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An Angel for Satan (1966)

Un angelo per Satana (original title)
At the end of the 19th century, in a little Italian village by a lake an old statue is recovered. Soon a series of crimes start and the superstitious people of the village believe that the ... See full summary »

Writers:

Luigi Emmanuele (story), Giuseppe Mangione (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Barbara Steele ... Harriet Montebruno / Belinda
Anthony Steffen ... Roberto Merigi
Claudio Gora ... Conte Montebruno
Mario Brega ... Carlo Lionesi
Marina Berti ... Ilda - the Housekeeper (as Maureen Melrose)
Ursula Davis ... Rita
Vassili Karis Vassili Karis ... Dario - the Teacher (as Vassili Karamesinis)
Aldo Berti ... Vittorio - the Gardener
Betty Delon Betty Delon ... Barbara Lionesi
Antonio Corevi Antonio Corevi ... Guglielmo - the Majordomo
Antonio Acqua Antonio Acqua ... Sergente - the Guardian
Livia Rossetti Livia Rossetti ... Natalia
Halina Zalewska ... Luisa
Giovanna Lenzi Giovanna Lenzi ... Maria
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At the end of the 19th century, in a little Italian village by a lake an old statue is recovered. Soon a series of crimes start and the superstitious people of the village believe that the statue carries an ancient malediction ... Written by davide

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Horror | Mystery

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Oh and I haven't even mentioned what would have made the film so watchable even without all that
23 February 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Fabulous b/w Italian Gothic that is beautifully shot and has a marvellously evocative soundtrack. Perhaps slightly too leisurely paced at the start with too many interiors but this is nit picking and very mean for a film that at times reminded me of Bava's The Whip And The Body. Yes, that sort of intensity and sexual tension. Oh and I haven't even mentioned what would have made the film so watchable even without all that. Barbara Steele! This has to be one of her most notable roles (dual roles, again, actually) and she shines both as the innocent and the depraved equally. Her pretty personal maid and the handsome co-star both work hard but become almost invisible when this woman is on screen. It's a well told tale set on an Italian lake with much ado about a statue salvaged from the waters and an associated curse. Great stuff. Magnificent ending.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 May 1966 (Italy) See more »

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An Angel for Satan See more »

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Discobolo Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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