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Double Face (1969)

A doppia faccia (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | 26 July 1969 (Italy)
A millionaire is unwittingly led into murder by his lesbian wife.

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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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

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

In the title credits of the German Version, Riccardo Freda is credited as "Richard Freda", making the Director's first name sounding more German as Freda wasn't very well known in West Germany. 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

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Soundtracks

Non Dirmi Una Bugia
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The Passion of the Kinski
13 March 2010 | by rcoates-661-22249See all my reviews

Liz and Helen, a mod-Gothic mystery from Riccardo Freda, has some points in common with one of the director's earlier films, The Horrible Dr. Hichcock. Each concerns a man who believes his wife to be deceased, only to be confronted by creepy evidence to contrary. Then, too, there's the extravagant, romantic atmosphere, thunderstorms, and lurid melodramatic scenes.

Distinguishing Liz and Helen, however, is its Swinging London setting, complete with a disorienting visit to a hippie dance club with colored lights, topless birds, motorcycles, and psychedelic music. The attentive viewer will be further unsettled by the questionable motivation of its protagonist, straight-laced but tortured industrialist John Alexander, played by a simmeringly earnest Klaus Kinski.

The production values aren't consistently impressive. In one scene Kinski pretends to be pummeled by people clearly not in the same room, and the English actor who dubs the lead is laughably un-Kinski. Still, Liz and Helen does more than compensate for its shortcomings with mood and stylistic flair. Recommended to the open-minded and those wanting to see Kinski do something other than glare crazily, eat bugs, and kill people.


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