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A Hyena in the Safe (1968)

Una jena in cassaforte (original title)
Four notorious bank robbers - Klaus from Germany, Albert from France, Juan from Spain and Carina from Tangiers meet up in an isolated Castle to divide a large number of diamonds hidden ... See full summary »

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Cesare Canevari
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dimitri Nabokov Dimitri Nabokov ... Steve
Maria Luisa Geisberger Maria Luisa Geisberger ... Anna
Ben Salvador Ben Salvador ... Juan
Sandro Pizzochero Sandro Pizzochero ... Albert (as Alex Morrison)
Karina Kar Karina Kar ... Karina
Cristina Gaioni ... Jeanine
Otto Tinard Otto Tinard ... Callaghan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stan O'Gadwin Stan O'Gadwin ... Klaus
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Four notorious bank robbers - Klaus from Germany, Albert from France, Juan from Spain and Carina from Tangiers meet up in an isolated Castle to divide a large number of diamonds hidden there by their former, deceased boss Boris whose Italian wife Anna is hosting the party. Unfortunately, the stones are kept in a massive safe and only all of the five keys distributed by Boris among his fellow collaborators, can open it. Albert, the French guy, upsets the bunch not only by not producing his key but also by bringing his attractive Girlfriend Jeanine along. Soon, greed, betrayal and mistrust are setting the criminal weekend party on fire... Written by R6dw6C

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Genres:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 July 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hyena in the Safe See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fering See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Giallo and fumetti.
27 February 2011 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"A Hyaena in the Safe" by Cesare Canevari is an obscure Italian giallo/fumetti that predates Mario Bava's "Five Dolls for an August Moon".Six keys.One of them is lost and the criminals begin to stalk and murder themselves in the web of deceit.I enjoyed this very psychedelic slice of Italian dementia.The acting is fine,the murder scenes are imaginative and some scenes are downright surreal.The women are very beautiful and lethal and there is even a little bit of nudity(a glimpse of breast).The film was obviously made on low budget and the result is impressive to watch.Unfortunately my Italian copy is worn-out,so it's the highest time to release the film on DVD.7 out of 10.For fans of "Ten Little Indians" inspired gialli.


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