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Death Walks on High Heels (1971)

La morte cammina con i tacchi alti (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 2 April 1972 (Spain)
A French stripper is entrusted with her thieving father's last score, a million dollars worth of diamonds. After being threatened to handover the score, she leaves France to England in the company of a doctor, but danger follows.

Director:

Luciano Ercoli

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (story), Mahnahén Velasco (story) (as May Velasco) | 3 more credits »
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Frank Wolff ... Dr. Robert Matthews
Nieves Navarro ... Nicole Rochard (as Susan Scott)
Simón Andreu ... Michel Aumont (as Simon Andreu)
Carlo Gentili ... Inspector Baxter
George Rigaud ... Captain Lenny
José Manuel Martín ... Smith (as J. Manuel Martin)
Fabrizio Moresco Fabrizio Moresco ... Bergson
Luciano Rossi ... Hallory
Claudie Lange ... Vanessa Matthews
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After a heist, the notorious jewel thief Rochard is murdered in a train. In Paris, his daughter Nicole Rochard, who is a stripper, is summoned by the police that wants to know the whereabouts of valuable diamonds that her father had stolen. She goes with her boyfriend Michel Aumont and tells that does not know anything about the missing diamonds. During the night, a blue eye masked man breaks in her apartment and threatens her, asking where the diamonds are. Nicole seeks protection with Michel but in the morning she finds contact lens in his bathroom and she suspects Michel may be the masked man. She seeks out her costumer Dr. Robert Matthews, who had hit on her, and she asks him if she could go with in to London. Matthews, who is married, brings Nicole to a house by the sea in a village and she poses of his wife. But soon the masked man comes to England and begins a crime spree. The Scotland Yard Inspector Baxter and his assistant are assigned to investigate the case. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Mystery | Thriller

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70mm blow-up version released in Spain. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Rochard: You've been drinking again.
Michel Aumont: Yeah! On your dough... You wiggle your little ass around to bring in the money, and I drink it all to your health! To the health of your ass!
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Complex Screenplay with Many Twists
29 March 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After a heist, the notorious jewel thief Rochard is murdered in a train. In Paris, his daughter Nicole Rochard (Susan Scott), who is a stripper, is summoned by the police that wants to know the whereabouts of valuable diamonds that her father had stolen. She goes with her boyfriend Michel Aumont (Simon Andreu) and tells that does not know anything about the missing diamonds. During the night, a blue eye masked man breaks in her apartment and threatens her, asking where the diamonds are. Nicole seeks protection with Michel but in the morning she finds contact lens in his bathroom and she suspects Michel may be the masked man. She seeks out her costumer Dr. Robert Matthews (Frank Wolff), who had hit on her, and she asks him if she could go with in to London. Matthews, who is married, brings Nicole to a house by the sea in a village and she poses of his wife. But soon the masked man comes to England and begins a crime spree. The Scotland Yard Inspector Baxter (Carlo Gentili) and his assistant are assigned to investigate the case . "La morte cammina con i tacchi alti", a.k.a. "Death Walks on High Heels", is a giallo with a complex screenplay with many twists. There are many suspects but the killer´s identity is unexpected. The conclusion is well-resolved. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Morte Caminha de Salto Alto" ("The Death Walks on High Heels")


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2 April 1972 (Spain) See more »

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