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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ()

L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (original title)
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A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer.

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Sam Dalmas
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Julia
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Inspector Morosini
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Monica Ranieri
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Alberto Ranieri
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Professor Carlo Dover (as Raf Valenti)
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Monti
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Berto Consalvi
Pino Patti ...
Faiena
Gildo Di Marco ...
Garullo
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4th Victim (as Rosa Toros)
Omar Bonaro ...
Police Detective
Fulvio Mingozzi ...
Police Detective
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Antique Dealer
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Tina, 5th Victim
Carla Mancini ...
Girl watching TV
Bruno Erba ...
Police Detective
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Murderer's Hands (uncredited)
Angelo Casadei ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ...
Fruit vendor (uncredited)
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
Professor Rinaldi (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ...
Paramedical at incident (uncredited)
Silvio Klein ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Filippo La Neve ...
Street Cleaner (uncredited)
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Needles, Yellow Jacket Assassin (uncredited)
Annamaria Spogli ...
Sandra Roversi, 3rd Victim (uncredited)
Maria Tedeschi ...
Old Lady in Fog (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dario Argento

Written by

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Dario Argento ... (written by)
 
Fredric Brown ... (novel "The Screaming Mimi") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Salvatore Argento ... producer
Artur Brauner ... executive producer: CCC Filmkunst (uncredited)

Music by

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Ennio Morricone

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Vittorio Storaro ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Franco Fraticelli

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Cesarina Casini ... first assistant editor
Sergio Fraticelli ... second assistant editor
Nazzareno Neri ... final colorist (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Dario Micheli

Costume Design by

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Dario Micheli

Makeup Department

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Giuseppe Ferranti ... makeup artist (as Pino Ferrante)
Lidia Puglia ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Rudolf Hertzog ... production manager (as Rudolph Hertzog Jr.)
Umberto Sambuco ... production supervisor
Camillo Teti ... production manager
Ugo Valenti ... production manager (uncredited)

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Roberto Pariante ... assistant director

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Luciano Anzellotti ... sound effects
Alberto Bartolomei ... sound mixer
Carlo Diotavelli ... sound
Eugenio Fiori ... boom operator (as Eugenio Fiore)
Ken Rolls ... sound editor: English version
Massimo Anzellotti ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

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Nuova Dial ... still photographer
Enrico Umetelli ... camera operator
Arturo Zavattini ... camera operator

Music Department

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Bruno Nicolai ... conductor

Other crew

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Lida Chitarrini ... script girl
Robert Rietty ... dialogue director: English version
Angelo Tavazza ... administrator
Luciano Vittori ... title designer
Anna Eugeni ... voice dubbing: Suzy Kendall (uncredited)
Cristina Grado ... voice dubbing: Eva Renzi (uncredited)
Adriano Micantoni ... voice dubbing: Mario Adorf (uncredited)
Gigi Pirarba ... voice dubbing: Tony Musante (uncredited)
Silvano Tranquilli ... voice dubbing: Renato Romano (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, Monica Ranieri, a couple of days before returning home. Inspector Morosini, who is in charge of investigating the three previous murderers of the serial-killer, asks for help to Dalmas and takes his passport. Dalmas decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and to help the police in the investigation. The killer threatens Dalmas and Julia by phone and the police overhears a strange noise in the tape. Soon the serial killer stalks Julia and Damas. Who might be the killer? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines All the screaming in the world won't help! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Handschuhe (West Germany)
  • Bird with the Glass Feathers (World-wide, English title)
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (United States)
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (World-wide, English title)
  • The Gallery Murders (Ireland, English title)
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  • 96 min
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Budget $500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Tony Musante was a very intense actor and would frequently show up at Dario Argento's apartment at 3am to discuss characterization, much to Argento's annoyance. See more »
Goofs At one point when being questioned by the police, Sam proclaims that he would like to speak to his consulate. However, as the story takes place in Rome, which is Italy's capital city, it would be more correct to say that he would like to speak to someone from his embassy. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Tales of the Cat (2001). See more »
Quotes Inspector Morosini: Right! Bring in the perverts!
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