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The Cat o’ Nine Tails

CAUGHT BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND A MURDERER’S HAND!

After a break-in at a medical institute, reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus) starts looking into the case together with a blind man (Karl Malden) who made a few observations prior to the event; they end up chasing a killer. The movie that basically became Dario Argento’s breakthrough is not one of his personal favorites. The main problem is the narrative; full of interesting visuals and with a suspenseful atmosphere (my favorite is the mysterious scene inside a crypt), the film is nevertheless slow going and the story disappointing. Terrific score, though.

1971-Italy-Germany-France. 112 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed byĀ Dario Argento. Music: Ennio Morricone. Cast: Karl Malden (Franco Arno), James Franciscus (Carlo Giordani), Catherine Spaak (Anna Terzi), Cinzia De Carolis, Carlo Alighiero.

Trivia: Original title: Il gatto a nove code.Ā 

 

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