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Death Walks on High Heels (1971)
"La morte cammina con i tacchi alti" (original title)

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A famed jewel thief named Rochard is slashed to death on a train. His daughter Nicole, a famous nightclub performer in Paris, is questioned by the police about some missing diamonds but she... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank Wolff ...
Dr. Robert Matthews
Nieves Navarro ...
Nicole Rochard (as Susan Scott)
Simón Andreu ...
Michel Aumont (as Simon Andreu)
Carlo Gentili ...
Inspector Baxter
George Rigaud ...
Captain Lenny
José Manuel Martín ...
Smith (as J. Manuel Martin)
Fabrizio Moresco ...
Bergson
Luciano Rossi ...
Hallory
Claudie Lange ...
Vanessa Matthews
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A famed jewel thief named Rochard is slashed to death on a train. His daughter Nicole, a famous nightclub performer in Paris, is questioned by the police about some missing diamonds but she claims to know nothing about this. Nicole is then terrorized by a masked man with piercing blue eyes who demands to know where her father has hidden the stolen diamonds. Suspecting that her jealous boyfriend Michel may be the man who is harassing her, Nicole and her new-found friend Dr. Robert Matthews escape to England and apparant safety. But the killer will strike again... Written by Johan Melle

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19 November 1971 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

De dood sluipt op hoge hakken  »

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ESP 24,592,669 (Spain)
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70mm blow-up version released in Spain. See more »

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Great giallo, highly recommended
3 May 2006 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

A jewel thief is killed on a train by a man with piercing blue eyes. His daughter, a Paris stripper, believes the killer is after her, and after finding blue contact lenses in the medicine cabinet of her thuggish pimp-boyfriend, she flees France with a rich admirer she hardly knows to his villa a remote Scottish fishing village (where it isn't just the water that's full of red herrings).

This is a great giallo with a very convoluted but highly enjoyable plot and plenty of style to burn. The setting is pretty unique and the movie makes the unusual but interesting decision of killing off an important character halfway through. It does run out of gas a little at the end, but it's still pretty damn satisfying. The leads are all good, especially the sexy Nieves Navarro, director Luciano Ercoli's real-life wife. Navarro turned in really good performances in her husband's other movies ("Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion" and "Death Walks at Midnight")and was scrumptious bit of tail in everybody else's ("The Slasher is a Sex Maniac", "Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals"). Here she is really good AND a scrumptious bit of tail. She was probably the hottest Spanish actress of the era with the exception of Soledad Miranda (who was a good ten years younger). But I digress. The new DVD version of this looks great and includes "Death Walks at Midnight", an interesting booklet, and a groovy soundtrack CD. Highly recommended


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