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Historia de una traición (1971)

A seductive woman gets involved in relationships with several people. All of the characters play games of deceit with one another and things get more and more dangerous.

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(as J.A. Nieves Conde)

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Cast overview:
... Carla
... Arturo
... Luis
... Lola
... Hugo
Howard Ross ... Joven
... Il pilota (as Simon Andreu)
... Regina (as Maria Martin)
Vicente Vega ... Félix
Mario Álex ... Dani
Alejandro de Enciso ... Joven 2
Alfredo Santacruz ... Inspector (as Alfredo Santa Cruz)
Venancio Moreno ... Hombre Plava
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Storyline

Two professional con artist, seductive and tough brunette Carla and handsome but ruthless Arturo, try to seduce and blackmail each other, unaware of their real identities. Once they realize they're of the same kind, they team up to do a number on an older rich man called Luis and a younger beautiful blonde called Lola. Lola falls for Carla, who decides to play hard to get in order to avoid actually becoming intimate with a woman in any way, which frustrates Lola. A sudden death occurs which changes the playing field a bit, so Carla decides to use this to her advantage.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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6 March 1971 (Spain)  »

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Carla e Lola  »

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Despite having three versions, the movie has never been officially released on DVD. There's a Spanish version, an Italian version, and an English version of the movie with Greek subtitles. All versions are dubbed and do not feature Stephen's or Marisa's real voice. See more »

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Wonderful European Exploitation, above average sleaze
12 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is somewhat of a lost gem in the eurotrash world, made in 1971, it remained unreleased in the US until after the 1974's THE STING ( which is mentioned on the US poster art for THE GREAT SWINDLE ). This is not a giallo with violent murder set pieces, but instead a well acted mystery with an ever twisting plot that even saves a revelation for the final seconds. The cast is above average here with the gorgeous Mell and Koscina in a lesbian relationship and providing plenty of nudity. Stephen Boyd and Fernado Rey are solid and while Boyd's character is central, the film is mostly about Mell's tortured Carla and her love life with men and women. This is top notch eurotrash, with sleazy characters, murder and mystery. This is a movie where no one is who they seem and motivations are suspect and then surprisingly reversed. I had no idea what to expect going in and and was pleasantly surprised with THE GREAT SWINDLE. The English language widescreen VHS on review here comes from Greece, and has burnt in Greek subtitles. The print featured is in tatters, with splices and missing frames, heavy scratching and general massive damage. The credits are missing and dialog is obliterated throughout. Still, I enjoyed it and would love to see a better looking copy. With a cast like this surely it could be considered for DVD?


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