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The Assassin (1961)

L'assassino (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime , Thriller | August 1965 (USA)
Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police at his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what the investigation is about as we discover details about his life.

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Elio Petri

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Tonino Guerra (story) (as Antonio Guerra), Elio Petri (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Alfredo Martelli
Micheline Presle ... Adalgisa De Matteis
Cristina Gaioni ... Nicoletta Nogaro (as Cristina Gajoni)
Salvo Randone ... Commissario Palumbo
Andrea Checchi ... Morello
Francesco Grandjacquet Francesco Grandjacquet ... Vecchio signore
Marco Mariani Marco Mariani ... Commissario Margiotta
Franco Ressel ... Dottore Francesconi
Mac Ronay Mac Ronay ... Suicida
Toni Ucci Toni Ucci ... Toni
Max Cartier Max Cartier ... Bruno
Bruno Scipioni Bruno Scipioni
Lucia Raggi Lucia Raggi
Giovanna Gagliardo Giovanna Gagliardo ... Rosetta
Liana Ferri Liana Ferri ... (as Lina Ferri)
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The antiquarian Alfredo Martelli is brought to a police precinct without any explanation and interviewed by Inspector Palumbo. During the questioning, Martelli learns that his older wealthy mistress Adalgisa De Matteis was stabbed to death and he is the prime suspect. While in jail, Martelli recalls moments of his life with Adalgisa and his love affair with the young Nicoletta Nogaro. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

August 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Marcello the playboy.
6 August 1999 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

A socialite is murdered and her playboy lover, (the young and handsome Marcello), is brought in for questioning. During his stay in custody we get to see the real sneaky playboy in action via flashback. Is he guilty or just a sleaze. Cleverly constructed and effectively shot by Woody Allen's favourite camera person, Carlo Di Palma.


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