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Evil Eye (1963)

La ragazza che sapeva troppo (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 20 May 1964 (USA)
A mystery novel-loving American tourist witnesses a murder in Rome, and soon finds herself and her suitor caught up in a series of killings.

Director:

Mario Bava

Writers:

Ennio De Concini (story and screenplay) (as Ennio de' Concini), Sergio Corbucci (story and screenplay) (as Enzo Corbucci) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Saxon ... Dr. Marcello Bassi
Letícia Román ... Nora Davis / Nora Drowson (as Leticia Roman)
Valentina Cortese ... Laura Craven-Torrani
Titti Tomaino Titti Tomaino ... Inspector
Luigi Bonos Luigi Bonos ... Albergo Stelletta
Milo Quesada ... De Vico / Paccini
Robert Buchanan Robert Buchanan ... Dr. Alessi
Marta Melocco ... Murder Victim
Gustavo De Nardo ... Dr. Facchetti
Lucia Modugno Lucia Modugno ... Nurse
Giovanni Di Benedetto Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Professor Torrani (as Gianni De Benedetto)
Franco Moruzzi Franco Moruzzi ... Policeman (as Franco Morici)
Virginia Doro Virginia Doro ... Torrani's Maid
Dante DiPaolo Dante DiPaolo ... Andrea Landini (as Dante Di Paolo)
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Storyline

Nora is a young tourist traveling through Rome which takes a sudden turn when she witnesses a murder by a serial killer that the police have sought for years for the so-called Alphabet Killings, and Nora soon finds herself in way-over-her-head trouble when the police want her cooperation to catch the killer while the mystery killer soon targets her for his next victim. Written by Anonymous

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Look deep into "THE EVIL EYE" to the twilight world of the Supernatural! See more »


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

20 May 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Eye See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Mario Bava's final black and white production. See more »

Quotes

Nora Davis: [into the phone] Oh mother, murders don't just happen like that here.
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Alternate Versions

AIP released this as The Evil Eye, a recut version with material shot just for the US version by Bava. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Furore
(Appears in the Italian version)
Sung by Adriano Celentano
Written and Composed by Adriano Celentano (as Adicel) and Paolo Vivarelli (as Vivarelli)
Published by Edizioni Nazionalmusic and Disco Jolly
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Admire the lack of colours
3 July 2001 | by KuRt-33See all my reviews

It's no wonder so many novels by Vladimir Nabokov were made into movies. After all, we are talking about the man who once said: "If you don't admire all the colours when you are outside, there is no point in becoming a writer." The same goes for watching a movie by Mario Bava: he was a genius at composing colourful movies. Many movies from the sixties have a special colour, but even amongst other movies from that decade, Bava's clearly stand out.

The Evil Eye (also known as The Girl who Knew too Much) is a black-and-white movie. There are no colours to admire, apart from the variations in grey. Is it still a great movie? Yes. The colours are that little bit extra, the bit that makes a good movie excellent. In The Evil Eye we follow Nora, an American girl who goes to Italy to visit her sick aunt. There she witnesses a murder, or so she thinks. There is no body to be found and, only moments before the murder, Nora had been attacked by a thief. As we follow her on her journey to the truth, it becomes clear why the European title (a literal translation from the original Italian title, La Ragazza che sepeva troppo) is The Girl who Knew too Much. This is the Bava version of a Hitchcock movie, a case study for Bava's later gialli.

If we forgive the movie for being a bit too sketchy at times, we are left with an intriguing puzzle, with a movie that wants to show beauty in almost every scene, with a few scenes that'll remain in your head for at least a few months. in short, with a very good movie. Letitía Román is so intriguing it looks like she is having an affair with the camera. There is no reason why you shouldn't be the voyeur.


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