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Psychout for Murder (1969)

Salvare la faccia (original title)
Mario consigns his girlfriend Licia to a whorehouse for an evening in order to get the photographic goods to blackmail her father with. To get her out of the way, Licia is then consigned to a mental hospital by her father.

Director:

Rossano Brazzi (as Edward Ross)

Writers:

Rossano Brazzi (screenplay), Rossano Brazzi (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adrienne Larussa ... Licia (as Adrienne La Russa)
Rossano Brazzi ... Marco Brignoli
Nino Castelnuovo ... Mario
Paola Pitagora ... Giovanna
Alberto de Mendoza ... Francesco
Idelma Carlo ... Laura
Renzo Petretto Renzo Petretto ... Paterlini
Néstor Garay Néstor Garay ... Politician
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi
Marcello Bonini Olas Marcello Bonini Olas ... Monsignore
Jorge Guillermo Contini Jorge Guillermo Contini
Lia Tanzi Lia Tanzi ... (as Julia Tanzi)
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Storyline

Mario consigns his girlfriend Licia to a whorehouse for an evening in order to get the photographic goods to blackmail her father with. To get her out of the way, Licia is then consigned to a mental hospital by her father.

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Taglines:

All must die...but daddy's got to go by inches!

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Argentina

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 January 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psychout for Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Prato, Tuscany, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 53183 delivered on 8-2-1969. See more »

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good story involving corruption in high places
9 February 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Obscure and unusual thriller starring the most effective American actress, Adrienne Larussa, who appeared in Fulci's great Perversion Story the same year. The male lead is famed Italian actor, Rossano Brazzi, who also here directs. It is a decent directorial effort but possibly the two roles made life a little difficult and there do seem to be moments where a little more clarity was needed. A little more thought might have been given to the soundtrack as well as one or two garish tunes seem to go round and round. Still, its a good story involving corruption in high places (what in Italy, surely not!) and a young women seeking revenge for an injustice done. Sex and violence a bit thin on the ground but Larussa's performance is so beguiling we are kept interested and amused throughout.


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