MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,324 this week

A White Dress for Marialé (1972)
"Un bianco vestito per Marialé" (original title)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  August 1973 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 135 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 11 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 711 titles
created 27 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 04 Jun 2013
 
a list of 501 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 122 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 5 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A White Dress for Marialé (1972)

A White Dress for Marialé (1972) on IMDb 5.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A White Dress for Marialé.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A girl is murdered in a park. The man is tried and convicted for the crime but afterwards the killings continue.

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Ida Galli
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A couple, lost in thick fog, take refuge in an old mansion next to a cemetery. Strange things start to happen.

Director: Francisco Lara Polop
Stars: Ida Galli, Analía Gadé, Lisa Leonardi
Knife of Ice (1972)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Alan Scott, Ida Galli
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A blind boy receives a vision that warn him of the birth of the anti-christ.

Director: Ugo Liberatore
Stars: Renato Cestiè, Rena Niehaus, Yorgo Voyagis
Nightmare (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than ... See full summary »

Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke
Mystery | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Patrick Davenant con alcuni familiari e amici si reca, dopo una festa, a visitare un vecchio teatro di proprietà della famiglia, mai usato ma tenuto sempre in ordine. I rapporti tra di loro... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Bennati
Stars: Rosanna Schiaffino, Chris Avram, Eva Czemerys
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Sofia Dionisio, Massimo Foschi, Dana Ghia
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Director: Omiros Efstratiadis
Stars: Maria Vassiliou, Hristos Nomikos, Anton Theodorelos
Savage Hunt (1980)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: George Ayer, Mairi Hronopoulou, Allen Lieb
The Possessed (1965)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A visitor arrives in a small Italian village looking for a woman. Residents tell him that she committed suicide but there's more to the mystery than they're letting on. Meanwhile, a strange woman walks by the lake.

Directors: Luigi Bazzoni, Franco Rossellini
Stars: Peter Baldwin, Salvo Randone, Valentina Cortese
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Irina Demick, Pilar Velázquez
Besieged (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Joan Collins, Faith Domergue, Massimo Serato
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ida Galli ...
Mariale (as Evelyn Stewart)
Ivan Rassimov ...
Massimo
...
Paolo
Pilar Velázquez ...
Mercedes
Ezio Marano ...
Giancarlo Bonuglia ...
Jo
Gianni Dei ...
Lover of Mariale's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Boschetti
Franco Calogero ...
Mariale's father
Gengher Gatti ...
Osvaldo, the butcher
Edilio Kim ...
Gustavo
Carla Mancini ...
Woman reading a book
Shawn Robinson ...
Semy
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | giallo | See All (2) »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A White Dress for Marialé  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very good giallo, but not for newcomers
4 November 2009 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is one of those gialli I probably wouldn't recommend to those unfamiliar with the Italian genre, but committed giallo fans will certainly enjoy it. A young girl witnesses her father shotgun her mother ( Evelyn Stewart) and male lover to death before turning the gun on himself. The little girl naturally grows into a pretty maladjusted adult (also played by Stewart) who is kept drugged and isolated in a remote castle by her over-protective husband (Luigi Pistilli) and his brutish butler. Still she manages to invite a group of her decadent bourgeois "friends" to the castle for a kind of weird masked orgy. It's a bad sign though when the hostess herself comes dressed in the white gown in which her mother was killed (which you would would think would be covered in blood and riddled with buckshot, but oh well). Naturally, it isn't long before the guests are dropping off like flies.

It takes a little time for the murders to get going, but they come fast and thick when they do. And the early going is spent with lots of surreal Gothic touches. A great eerie setting and superb visual style and music make this film similar to other heavy-duty bizarro gialli like "Sex of the Witch" and "Crazy Desires of a Murderer", even if--like with those--the plot rarely makes a lick of sense. There are only really two possible perpetrators of the killings, but even by the end of the movie I wasn't sure which of them was responsible. The victims are certainly worthy though. There is a bickering young, interracial couple--the guy derides the girl as a "slave" while she belittles him by calling him "white master" (yet another sensitive, politically correct portrayal of black people in Italian genre films). Spanish actress Pilar Velasquez plays a character after my own heart--a raving nympho who responds to nearly getting raped by a male guest by going to the black woman's room and (for no apparent reason beyond the obvious) stripping off for some hot, interracial lesbian action! I was quite impressed with Velasquez--not just her body (which can also be seen in "Naked Girl killed in Park"), but also her acting--it can't be easy to play such a preposterously motivated character. The real acting honors, however, go to the two great character actors, Luigi Pistilli and Ivan Rassimov. It's a sublime joy to watch these two devour scenery together.

Director Roman Scavoli was later responsible for the film "Nightmare in a Damaged Brain", one of those films that was banned in Britain, but completely ignored in America. I haven't seen that one yet, but it's probably safe to say this is better. Newcomers to the giallo genre will probably be left scratching their heads, but long-time fans will definitely enjoy this.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
i want to see this westing000
DVD from Camera Obscura renep-4
Discuss A White Dress for Marialé (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?