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Double Face (1969)

A doppia faccia (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | 26 July 1969 (Italy)
A business man's rich wife is killed in what he thinks is a car accident. After a period of mourning, he is lead by several unscrupulous characters to believe that his wife is actually alive.

Director:

Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton)

Writers:

Riccardo Freda (screenplay) (as Robert Hampton), Lucio Fulci (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Klaus Kinski ... John Alexander
Christiane Krüger ... Christine
Günther Stoll Günther Stoll ... Inspector Stevens
Annabella Incontrera ... Liz
Sydney Chaplin ... Mr. Brown
Barbara Nelli Barbara Nelli ... Alice
Margaret Lee ... Helen Brown / Helen Alexander
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Arno ... (hardcore inserts - French 1976 version)
Ignazio Dolce Ignazio Dolce
Carlo Marcolino Carlo Marcolino ... Servant
Gastone Pescucci Gastone Pescucci ... Peter
Luciano Spadoni Luciano Spadoni ... Inspector Gordon
Claudio Trionfi Claudio Trionfi
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A business man's rich wife is killed in what he thinks is a car accident. After a period of mourning, he is lead by several unscrupulous characters to believe that his wife is actually alive.

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Trivia

Though not an adaption of original material by Edgar Wallace, this film was advertised in Germany as part of the famous Edgar Wallace Series. It was such a huge flop that the Producers at Rialto Film decided to delay any future plans to do further Edgar Wallace Films. Due to the great success of Dario Argento's "L'Uccello Dalle Piume Di Cristallo" (1969) which was advertised as an adaption of a story by Wallace's son Bryan Edgar, Rialto's series re-started in 1971. See more »

Alternate Versions

Nudity removed for US television screenings not restored to video. Rerelease in France had new sex footage featuring Alice Arno added. See more »

Connections

Referenced in One on Top of the Other (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Non Dirmi Una Bugia
Sung by Nora Orlandi (as Silvie St Laurent)
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That train crash
18 January 2001 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

If we did not know when this film came out we could easily tell with a potential error of no more than +/- 12 months. The psychedelic elements put it in a 1967-1970 interval and the lesbian love scenes rule out the early part of that interval.

Klaus Kinski being cast against type is certainly quite memorable, but when I think of this film I mostly recall the special effects for the train crash. Or rather the lack of them! Although the moment is brief it is blatantly obvious that we have a crash of a model train, and even more clearly a burning model train. This is the special effects school of early Japanese Godzilla movies!


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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 July 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Puzzle of Horrors See more »

Filming Locations:

Cinecitta, Rome, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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