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Italian thriller TV anthology show with an emphasis on mystery, intrigue, and suspense.






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Series cast summary:
Enzo Cerusico Enzo Cerusico ...  Commisario Giordani 1 episode, 1973
Robert Hoffmann ...  Doctor 1 episode, 1973
Aldo Reggiani Aldo Reggiani ...  Luca 1 episode, 1973
Marilù Tolo ...  Roberta Leoni 1 episode, 1973
Laura Belli ...  Stefania 1 episode, 1973
Riccardo Salvino Riccardo Salvino ...  Guido Leoni 1 episode, 1973
Paola Tedesco ...  Giulia 1 episode, 1973
Mara Venier Mara Venier ...  Daniela Moreschi 1 episode, 1973
Pierluigi Aprà Pierluigi Aprà ...  Roberto Magli, il fattorino 1 episode, 1973
Gianfranco D'Angelo ...  Police commissioner 1 episode, 1973
Glauco Onorato ...  Police Inspector 1 episode, 1973
Mimmo Palmara ...  The Neighbor 1 episode, 1973
Alberto Atenari Alberto Atenari ...  Truck Driver 1 episode, 1973
Erika Blanc ...  Elena Moreschi 1 episode, 1973
Altea De Nicola Altea De Nicola ...  Anna 1 episode, 1973
Gildo Di Marco Gildo Di Marco ...  Il fornaio 1 episode, 1973
Maria Teresa Albani Maria Teresa Albani ...  Innkeeper 1 episode, 1973
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ...  Luigi Berti 1 episode, 1973
Gino Pagnani Gino Pagnani 1 episode, 1973
Pupo De Luca Pupo De Luca ...  Vice-commissioner 1 episode, 1973
Marcello Fusco Marcello Fusco 1 episode, 1973
Luciana Lehar Luciana Lehar 1 episode, 1973
Umberto Raho ...  Psychiatrist 1 episode, 1973
Luciano Bonanni Luciano Bonanni ...  Bar customer 1 episode, 1973
Emilio Marchesini Emilio Marchesini ...  Marco Roviti 1 episode, 1973
Fulvio Mingozzi Fulvio Mingozzi ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1973
Corrado Olmi Corrado Olmi ...  Officer Morini 1 episode, 1973
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ...  Moustached Man 1 episode, 1973
Maria Tedeschi Maria Tedeschi ...  Elderly Nurse 1 episode, 1973
Pietro Zardini Pietro Zardini 1 episode, 1973


The first episode ,'The Neighbour', a likeable young couple move into a new flat below a gentleman who has just murdered his wife. Argento cronie Luigi Cozzi directs. The second, 'The Tram', is the only episode officially directed by Argento himself, a whodunnit set aboard a crowded tram. The third, 'Eyewitness', tells of a nice young girl who witnesses a murder only for the body and all trace of the crime to have vanished upon returning with the police. The fourth episode 'The Doll' is credited to director Roberto Pariante but Argento apparently extensively re-shot it, features an escaped mental patient stalking young women through the streets of Rome. Directed by Mario Foglietti, although Luigi Cozzi directed some scenes. Last feature is a documentary on Argento produced in the late 80's to promote 'Opera'. Written by wxjuh

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September 1973 (Italy) See more »

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(4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Dario Argento not only hosted and produced all four episodes, but also wrote and directed two episodes as well. See more »


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