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La fumeria d'oppio (1947)

A young girl's brother is unfairly accused of murder .A junkie, he is resigned to his fate .She decides to unmask the real culprit.
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Cast

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Emilio Ghione Jr. Emilio Ghione Jr. ... Za-la-Mort
Mariella Lotti ... Lina Vidonis
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... amico di Za-la-Mort
Emilio Cigoli Emilio Cigoli ... De Rossi
Enrico Glori ... Commissario
Umberto Spadaro
Adriana de Roberto Adriana de Roberto
Fedele Gentile Fedele Gentile ... Piero
Armando Francioli ... Corrado Vidonis
Checco Durante Checco Durante ... Antonio, il finto cieco
Arnoldo Foà
Fiore Davanzati Fiore Davanzati
Augusto Di Giovanni Augusto Di Giovanni ... Giacomo
Erminio Spalla Erminio Spalla
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A young girl's brother is unfairly accused of murder .A junkie, he is resigned to his fate .She decides to unmask the real culprit.She goes to a mysterious mansion where she is welcomed by her sibling's would be friends .It's actually an opium den where people are treated to delights of smoking .They give her tea and cigarettes ,but their taste is oddly sweet.A dispenser of justice ,Za-La -Mort,comes to the damsel in distress ' rescue ,and with a little help from his sidekicks,checkmates the police. Written by dbdumonteil

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weak film noir
5 September 2019 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

Here's is an italian film noir from 1947 (the film noir year) that was directed by a melo director, so all the action are very poorly shot in large shots, nothing inventive, the worst scene being the girl fainted on the railway with the train arriving, real bad editing, you don't believe a second of the danger. The best part is of course the opium den with his Maestro (which could have been much more impressive, he's rather dull), with these rooms with exotic settings and people real stoned. Quite unique, but Decoin will do much better with heroin. And Gabin.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 August 1950 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Fumerie d'opium See more »

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Labor, Metropa See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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