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L'iguana dalla lingua di fuoco (1971)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 24 August 1971 (Italy)
In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot ... See full summary »

Director:

Riccardo Freda (as Willy Pareto)

Writers:

Riccardo Freda (screenplay) (as Willy Pareto), Sandro Continenza (screenplay) (as Alessandro Continenza) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Luigi Pistilli ... Detective John Norton
Dagmar Lassander ... Helen Sobiesky
Anton Diffring ... Ambassador Sobiesky
Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan ... Inspector Lawrence
Werner Pochath ... Marc Sobiesky
Dominique Boschero ... The Ambassador's mistress
Renato Romano Renato Romano ... Mandel
Sergio Doria ... Walter
Ruth Durley Ruth Durley ... Norton's mother
Valentina Cortese ... Mrs. Sobiesky
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In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot of a limousine owned by the Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky. The Ambassador, who was the dead woman's lover, refuses to cooperate with the police due to his diplomatic immunity. John Norton, an ex-cop famed for his brutal working methods, is brought in to help and gets too deeply involved when he stars an affair with the Ambassador's beautiful step-daughter, Helen. Meanwhile, the brutal killings continue... Written by Anonymous

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 August 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La iguana de la lengua de fuego See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quite possibly the only Giallo thriller filmed in Ireland. See more »

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certainly entertaining enough
15 April 2016 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This starts very well, indeed, startlingly so with surreal quality about it as we proceed from outlandish and vivid killing to child finding body in trunk of car and something strange going on with eyes. Various persons emerge from secret doors and there is emphasis upon dark glasses and limited sight with some weird sound going off to suggest something untoward is about to happen. Things calm down and killing become a bit mundane, very bloody but not very involving until the end when things spark back into life. Along the way, Anton Differing is effective, if a little one note and Dagmar Lassander lovely as ever. Veteran actress, Valentina Cortese puts in a great little performance and Italian movie stalwart Luigi Pistilli is most effective. Great shots of Dublin and Switzerland along the way and if this is not the finest giallo, it is certainly entertaining enough.


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