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Five Women for the Killer (1974)
"5 donne per l'assassino" (original title)

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Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Matthews ...
Giorgio Pisani
Pascale Rivault ...
Dr. Lydia Franzi
Giorgio Albertazzi ...
Prof. Aldo Betti
Howard Ross ...
Police inspector
Katia Christine ...
Alba Galli
Catherine Diamant ...
Oriana
Gabriella Lepori ...
Sophia
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ...
Marta
Tom Felleghy ...
Newspaper Editor-in-Chief
Lia Bresciani
Carla Mancini
Lorenzo Piani
Ennia Rossetto
Alessandro Quasimodo ...
(as Sandro Quasimodo)
Milva Bonamone
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Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia Franzi, as he is quite sterile. Reporter Giorgio and Lydia soon become lovers, and she narrowly escapes the brutal hands of the murderer (or murderers) who claims several other victims in shockingly violent fashion. Written by Ørnås

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4 December 1974 (Italy)  »

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Amar Foi a Sua Perdição  »

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A grim affair with Francis Matthews
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The legendary Italian genre filmmaker Stelvio Massi takes a rare foray into the heady, be-gloved milieu of the schlocky Giallo with 'Five Women for The Killer'; and for my money it makes for a diverting piece, besides it's somewhat curious seeing the urbane British character actor, Francis 'Dracula' Matthews in such luridly unfamiliar surroundings! The only other Giallo I am aware Massi shot was the much-loved 'The Case of The Bloody Iris' starring the delightful, yet curiously moniker-ed Edwige Fenech. Massi is generally known for his boisterous euro-crime efforts, but he is a more than capable director whose CV boasts some rather exemplary titles. It must also be noted that the sleazy premise is rather unsettling, and the initial murder is a rather grim affair, reminded me a tad of an equally unsavory Joe D'Amato effort. (Absurd etc.)


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