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Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)

Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (original title)
Unrated | | Mystery, Thriller | 24 February 1972 (Italy)
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A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »

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Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Roberto Gianviti (screenplay), Paul Hengge (credited on German prints) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato ... Mario Gerosa (as Antonio Sabàto)
Uschi Glas ... Giulia Torresi (as Uschi Glass)
Pier Paolo Capponi ... Inspector Vismara
Rossella Falk ... Elena Marchi
Marina Malfatti ... Kathy Adams
Renato Romano Renato Romano ... The Priest
Claudio Gora ... Raffaele Ferri
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Ines Tamburini - aka Toscana
Aldo Barberito Aldo Barberito ... Lt. Palumbo
Bruno Corazzari ... Barrett
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Lt. Renzi
Petra Schürmann ... Concetta De Rosa
Ivano Davoli Ivano Davoli ... Palmieri
Linda Sini ... Wanda
Nello Pazzafini ... Giovanni Rau
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A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again. Written by smcarter

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Mystery | Thriller

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #59742 delivered on 9 February 1972. See more »

Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was cut by approx. 10 minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) See more »

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Music by Riz Ortolani
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Performed by J. Vincent Edwards
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16 January 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

From adventures movies ("Il Trionfi Di Robin Hood") to spy thriller ("A 008 (sic) Operation Termini") ,from sword and sandal ("I'Ultimo Gladiatore ") to horror ("Cannibal Ferox") Umberto Lenzi has tried his hand at all the genres .

"Sette Orchidee Macchiate Di Rosso ":the title recalls those of Dario Argento but ,although there are sadistic scenes ,the movie is primarily a detective story:the screenplay was made with a certain care ,which in this kind of low-budget movie is to be underlined.A whodunit and seven women who have something in common and a killer who is doing away with them one by one, a plot in the tradition of Agatha Christie.Most famous name is probably Austrian Marisa Mell ("Diabolik") whose career was already on the wane when she played this supporting part in Lenzi's movie.

Like this ?try these

"Sans Mobile Apparent " (Philippe Labro,1971)

"Le Dernier Des Six" (Geoge Lacombe ,1941)

"Sei Donna Per L'Assassino" (Mario Bava ,1963)


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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 February 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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