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The Facts of Murder (1959)

Un maledetto imbroglio (original title)
A police detective and his team attempt to solve two crimes committed within a day of each other in neighboring apartment rooms.

Director:

Pietro Germi

Writers:

Alfredo Giannetti (screenplay), Ennio De Concini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pietro Germi ... Dottor Ingravallo
Claudia Cardinale ... Assuntina Jacovacci
Franco Fabrizi ... Massimo Valdarena
Cristina Gaioni ... Virginia Caracci (as Cristina Gajoni)
Claudio Gora ... Remo Banducci
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Liliana Banducci
Saro Urzì ... Maresciallo Saro
Nino Castelnuovo ... Diomede Lanciani
Ildebrando Santafe Ildebrando Santafe ... Commendator Anzaloni (as Ildebrando Santafé)
Silla Bettini Silla Bettini ... Brigadiere Oreste (as Silla)
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Enea Retalli
Peppino De Martino Peppino De Martino ... Dottor Fumi
Loretta Capitoli Loretta Capitoli ... Camilla Mattonari
Rosolino Bua Rosolino Bua ... Don Rosario Corpi
Nanda De Santis Nanda De Santis ... Camilla's Sister
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Storyline

A masked bandit steals valuables from Commendatore Anzaloni's apartment and flees, leaving Anzaloni unharmed. Inspector Ingravallo is called in. The robbery is suspicious; the thief found the jewellery too quickly. The neighbour, Liliana Banducci, employs a servant girl, Assuntina. Her fiancé, Diomede, tries to flee when he sees police tailing Assuntina. But Diomede has an alibi, a rich American woman... Liliana's cousin, Dr. Valdarena, pays her a visit, only to find her body on the floor. But before calling police, Valdarena removes an envelope addressed to him from the sideboard... Liliana's husband Remo was away from Rome at the time of the murder, but he is surprised to hear that Liliana had changed her will only the week before... Written by David Carless

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Facts of Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Riama Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The murder takes place at 44 Piazza Farnese in Rome, Italy. See more »

Goofs

The cameraman is clearly visible on the left of the frame in the actual murder scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

A restored version has been released in 1999, edited by . See more »

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Featured in Cinema forever - Capolavori salvati (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinnò me moro
Written by Carlo Rustichelli (as C. Rustichelli)
Performed by Alida Chelli
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A well constructed police mystery
3 July 2000 | by psteierSee all my reviews

Well worth seeing for many reasons: for the complex plot with many connections among those involved in a theft and a seemingly unrelated murder; for a look at Italy in 1959; for the good acting and fast cutting; and for the humor in the script.


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