6.0/10
23
1 user 1 critic

Lady Dynamite (1973)

La padrina (original title)
Donna Costanza is married to a New Jersey mafia boss. During their 10 year wedding anniversary party he is shot and killed. His dying words to her are "Giarratana from Palermo". Costanza ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Al Pisani)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lidia Alfonsi
Mario Danieli
Carlo Gaddi
Maurice Poli
Anthony Steffen ...
Nico Barresi
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Manfred Freyberger
John Ely ...
(as Giangiacomo Elia)
Amedeo Mangiù
Orchidea de Santis
Renzo Rinaldi
Umberto Raho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudio Undari
Edit

Storyline

Donna Costanza is married to a New Jersey mafia boss. During their 10 year wedding anniversary party he is shot and killed. His dying words to her are "Giarratana from Palermo". Costanza takes a trip to Palermo in order to avenge the death of her husband. Her target is Don Giarratana, a dangerous and influential Italian politician. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mafia | evil man | murder | See All (3) »

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Lady Dynamite  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great, Unknown Little Poliziotteschi
11 July 2016 | by (In The Viewing Room) – See all my reviews

The copy I watched of this movie was dubbed with English, from an original VHS tape. I'm not aware of any other releases except the originals. If you like poliziotteschi movies, this one is worth checking out. If you can find it, of course. I think this print really needs to be cleaned up and re-released. It's worth it.

One on level La Padrina (original title, means, basically, "The Godmother") is very typical. It's very typical of the '70s, very typical of poliziotteschi, and pretty typical for an Euro-mafia movie. With the exception of very '70s, it's also different than those things. It's at a much slower pace than a typical poliziotteschi, though I didn't find that onerous. Typical for the scenes in Sicily, there is a strong Syracuse element rather than being purely Palermo orientated. Typical of mafiosi movies, the protagonist plays a very different role. Typical of an Italian '60s-'70s movie, it's a poliziotteschi with Anthony Steffan, rather than a Spaghetti Western. While there's nothing really outstanding about it, it's a solid, straight ahead poliziotteschi. Personally I would put it in the top tier of the sub-genre, though. My criterion for that is simple. Middle tier is for movies that are good, but you'd probably have to be a fan of the genre to like. Top tier are movies that people that aren't fans of the genre would probably like as well. I think it meets the latter criterion.

Food pairing suggestion: homemade pizza with a nice, unpretentious Cabernet. It was a great lunch combo!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Lady Dynamite (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?