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Writers:
Leo Anchóriz (screenplay)
Leo Anchóriz (story)
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Release Date:
6 April 1971 (Italy) See more »
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Respectable lawyer Peter picks up Anna, an Italian woman of dubious virtue, from the club and takes her back to his Uncle's place. They soon discover they are not alone. A gunman Quill (Julian Mateos), is waiting for them. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Giovanna Ralli ... Anna
Frank Wolff ... Arthur Welt

Fernando Rey ... Juez Flower
Julián Mateos ... Quill
Karin Schubert ... Nightclub Actress
Leonardo Scavino ... Hawkins the butler (as Leon Lenoir)
Franco Marletta
Gianni Garko ... Peter Flower
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Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leo Anchóriz  screenplay
Leo Anchóriz  story
Tito Carpi  screenplay
Tito Carpi  story
Enzo G. Castellari  screenplay
Enzo G. Castellari  story

Produced by
José Frade .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio L. Ballesteros 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Román Calatayud 
 
Costume Design by
Enrico Sabbatini 
 
Makeup Department
Otello Sisi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pietro Grifi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Ligero Poza .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Gene Luotto .... post-synchronization
Carlo Palmieri .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Gianfranco Amicucci .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... musical director
 
Other crew
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor
Julio Parra .... production supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Gli occhi freddi della paura" - Italy (original title)
"Desperate Moments" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
Spain:81 min | USA:91 min | Italy:95 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Sufficient Giallo, 18 April 2003
Author: taihei yasui (hae13400) from tokyo, japan

An Eton-graduated lawyer, Peter Flower, meets an Italian prostitute, Anna, in a London nightclub, and goes to his uncle's house with her. But soon the house's butler, Hawking, is found dead, and a stranger named Quill shows himself with gun. And furthermore, the arrival of Arthur Welt sharpens the unstableness of the strange triangle of two men and one woman... I think this Italian-Spanish co-produced film, which is sometimes called cult one because of its eccentric visualisation of one character's confusion of fancy with reality, is not bad at all. It has no extraordinariness of the characters, but the each character he-or-her-self is the believable who wants to be concerned only with what he or she can assimilate to. And the story is not full of highly cinematic surprises but has something realistic and familiar, and it lacks the manifest combination of love and separateness but has of (in)security and class consciousness, and of learning and sexual warfare. Still one can point out the film has some over-stylised Italian cinema-graphical techniques and somehow stereotyped female character, Anna. Regarding the latter, one can think of various possibilities of the characteristic. For instance, it can be said Anna should not be a prostitute. If she is the lover or, in better setting, one of the lovers of Peter, then her influence upon him and/or his upon her can be much more complex and profound, and so forth. But the ongoing story of the film has cinematically advance hints, and even offhanded meeting of Anna and Peter, who are first and last strangers each other, has something latently important and therefore their otherness has its own meaning. The director/co-writer E.G.Castellari could do more than what really did, but what he did was, I think, cinematically sufficient.

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