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A Lizard in a Woman's Skin -- A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin -- A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?

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Director:
Writers:
Lucio Fulci (screenplay)
Lucio Fulci (story)
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Release Date:
20 March 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Biting, Gnawing Terror Claws at Your Brain! See more »
Plot:
A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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I'm not really a big fan of Lucio Fulci, but this wasn't a bad little murder mystery See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Florinda Bolkan ... Carol Hammond

Stanley Baker ... Inspector Corvin
Jean Sorel ... Frank Hammond
Silvia Monti ... Deborah
Alberto de Mendoza ... Sgt. Brandon
Penny Brown ... Jenny (hippie girl)
Mike Kennedy ... Hubert (hippie guy)
Ely Galleani ... Joan Hammond (as Edy Gall)
George Rigaud ... Dr. Kerr
Ezio Marano ... Lowell (scientific squad)
Franco Balducci ... McKenna
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Policeman
Erzsi Paál ... Mrs. Gordon (as Ersi Pond)
Gaetano Imbró ... Policeman

Leo Genn ... Edmond Brighton
Anita Strindberg ... Julia Durer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Adams ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jean Degrave ... St. Paul's Clinic Director (uncredited)
Basil Dignam ... The Commissioner (uncredited)
Ursel Eberz ... Policewoman Beth (uncredited)
Piero Nistri ... L'amante di mrs Gordon (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucio Fulci  screenplay
Lucio Fulci  story
Roberto Gianviti  screenplay
Roberto Gianviti  story
Ottavio Jemma  uncredited
José Luis Martínez Mollá  screenplay
André Tranché  screenplay

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer
Renato Jaboni .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller 
 
Film Editing by
Giorgio Serrallonga  (as Jorge Serralonga)
 
Art Direction by
Román Calatayud 
 
Set Decoration by
Roberto Granieri 
 
Costume Design by
Maurizio Chiari 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Di Girolamo .... head makeup artist
Gloria Fava .... assistant makeup artist
Rosa Luciani .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Luis Méndez .... production manager
Agostino Pane .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giorgio Gentili .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Nedo Azzini .... set designer
Claudio De Santis .... assistant set designer
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound re-recording mixer
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-synchronization supervisor
Massimo Iabone .... sound (as Massimo Jaboni)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Eugenio Ascani .... special effects
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Annunziata .... first assistant camera
Enrico Bellacci .... chief electrician
Giovanni Bonivento .... second assistant camera (as Gianni Bonivento)
Santiago Gómez .... third assistant camera
Spartaco Pizzi .... key grip
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giorgio Desideri .... assistant costume designer (as Giorgio Desidero)
 
Editorial Department
Rita Antonelli .... assistant editor
Lea Piras .... assistant editor
Vincenzo Tomassi .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
 
Other crew
Enrique Bellot .... production secretary
Roberto Carpentieri .... production secretary
Roberto Giandalia .... script supervisor
Gianfranco Bellini .... voice dubbing: George Rigaud (uncredited)
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: Jean Sorel (uncredited)
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Stanley Baker (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Florinda Bolkan (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Una lucertola con la pelle di donna" - Italy (original title)
"Lizard in a Woman's Skin" - UK (imdb display title), USA
"Schizoid" - Australia (reissue title), USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
France:101 min | Italy:98 min | Spain:89 min | USA:95 min | USA:103 min (DVD version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-18 | France:X (additional material) (extended version) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Norway:16 | Spain:18 | UK:18 (2010) | USA:R | USA:Unrated (DVD)

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Trivia:
The scene in which Carol encounters the disemboweled dogs in the clinic became quite controversial because of the startlingly realistic (and graphic) appearance of the fake prop dogs. Director Lucio Fulci was nearly sent to prison because it was believed that the dogs were real and Fulci had allowed animal cruelty on the film. However crew members were able to testify in court that the "dogs" were indeed fake and no animals had ever been harmed. Special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi even presented the dog props in court to convince the jury. This was the first time that an effects artist had to testify in court that their work was fake.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When people are taking pictures of Julia Durer's body, her eyebrow moves.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
I'm not really a big fan of Lucio Fulci, but this wasn't a bad little murder mystery, 26 December 2006
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

I'm not really a big fan of Lucio Fulci, but this wasn't a bad little murder mystery. For once, the film concentrates on the actual mystery as opposed to the murders. There is a minimum of gore which may disappoint fans of European schlock, but adds to the credibility of the film. The mystery itself is cleverly setup and the use of red herrings was quite good. It contains one of those endings which is unpredictable but makes us feel we should have known all along. Also, Fulci proves to be a stylish and atmospheric director. The love scenes towards the beginning are surprisingly erotic. He is particularly good in the surreal scenes involving the hippie orgies. Its odd how a film could seem to be so against the Hallucination Generation yet carry such a psychedelic style. This dates the film poorly but also adds to the appeal for cult fans. Special mention also goes to a typically atmospheric score by Ennio Morrecone.

Still, this is no masterpiece. While the setup and mystery itself is reasonably clever, the dialog is dumb as all hell. Lucio Fulci is a director often accused of showing more interest in set pieces than in character development and script writing, and that is all too apparent here. Also, I was confused by Stanley Baker's character. I get the feeling that Baker, who could be a good actor (just see "Zulu"), was supposed to be a quirky scene-stealing inspector stock character (Jess Franco did this very well in "Diabolical Dr. Z"). He just came across as alternatively annoying and puzzling. Also, the film is too leisurely paced for my liking. I can deal with a slow pace if something interesting is taking place on screen, but there's too much talk and filler in this one. An enjoyable film, but not one I see myself watching more than once. (6/10)

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