
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Riccardo Ghione
Stars: Marisa Mantovani, Ruggero Miti, Riccardo Cucciolla
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Alberto Sordi
Stars: Anna Lina Alberti, Bibi Andersson, Renato Angiolillo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A frustrated musician makes a career out of his wife's beautiful body.

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile
Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Laura Antonelli, Ferruccio De Ceresa
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Romolo Guerrieri
Stars: Enrico Maria Salerno, Giuseppe Pambieri, John Steiner
High Crime (1973)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo


Complete credited cast:
Vera Fontana
Avvocato Fontana
Delia Boccardo ...
Sandy Bronson
Susanna Martinková ...
Renzo Palmer ...
Commissario Baldo
Roberto Bisacco ...
Maurizio Bonuglia ...
Mino Fontana


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

drugs | blackmail | based on novel | See All (3) »


Crime | Drama


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 September 1969 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Detective Belli  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Franco Nero fans should dig this one.
29 December 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A dialogue heavy murder mystery whose story is just full of twists and turns, "Un Detective", a.k.a. "Detective Belli", a.k.a. "Ring of Death", is a reasonably entertaining, competently made movie that does provide handsome leading man Franco Nero with a good vehicle, based upon the novel "Macchie Di Belletto" (translated as "Make Up Stains" in the English dubbed version) by Ludovico Dentice. He plays police commissioner Stefano Belli, a shamelessly crooked individual who takes a pair of cases offered to him by prominent criminal lawyer Fontana (Adolfo Celi). The details of these cases include a provocative photograph, blackmail, and cheating partners. The first review on this page is certainly on the mark when it comments on the story's resemblance to the legendary "The Maltese Falcon", right down to the final showdown when Belli confronts the killer with the knowledge he's gained. (Of course, the denouement here is one that the viewer may NOT expect.) A fair amount of the screen time actually involves Belli confronting one character after another, so it gets kind of repetitive, and what with all of the exposition relayed throughout, it does require one to pay close attention. One standout scene features Belli intimidating British model Sandy Bronson (Delia Boccardo) into giving up information by driving dangerously through the city streets. There's a brief scene of delectable bare female skin but the scene is over a little too quickly. Still, it's nice to see an assortment of "Euro-babes" among the cast: Florinda Bolkan, Boccardo, and Susanna Martinkova (whose dubbed in French voice is ridiculous yet still rather cute). Uncredited appearances are made by the likes of Laura Antonelli, Geoffrey Copleston, Silvia Dionisio, and John Stacy. But the most fun to be had is in watching Nero play a man of absolutely no moral fibre who always looks out for number one while becoming intent on solving the cases. He's a real brute of a man, yet is very democratic about it, roughing up men and women alike. The movie is decent entertainment overall, if not particularly memorable, and may please plans of European crime stories. Seven out of 10.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Brutish commissioner sistermorphine71
Discuss Un detective (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: