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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 ... Il Dott. Ingravallo
Claudia Cardinale ... La Servetta
Franco Fabrizi ... Il Cugino
Cristina Gaioni ... La Matta (as Cristina Gajoni)
Claudio Gora ... Il Marito
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... L'Assassinata
Saro Urzì ... Il Maresciallo P.S.
Nino Castelnuovo ... L'Elettricista
Ildebrando Santafe Ildebrando Santafe ... Lo Strano Comm. Anzaloni (as Ildebrando Santafé)
Peppino De Martino Peppino De Martino ... Il Dott. Fumi
Silla Bettini Silla Bettini ... Il Brigadiere Oreste (as Silla)
Rosolino Bua Rosolino Bua ... Il Parroco dei 4 Santi
Loretta Capitoli Loretta Capitoli ... Camilla la Beduina
Nanda De Santis Nanda De Santis ... Zumira la Sdentata
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... 1° Ladro (Retalli)
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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

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Production Co:

Riama Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The murder takes place at 44 Piazza Farnese in Rome, Italy. See more »

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

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

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Sinnò me moro
Written by Carlo Rustichelli (as C. Rustichelli)
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very good but just a bit overacted, to my modest opinion.
1 August 2012 | by JAP_EMAILSee all my reviews

Un maledetto imbroglio (1959) is a very good movie, it tells us about a country -Italy- still far from the wealth of the sixties, where low class people struggled to make a decent living, and illiteracy was still spread ... Higher class people could threaten poor peoples lives for trivial reasons and meantime humiliate them with their unjustified wealth ... Of course the Germi's task was simplified by the great book it started with, still the Director has his merits: the irony to start with. I basically agree with other opinions. if a catch can be found, I'd say acting is a little bit much too heavy. A kind of "Venus's strabismus"... Some of the actors (Eleonora Rossi Drago, Nino Castelnuovo and at times also Germi himself)overdo - overindulge in - their roles ... They fall into unnecessary theatrical poses. to my opinion the drama is in the facts being narrated and need not much emphasizing by the actors.

very good by all means, but just a bit overacted, to my modest opinion.

pion


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