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A Black Veil for Lisa (1968)

La morte non ha sesso (original title)
R | | Thriller | August 1969 (USA)
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.

Director:

Massimo Dallamano

Writers:

Giuseppe Belli (story), Giuseppe Belli (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Mills ... Inspector Franz Bulon
Luciana Paluzzi ... Lisa
Robert Hoffmann ... Max Lindt
Renate Kasché ... Marianne (as Renata Kashe)
Carlo Hintermann Carlo Hintermann ... Mansfeld
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Ostermeyer
Enzo Fiermonte ... Siegert
Loris Bazzocchi Loris Bazzocchi ... Kruger
Jimmy il Fenomeno ... (as Jimmy Soffrano)
Paola Natale
Mirella Pamphili
Vanna Polverosi Vanna Polverosi ... Ursula
Rodolfo Licari Rodolfo Licari ... Olaf
Bernardino Solitari Bernardino Solitari ... Muller
Carlo Spadoni Carlo Spadoni ... Eric
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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.

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White veils for angels...

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Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

August 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Black Veil for Lisa See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (English)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 51936 delivered on 2-7-1968. See more »

Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Melodie de Lisa
Words and Music by Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner
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"She let me in....so to speak"
23 June 2017 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Massimo Dallamano made the great Bandidos and the also great What Have You Done To You Daughters, but here takes things a bit too laid back and therefore we end up with an okay giallo that could have used a nice kick in the arse plot wise.

It's still interesting enough, mind you. You have a detective (the almost immortal John Mills) who is investigating a series of knife murders in Hamburg (this is where the black gloved killer comes in and this isn't the last giallo set in Hamburg either). The problem is, the detective has this young, hot, young, hot, sexy, young, mysterious, hot, young, tepid, young, hot, young wife who had possible links to a criminal past but the detective's totally over that and he's only phoning her a hundred times a day to see if she needs milk, right?

So we move from the giallo that has the 'who is the gloved killer?' plot to that other kind of giallo - the kind where you have no idea what everyone is up to until the last ten minutes. Most of the time those turn out to be the more entertaining giallo but we have just a bit too much in the old dialogue stakes here and less on the actual action.

Still, Dallamano's skills as a cinematographer shine through nice and bright, but for some reason the sleaze that sticks to his other films is missing here. It's still worth tracking down but isn't any lost classic or anything.


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