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The Weapon, the Hour, & the Motive (1972)

L'arma, l'ora, il movente (original title)
A sexually-promiscuous priest is stabbed to death inside a church.

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Commissario Franco Boito
Bedy Moratti ...
Orchidea Durantini
Eva Czemerys ...
Giulia Pisani
Salvatore Puntillo ...
Moriconi
Claudia Gravy ...
Sister Tarquinia
Alcira Harris
Arturo Trina ...
Ferruccio
Adolfo Belletti ...
Anselmo Barsetti - The Sacristan
Arnaldo Bellofiore
Francesco D'Adda ...
Pisani - Giulia's Husband
Filippo Pompa Marcelli ...
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Mother Superior
Lorenzo Piani
Maurizio Bonuglia ...
Don Giorgio
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A sexually-promiscuous priest is stabbed to death inside a church.

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Sadly overlooked Italian giallo.
12 October 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

In "The Weapon,the Hour and the Motive" the murder victim is a priest.Father Giorgio is stabbed to death in his congregation church.Two police detectives Franco Boito and Moriconi investigate his murder.The main suspects are Giorgio's two lovers Giulia and Orchidea as he wanted to break up with both.There is also an orphaned boy who saw too much from his attic hideout and he will resolve the mystery.Overlooked Italian giallo stylishly made by Francesco Mazzei.There are some silly comedic moments and some effective shocks.The throat slashing scene is fairly graphic and there is a bit of nudity and sexual perversion.Mazzei is capable of building suspense pretty well too."The Weapon,the Hour and the Motive" deserves more recognition.7 out of 10.


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