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A doppia faccia (1969)

A millionaire is unwittingly led into murder by his lesbian wife.

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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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Storyline

A millionaire is unwittingly led into murder by his lesbian wife.

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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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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 »

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Kloth Kinky!
21 December 2017 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

This London-based giallo starts off with a Keystone cops-type sped up car chase that ends with a toy train crashing into a toy car. We shortly afterwards see Klaus Kinski and his wife badly superimposed onto a ski-slope pretending to slide down a mountain. I'm guessing the budget for this one wasn't too high, but at least it lends a daft edge to this film.

Fugly Klaus Kinski isn't too happy that his wife hates him and clearly parades her lesbian lover in front of him all the time, which makes him the prime suspect when the car she's in crashes and explodes. The real question is, Klaus hated his wife, but is he the one that killed her? We follow our subdued Klaus around London as he searches hippy filled freak out dens looking for answers.

It's in one of these stinking holes full of unemployable idealistic morons that Klaus discovers his wife starring in some sort of porno film. Her face is covered, but a scar on her neck and a distinctive ring are enough proof for Klaus. He hooks up with a hippy chick to continue his search and gets a good kicking in a porn studio for his trouble. However, as shifty as Klaus looks, someone else may be up to something - why else would Klaus be being drugged?

We get a calmer Klaus here, but you still get the usual traits from him too - staring, glowering, looking etc. Nothing is quite revealed until the end so feel free to nap through some of the film - I had a feeling I did, and didn't seem to miss anything either. This isn't the best Riccardo Fredda film - If you want giallo, try his incredibly daft and enjoyable Iguana With the Tongue of Fire and if you want horror, my preference is the Ghost. Boob fans however will not feel let down by this one.

In an alternative universe, Klaus Kinski would have been the ideal actor to play Mark E Smith of The Fall.


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