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Giuseppe Belli (screenplay)
Giuseppe Belli (story)
Release Date:
August 1969 (USA) See more »
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When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders. | Add synopsis »
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John Mills ... Inspector Franz Bulon

Luciana Paluzzi ... Lisa

Robert Hoffmann ... Max Lindt
Renate Kasché ... Marianne
Tullio Altamura ... Ostermeyer
Carlo Hintermann ... Mansfeld
Enzo Fiermonte ... Siegert
Loris Bazzocchi ... Kruger

Jimmy il Fenomeno
Paola Natale
Mirella Pamphili
Vanna Polverosi ... Ursula
Rodolfo Licari ... Olaf
Bernardino Solitari ... Muller
Carlo Spadoni ... Eric
Giuseppe Terranova ... Rabbit
Robert Van Daalen ... Dr. Gross

Directed by
Massimo Dallamano 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giuseppe Belli  screenplay
Giuseppe Belli  story
Massimo Dallamano  screenplay
Peter Kintzel  dialogue
Audrey Nohra  dialogue
Vittoriano Petrilli  dialogue
Vittoriano Petrilli  screenplay

Produced by
Giancarlo Marchetti .... producer
Original Music by
Giovanni Fusco 
Gianfranco Reverberi 
Cinematography by
Angelo Lotti 
Film Editing by
Daniele Alabiso 
Stanley Frazen (English version) (as Stan Frazen)
Michael Pozen (English version) (as Mike Pozen)
Production Design by
Giorgio Aragno 
Art Direction by
Hans Hutter 
Set Decoration by
Giuseppe Bassan 
Costume Design by
Bonizza Aragno 
Makeup Department
Marisa Laganga .... hair stylist
Raul Ranieri .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mario Barboni .... production supervisor
Robert S. Eisen .... post-production supervisor (english version)
Giancarlo Marchetti .... general manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Monica Venturini .... assistant director (as Monica Felt)
Sound Department
Del Harris .... sound editor: English version
Russell Malingren .... sound recordist (English version)
Alessandro Sarandrea .... sound engineer (as Sandro Sarandrea)
John Shouse .... sound editor: English version
Special Effects by
Enrico Catalucci .... special effects (as E. Catalucci)
Camera and Electrical Department
Giorgio Garibaldi Schwarze .... assistant camera (as Giorgio Schwarze)
Giuseppe Gatti .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Harry Eisen .... supervising editor (English language version)
Pierluigi Leonardi .... assistant editor
Brigida Mastrolillo .... assistant editor
Music Department
Willard Jones .... orchestrator
Gian Piero Reverberi .... conductor
Other crew
Anna Bellini .... direction secretary
Incir De Paolis .... unit publicist
Luigi Sellazione .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Black Veil for Lisa" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), USA
"Das Geheimnis der jungen Witwe" - West Germany
"Death Has No Sex" -
"La muerte no tiene sexo" - Mexico (imdb display title), Spain
"A morte não tem sexo" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Le tueur frappe la nuit" - Canada (French title) (video title)
"Le tueur frappe trois fois" - France
"O ekviasmos" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Showdown" - Belgium (French title) (video title)
"Um Véu Negro para Lisa" - Brazil (imdb display title)
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95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Spain:18 | UK:X | USA:R (certificate #22333) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Italian censorship visa # 51936 delivered on 2-7-1968.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005) (V)See more »
Melodie de LisaSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An intricately-plotted giallo, 24 November 2015
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

The director famous for his controversial giallo classic WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?, Massimo Dallamano, also directed this earlier contribution to the giallo genre which focuses more on police procedure and investigation over the usual murder-mystery antics that the genre offers, although sex and violence are still main ingredients. This Italian thriller, however, is gripping stuff, especially due to an unforeseen and genuinely impressive twist which comes about halfway through.

A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA benefits hugely from the setting of '60s Hamburg, the decade reflected by a hummable and stylish soundtrack. The script is intelligent and the characters are particularly well-developed, especially John Mills' increasingly desperate Inspector Bulov whose life becomes more and more complicated throughout. Dallamano directs with the typical Italian flourish of having stylish camera angles and good, colourful photography which makes the film visually appealing. The plot twists and turns as layers of the story are constantly peeled off only to deepen the mystery and make the film more complex to watch (it's never confusing, either, often a flaw of these clever-clever mystery thrillers).

John Mills is a familiar actor with considerably more fame than most gialli stars, and his appearance is definitely a departure from his more typically Hollywood roles. However, he copes admirably with the complex part and succeeds in creating a likable, believable character whom one can identify with despite all his flaws and mistakes. Robert Hoffmann is also very good as charismatic killer Max, and it's a mark of an actor's talent that he fits the role like a glove. The only out of place character is Lisa, played by Luciana Paluzzi, who doesn't really seem like a woman men would go out of their way to be with, although this is probably a flaw of the character rather than the actress. The supporting cast are uniformly good in their parts. A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA lacks the graphic violence of '70s Italian productions which may be off-putting for some gore fans. However, the combination of strong acting and an excellent plot make this movie really worthwhile after all.

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