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Carnival of Crime (1962)

Sócio de Alcova (original title)
Mike, an architect, is married to Lin, a beautiful and unfaithful woman. Returning from a trip, he finds she's disappeared. When he tries to locate her, he also learns about her many ... See full summary »

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(as George M. Cahan)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Mike Voray
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Lynn Voray
Tônia Carrero ...
Marina Silvera
Luis Dávila ...
Ray Donato
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Inspector
Jardel Filho ...
Paulo
Norma Bengell ...
Model (as Norma Benguell)
Norma Blum ...
Secretary
Alicia Bonet ...
Prostitute
Laura Suarez
Paulo Monte
Joao Goulart
Agildo Ribeiro
Francisco Dantas
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Mike, an architect, is married to Lin, a beautiful and unfaithful woman. Returning from a trip, he finds she's disappeared. When he tries to locate her, he also learns about her many affairs, and he gets closer to Marina, his efficient assistant, who helps him solve the mystery. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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At the height of wild, frenzied, sensual pleasures ... a murderer strikes and terror grips the city!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Comedy

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Carnival of Crime  »

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Winston "Marnie" Graham Is Not Well Served by This Carnival
7 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

It's odd to find fault with the fact that the full 91-minute version of this movie has been released on DVD instead of the cut-down 83-minute U.S. theatrical print, but this movie is the exception that proves the rule. The extra 8 minutes in the Brazilian version released in 1962 under the title Socia de alcoba, has nothing to do with the movie whatever. It's a completely extraneous episode in which two killers talk endlessly as they stalk their prey in the jungle. Not that this murder mystery is all that exciting in the original, despite a great deal of lensing on actual Brazilian locations. True, Jean-Pierre Aumont (who has the advantage of dubbing his English dialogue with his own distinctive voice) does his best to stir up a bit interest in the character's efforts to escape the police while he finds the real killer, but unfortunately he is stymied by a plot that takes forever and a century (particularly in the DVD version) to get under way and a total lack of talent in the directorial chair.


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