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27 November 1973 (Italy) See more »
A beautiful but poor young girl finds all the money and material goods she never had when she becomes the girlfriend of a crime boss, but soon learns that there is a price to be paid for that kind of life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Edwige Fenech ... Anna Lovisi
Corrado Pani ... Guido Salvi

Richard Conte ... Riccardo Sogliani

John Richardson ... Lorenzo Viotto
Laura Bonaparte ... Loredana
Ettore Manni ... Zuco
Corrado Gaipa ... Doctor
Antonio Casale ... Sogliani's henchman
Umberto Raho ... Sogliani's lawyer
Bruno Corazzari ... Albino
Carla Calò ... Anna's mother
Aldo Barberito ... Anna's father
Wilma Casagrande ... Susy
Tom Felleghy ... Porter (as Tommaso Felleghi)
John Bartha ... Gerli
Carla Mancini
Bruno Boschetti
Shirley Corrigan ... Lisa
Iride De Santis
Vittorio Pinelli
Paolo Lena ... Paolo
Ennio Balbo ... Frossi
Gabriella Giacobbe ... Nun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aristide Caporale ... Street vendor (uncredited)
Ottavio Fanfani ... Ferretti - hospital director (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Policeman (uncredited)
Francesco Narducci ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Riccardo Petrazzi ... Sogliani Henchman (uncredited)
Sergio Smacchi ... Zuco Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Giuliano Carnimeo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernesto Gastaldi  writer
Luciano Martino  story
Francesco Milizia  writer
Sauro Scavolini  story

Produced by
Luciano Martino .... producer
Original Music by
Luciano Michelini 
Cinematography by
Marcello Masciocchi 
Film Editing by
Eugenio Alabiso 
Production Design by
Oscar Capponi 
Costume Design by
Oscar Capponi 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastiano Celeste .... camera operator
Onofrio Coppola .... grip
Music Department
Luciano Michelini .... conductor

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100 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Italian censorship visa # 63499 delivered on 14-11-1973.See more »
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References You Only Live Twice (1967)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Much More Than Just Another Pretty Face, 5 November 2007
Author: ferbs54 from United States

Although director Giuliano Carnimeo and European sex symbol Edwige Fenech had teamed up to make one of the pulpiest Italian thrillers of all time, "The Case of the Bloody Iris," in 1972, their next collaboration, 1973's "Secrets of a Call Girl," is hardly a giallo at all. Rather, I would categorize it more as a romantic crime melodrama, in which Edwige gets to show that she's more than just a pretty face (oops...I guess I'm damning with faint praise; make that "incredibly beautiful face"). Her role here as Anna, an innocent coffee shop cashier who falls for the brutish charms of a Mafia thug, really gives her a chance to show the world what all the giallo fans knew before: that she is also an intelligent, subtle and highly skilled actress, as well. Her Anna is soon forced by the Mob to run drugs and turn tricks, but amazingly, she retains her stunning looks even after repeated beatings from her man Guido. Anyway, this film is extremely fast moving (almost too much so for its own good), covering a lot of ground in just 95 minutes, and ultimately gets a tad soapy in its final 1/3, when Anna gets involved with the surgeon who saves her son's life. Carnimeo's direction is surprisingly flashier here than in his previous giallo effort, and composer Luciano Michelini's lovely title tune should have become a standard on the order of "Doctor Zhivago"'s "Lara's Theme." Another treat for me in this film is the presence of one of my favorite actors, Richard Conte, here playing another Don Barzini-type role as the Mafia headman. Whotta class act! My heartiest thanks again to the fine folks at No Shame for another great DVD of a lost Italian classic, with nice subtitling and interesting extras. Keep 'em coming, guys!

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