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Five Women for the Killer (1974)

5 donne per l'assassino (original title)
Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia... See full summary »

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Stelvio Massi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Matthews ... Giorgio Pisani
Pascale Rivault ... Dr. Lidia Franzi (as Pascal Rivault)
Giorgio Albertazzi ... Professor Aldo Betti
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Police Commissioner
Katia Christine ... Alba Galli
Catherine Diamant Catherine Diamant ... Oriana
Gabriella Lepori ... Sofia
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Marta
Alessandro Quasimodo Alessandro Quasimodo ... Fabrizio
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Newspaper Editor-in-Chief (as Tom Felleghi)
Lia Bresciani Lia Bresciani
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani
Ennia Rossetto Ennia Rossetto
Milva Bonamone Milva Bonamone ... (as Milvia Bonamore)
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Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia Franzi, as he is quite sterile. Reporter Giorgio and Lydia soon become lovers, and she narrowly escapes the brutal hands of the murderer (or murderers) who claims several other victims in shockingly violent fashion. Written by Ørnås

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 December 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Amar Foi a Sua Perdição See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A grim affair with Francis Matthews
23 January 2014 | by Darkling_ZeistSee all my reviews

The legendary Italian genre filmmaker Stelvio Massi takes a rare foray into the heady, be-gloved milieu of the schlocky Giallo with 'Five Women for The Killer'; and for my money it makes for a diverting piece, besides it's somewhat curious seeing the urbane British character actor, Francis 'Dracula' Matthews in such luridly unfamiliar surroundings! The only other Giallo I am aware Massi shot was the much-loved 'The Case of The Bloody Iris' starring the delightful, yet curiously moniker-ed Edwige Fenech. Massi is generally known for his boisterous euro-crime efforts, but he is a more than capable director whose CV boasts some rather exemplary titles. It must also be noted that the sleazy premise is rather unsettling, and the initial murder is a rather grim affair, reminded me a tad of an equally unsavory Joe D'Amato effort. (Absurd etc.)


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