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The Killer Wore Gloves (1974)

La muerte llama a las 10 (original title)
A murder of a man in an airport restroom leads to a series of mysterious killings in London.

Director:

Juan Bosch (as John Wood)

Writers:

Luisa-María Linares (novel) (as Luisa María Linares), Juan Bosch (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gillian Hills ... Peggy Foster
Ángel del Pozo ... John KIRK Lawford
Silvia Solar Silvia Solar ... Jackie Polianski
Stelio Candelli Stelio Candelli ... Ronald James
Carlos Otero ... Mr. Lewis
Bruno Corazzari ... JOHN Kirk Lawford
Goyo Lebrero Goyo Lebrero ... Anthony
Manuel Gas ... Insp. Walton
Gabriel Agustí Gabriel Agustí
Irene D'Astrea Irene D'Astrea ... Mujer de Anthony - Anthony's Wife
Orchidea de Santis ... Shirley (as Orquidea de Santis)
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A murder of a man in an airport restroom leads to a series of mysterious killings in London.

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It's diabolical! It's daring! It stalks, it cuts, it rips!

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Mystery | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 August 1974 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killer Wore Gloves See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Peggy's not good with men
28 February 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

The film opens with some guy getting his throat cut in an airport toilet by a mystery figure, then switches to focus on Peggy, girlfriend of Michael, a photo-journalist who has been in Vietnam for some time and isn't showing any interest in coming home. Peggy therefore lives alone in her London apartment, with the usual variety of creepy/weird neighbours/housekeepers living around her, what with this being a giallo and what not.

Peggy is an artist and just about everyone she knows is a complete areshole, from the lecherous guy whom she submits her art too (who keeps putting the moves on her), to Michael's ex-girlfriend Jackie (who is a total b**ch) to her upstairs, bass playing, cat loving neighbour upstairs (who looks like a time travelling, elderly Nick Cave). Peggy needs cash and as Michael off in the 'Nam she figures she might as well rent his apartment out, because that always works out well in this kind of film.

Her new tenant turns out to Bruno Corazzari, and he seems kind of okay as he's not putting the moves on her quite as much as any other man in her life. Then again, he's wearing creepy mirrored glasses and starts rifling around in Michael's room the moment Peggy leaves. Lo and behold, the next thing that happen is that Michael is on the phone, he's back in Blighty, and wants to meet Peggy at an abandoned hangar. Or was that bit after the bit where Corazzari takes a dive off the building, leaving a corpse with a smashed up face? I can't remember. By the way, corpses with smashed up faces aren't good news in gialli, unlike in real life.

Also, later that day, Peggy's new tenant turns up as a different guy, confusing her. What's going? What's happening? Who's that in there? This being a standard giallo, various murders start taking place, except for one character who falls in front of a subway train rather stupidly. There are many red herrings but it was easy to guess the killer. In saying that, it didn't stop me enjoying the film. You've got your usual giallo traits (boobs) and a smattering of gore (smattering not being a word you use in say, McDonalds: "I'll have a Big Mac and a smattering of chips."), and the soundtrack was nice and funky.


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