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L'assassino ha riservato nove poltrone (1974)

Patrick Davenant invites a group of friends to visit a theater inside his villa, a place which later reveals itself as sinister. Within a short time, the guests realize that they are ... See full summary »

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Giuseppe Bennati
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Vivian
Chris Avram Chris Avram ... Patrick Davenant
Eva Czemerys ... Rebecca Davenant
Lucretia Love ... Doris
Paola Senatore ... Lynn Davenant
Gaetano Russo Gaetano Russo ... Duncan Foster
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Albert
Eduardo Filipone Eduardo Filipone ... Mystery Man
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Caretaker (credit only)
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Russell
Janet Agren ... Kim
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Patrick Davenant invites a group of friends to visit a theater inside his villa, a place which later reveals itself as sinister. Within a short time, the guests realize that they are trapped in the villa. A merciless killer then begins to murder them one by one.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 May 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killer Reserved Nine Seats See more »

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Cinenove See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 64565 delivered on 8-5-1974. See more »

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Great fun!
8 February 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Great fun! Indeed, great title, great poster, great costumes for all the ladies and great how easily they just slip off. Actually, the poster is a heavily censored and cropped impression of what really happens in the film. There are many and varied kills but the one depicted here was by far the most extreme. Saddled with the hoary old Ten Little Indians plot, we have, of course, a whole bunch of people we are not interested in and who cannot be fully explained to retain the possibility that any one of them could have killed the rest. Possibly needlessly, on top of this we have a concurrent supernatural plot suggestion, that doesn't particularly improve things. But never mind, the theatre is a wonderful setting giving endless nook and crannies, corridors and overhead and subterranean spaces for the victims to be chased and caught and spectacularly killed. The chit chat gets a bit tedious but the sudden clinches and arch performances a hoot. Must have been as much fun to make as it is to watch.


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