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The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970)

Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 15 April 1971 (Spain)
The wife of a financially struggling businessman is blackmailed by a mysterious man into having a sadistic relationship with him, or he will release damning evidence which suggests that her husband is a murderer.


Luciano Ercoli


Ernesto Gastaldi (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Dagmar Lassander ... Minou
Pier Paolo Capponi ... Peter
Simón Andreu ... The Blackmailer (as Simon Andreu)
Osvaldo Genazzani ... Frank, the Commissioner
Salvador Huguet Salvador Huguet ... George (as Salvador Buguet)
Nieves Navarro ... Dominique (as Susan Scott)


A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. Minou is newly married to Peter, a businessman in debt as he works to bring a new product to market. They met through Dominique, sexually voracious, Minou's best friend, and Peter's former (and possibly still) lover. A stranger accosts Minou one night on the beach while Peter is away. He tells her that Peter has murdered a business associate and blackmails her into sleeping with him. He compounds the blackmail with photos taken of their tryst. To Minou's surprise, this same stranger is in a pornographic photo Dominique has imported from Denmark. Is this all a game, and if so, who's behind it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Mystery | Thriller


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Theme: Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene
Vocals by Edda Dell'Orso
Composed and Orchestrated By Ennio Morricone
Conducted by Bruno Nicolai
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So-so giallo
16 February 2000 | by SuperwonderscopeSee all my reviews

Ever after giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi teams up with producer-director Luciano Ercoli for this Forbidden Photos... Set in 1970, this early giallo is nicely shot in Techniscope. No murders, just plain old blackmail story and some shy eroticism. Sultry Dagmar Lassander is at her best and Susan Scott is also fab as the devious friend.

The plot is totally implausible but the suspense works til the end...

It's always surprising to see in these 70's gialli how the women look incredibly sexy and how the men are all ugly...projections of the writers/directors fantasies, maybe? Anyhoo... not boring at all, funny at some point -check out the dresses and the hats, it's a blast!-, not necessary but worth a look.

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Release Date:

15 April 1971 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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