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La ragazza dal pigiama giallo (1977)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 31 December 1977 (Italy)
Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach, and a retired inspector makes inquiries; also, Linda, a waitress and ferry... See full summary »

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... Inspector Thompson
... Glenda Blythe
... Antonio Attolini
... Professor Henry Douglas
Howard Ross ... Roy Conner
... Inspector Ramsey
Rod Mullinar ... Inspector Morris
Giacomo Assandri ... Quint
Eugene Walter ... Dorsey
... Nottingham (as Antonio Ferrandiz)
Vanessa Vitale ... Quint's Neighbor
Mónica Rey ... Patricia Clark Dorsey
Andrea Gnecco
Sandra Dobrigna
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Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach, and a retired inspector makes inquiries; also, Linda, a waitress and ferry attendant, has several lovers and marries one, but continues seeing the others. The police have a suspect in the murder, but the retired inspector is convinced they're wrong; he continues a methodical investigation. Linda and her husband separate, and there are complications. Will the stories cross or are they already twisted together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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31 December 1977 (Italy)  »

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Blutiger Zahltag  »

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The soundtrack album for this film was released in Italy in 1978. It was the first soundtrack album for French singer Amanda Lear. See more »


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Look At Her Dancing
Written by Amanda Lear and Riz Ortolani
Sung by Amanda Lear
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Curious Italian Giallo, unknown and different from the rest...
6 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's weird but always thrilling to come across a completely unknown and hard-to-find giallo, especially when you're an avid fan of this Italian sub genre of horror, like myself. The majority of good gialli have received fancy DVD-releases by now and, considering this gem was still nowhere available, I began to fear that it might be a real stinker. The opposite is true, however, as this is an engaging murder mystery with original plot-twists, an innovating structure and good acting performances. The decomposed body of a murdered young girl is found on the beach, with only her yellow pajamas as a possible lead to find the killer. Retired detective Thompson (Ray Milland from "Premature Burial") teams up with the police and his old-fashioned investigation methods are a lot more fruitful than the routine cop-work. This film differs from other gialli because the body count is really low and the cinematography is is rather monotonous. Nevertheless, the red herrings are more effective than usual and the flashback sequences are extraordinary stylish. If the whole thing seems too confusing at first, just force yourself to carry on watching, as the actual revelation clarifies all you need to know in a very original way. Intriguing stuff, definitely worth a look if you can find it.


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