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Murder Backstage (1960)

Eglima sta paraskinia (original title)
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Credited cast:
Alekos Alexandrakis ...
Journalist Makris
Titos Vandis ...
Maro Kodou ...
Elena Pavlidi
Aliki Georgouli ...
Mary Labrinou
Zorz Sarri ...
Thaleia Halkia
Hristos Tsaganeas ...
Pavlos Stefanou
Dimos Starenios
Gikas Biniaris
Dimitris Nikolaidis
Yorgos Damasiotis
Lavrentis Dianellos
Effie Mela ...
Roza Delli
Sapfo Notara
Thanasis Mylonas ...
Haris Apostolidis
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Journalist Alekos Alexandrakis pursues the case of a backstage murder
27 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Murder Backstage" (1960) or "Eglima sta paraskinia" is, as the sole other user reviewer (morogiorgas) says, an excellent film noir. It's a murder mystery. The murder that sets off investigation is of an actress hated by many people. This occurs backstage in a locked room, adding to the puzzle. The cop heading the effort is played by Titos Vandis, but the protagonist who leads his own investigation and carries the plot and movie forward is a journalist, Alekos Alexandrakis.

The movie features complexity, beautiful noir photography and an interesting set of characters portrayed ably by the cast. Direction is first-rate.

Little by little, films from Greece's Golden Age (the 50s and 60s) are becoming available with English subtitles. So far, all the Greek movies from any era that I've reviewed are "Meres Tou 36" (1972), "O Drakos" (1956), "Oi paranomoi" (1958), "O valtos" (1973), "The Young Tycoon" (1978), "To remali tis fokionos negri" (1965), "Trouba '67" (1967) and "Koininia, ora miden" (1966). Every one of these films has something, usually quite a lot, to recommend it. Still in my queue to watch are "Agnes of the Port" (1952) and "Dogtooth" (2009).


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