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What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)

La polizia chiede aiuto (original title)
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Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

Director:

Massimo Dallamano

Writers:

Massimo Dallamano (screenplay), Ettore Sanzò (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giovanna Ralli ... Asst. DA Vittoria Stori
Claudio Cassinelli ... Insp. Silvestri
Mario Adorf ... Insp. Valentini
Franco Fabrizi ... Bruno Paglia
Farley Granger ... Mr. Polvesi
Marina Berti ... Mrs. Polvesi
Paolo Turco ... Marcello Tosti
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... DA
Micaela Pignatelli ... Rosa
Ferdinando Murolo Ferdinando Murolo ... Sgt. Giardina
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ... Napoli
Eleonora Morana ... Polvesi's Housemaid
Sherry Buchanan ... Silvia Polvesi (as Cheryl Lee Buchanan)
Roberta Paladini ... Patrizia Valentini
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Reporter
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Storyline

Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

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Just another suicide until the police discovered...A bloody bathroom. A maniac with a cleaver. A schoolgirl sex ring. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Have They Done to Your Daughters? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Primex Italiana See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Farley Granger's voice was dubbed by another actor in the English language version. See more »

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In the scene when Cassinelli and Ralli are looking at a strip of film footage, they repeatedly stop the projector to pause on a singleframe. However, the shadow of the projector planly reveals that it is still rolling. See more »

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WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? (Massimo Dallamano, 1974) ***
18 September 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

While the original Italian title – THE POLICE ASKS FOR HELP – clearly pigeonholes this one in the then-popular (and incredibly prolific) poliziottesco genre, the English title under which it is better known around the world – WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? – implies a giallo in the same vein as Dallamano’s best-known film, WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO SOLANGE? (1972). In any case, while both elements are effectively present – a hatchet-wielding murderer is the subject of the climactic manhunt – the police procedural themes are more prevalent.

The film deals with a teenage suicide which eventually uncovers a child prostitution ring which, as usual, includes not just the petty sleazy oddballs (here personified by Franco Fabrizi) but also high-profile professionals (a celebrated doctor) and high-ranking government officials (a Minister). The cast is surprisingly good for this type of genre effort: Claudio Cassinelli (as the investigating Police Chief), Giovanna Ralli (unusually cast as a female D.A.), Mario Adorf as the policeman who finds the first body and also discovers that his own teenage daughter was once a “victim” of these perverts, the afore-mentioned Fabrizi and Hollywood veteran Farley Granger in a smallish role as the first victim’s father.

As usual for Italian genre movies, the music score is an asset and here it is provided by Stelvio Cipriani whose motif, while simple and repetitive, is extremely effective given that it involves children singing gibberish (and thus commenting on the main theme of the movie itself even through its performers). Alarmingly, the end titles claim that every year in Italy, 8000 teenagers run away from home but only a small percentage returns to the fold – the majority are never found!


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