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The Flower with the Deadly Sting (1973)

Il fiore dai petali d'acciaio (original title)
A wealthy doctor Andrea Valenti (Gianni Garko) accidentally kills his mistress, then the doctor falls victim of blackmail.

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Cast overview:
Gianni Garko ...
Dr. Andrea Valenti
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Evelyn
Ivano Staccioli ...
Ispettore Garrano
Pilar Velázquez ...
Lena
Paola Senatore ...
Daniela
Umberto Raho ...
Psychiatrist
Eleonora Morana ...
Female surgeon
Angelo Bassi
Giuseppe Mattei
Alessandro Perrella ...
First young surgeon
Alba Maiolini ...
Female porter
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A well known surgeon Andrea Valenti (Gianni Garko) accidentally kills his mistress with a metal sculpture of a flower, later he tries to cover-up his crime never realizing he's being watched by someone lurking, then he begins receiving menacing phone calls from an alleged witness. Who could it be behind the blackmail? Written by jairhcastillo

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Great and overlooked Italian giallo.
15 August 2012 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Andreas Valenti(Gianni Garko)is a respected surgeon with misogynistic tendencies.When his girlfriend Daniella(Paola Senatore)is accidentally killed by titular metal sculpture of flower he becomes the main suspect.In fact he surgically dismembers her body and disposes remains.Daniella's half-sister Evelyn(Carrol Baker)becomes suspicious and informs Inspector Garrano about possible Andreas guilt.The intrigue of blackmail and backstabbing begins...Sadly overlooked Italian giallo with fantastic underwater lesbian scene.The pace is deliberate and there are several very interesting twists and turns.The performances are splendid and there are some similarities to Luigi Cozzi's memorable "The Killer Must Kill Again".Overall,"The Flower with the Petals of Steel" is a must-see for Euro horror enthusiasts.


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