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La Morte Risale A Ieri Sera

La Morte Risale A Ieri Sera

Raf Vallone
Director: Duccio Tessari Cast: Raf Vallone
Raf Vallone
, Frank Wolff
Frank Wolff
, Gabriele Tinti
Gabriele Tinti
Duccio Tessari

DVD (Restored / Subtitled)

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Though not a giallo film in the strictest sense, this crime
evenge film merits attention by fans for its genre cast and an unusual approach to familiar themes. Raf Vallone plays anguished father Avanzio Berzaghi, whose 25-year old daughter Donatella has been kidnapped. Donatella has the mind of a toddler, and her beauty and agreeable naivete make her a perfect choice for Milan's seedy prostitution racket. Frank Wolff is a dedicated Inspector with bad sinuses who shakes down a sleazy pimp and a desperate black prostitute (Beryl Cunningham of The Snake God), as well as visiting scores of local brothels for clues. Tragically, he is too late, and Donatella's corpse is found in a field, still smoking from having been burned alive. Wolff redoubles his efforts, but it is Vallone, using nothing more than his daughter's teddy-bear and a father's lust for justice, who finally tracks down the killers. His laundromat vengeance is brutal, but unsatisfying, leaving him a broken man. Director Duccio Tessari, best known for westerns and a memorable giallo called The Blood-Stained Butterfly, imbues this story with a great deal more humanity than is typical for the genre. The plot, adapted from G. Scerbanenco's novel The Milanese Kill on Saturday, has its problems, but Tessari's focus on character minimizes the inconsistencies, presenting a gritty, powerful portrait of a dehumanizing urban Hell. This neglected gem suffers only from Gianni Ferrio's inexplicably bouncy music, but is otherwise a winner all the way.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2014
UPC: 0816018010739
Original Release: 1970
Rating: NR
Source: Raro Video Usa Ltd.
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 56,587

Special Features

Video interview by Chris Alexander; Original Italian theatrical trailer; Original English theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Raf Vallone Amanzio Berzagni
Frank Wolff Duca Lamberti
Gabriele Tinti Mascaranti
Eva Renzi Livia
Beryl Cunningham Herrern

Technical Credits
Duccio Tessari Director,Screenwriter
Arthur Brauner Producer,Screenwriter
Gianni Ferrio Score Composer
Lamberto Galm Cinematographer
Mario Morra Editor
Biagio Proietti Screenwriter
Giorgio Scerbanenco Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Death Occurred Last Night
1. Donatella [:01]
2. Vanished In The Air [8:47]
3. The Car Salesman [5:20]
4. The Investigation [8:46]
5. Information [6:46]
6. I Am Free [7:08]
7. Some Kind Of Trade [5:41]
8. Gruesome Discoveries [7:53]
9. An Embarassing Witness [6:29]
10. Interrogations [5:45]
11. The Noose Is Tightening [5:14]
12. It's Saturday Today [5:59]
13. Chapter 13 [8:38]
14. Chapter 14 [14:58]

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