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Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

5 bambole per la luna d'agosto (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 25 November 1970 (UK)
A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.

Director:

Mario Bava

Writer:

Mario di Nardo (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Berger ... Professore Fritz Farrell / Professor Gerry Farrell
Ira von Fürstenberg ... Trudy Farrell (as Ira Furstenberg)
Edwige Fenech ... Marie Chaney
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Jack Davidson
Helena Ronee ... Peggy Davidson (as Helena Ronée)
Teodoro Corrà Teodoro Corrà ... George Stark (as Teodoro Corrá)
Ely Galleani ... Isabel (as Justine Gall)
Edith Meloni ... Jill Stark
Mauro Bosco ... Jacques / Charles
Maurice Poli ... Nick Chaney
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Storyline

George Stark is a wealthy industrialist who invites five business friends of his to his remote Mediterranean island for a weekend of relaxation and business when he introduces them to Professor Farrell, a brilliant chemist who gives investment ideas to the group. But against Farrell's wishes, the group goes behind each other's back to obtain information on Farrell's chemistry ideas and soon the guests and residents start turning up dead one by one as Stark and Farrell must rally the group together to determine the identity of the killer (or killers) despite nobody trusting anyone. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Island of terror!

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 November 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Island of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Anzio, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At 22 minutes, Isabel's reflection in the glass matte painting featuring the beach house is visible before she enter the frame. See more »

Quotes

George Stark: I'm not a man of thought. I'm a man of action.
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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Ti Risveglierai Accanto a me
Written by Emilio Iarrusso (as Jarrusso), Giacomo Simonelli (as Simonelli) and Piero Umiliani (as Umiliani)
Performed by Il Balletto di Bronzo
Courtesy of Disco R.C.A.
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Good Bava Giallo

An industrialist invites some of his friends to his island retreat in order to persuade a chemist (William Berger better known as Django}to sell them his new secret formula for an industrial resin. Of course he doesn't want to sell at any price and this leads to resentment and veiled threats which leads to all on the island being killed off one by one, in this "Ten little Indians" type thriller and of course there is a storm brewing and the phones are down, I think you get the picture….Now how do I review a Bava film without mentioning "Stylish" or "Superb use of Colour"…. I don't think I can really,but I will try…..This films theme is reminiscent of Bava's more famous work Bay of Blood, with its high body count….it has a funky little score too, very 60's…..the film at times tends towards black comedy with the body bags swinging in the freezer, I have to say it made me laugh and as with all Bava films the women are quite nice to look at…in particular Edwige Fenech a lady I have heard a lot about and I can see why….all in all an enjoyable little thriller, not Bava's best work but certainly worth a look


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