This is a project I keep forgetting about - it's about 90% subtitled (and has been for about five years) It's an interesting precursor to Shaun of the Dead which holds up very well for the first hour but then descends into Benny Hill territory for the final reel. Locandina
Based on the Edgar Wallace mystery play, 'The Man Who Changed His Name', the plot centres on the recently-married young wife of a wealthy aristocrat who gradually becomes convinced that her new husband is in fact a murderer hiding behind a false identity.
A wealthy banker is murdered in his home during a reception. Among the guests is a journalist who carries out his own investigation in order to track down the culprit. The second Italian sound feature film, the first being 'La Canzone del Amore' directed by Gennaro Righelli, grandfather of Sergio and Luciano Martino. 'Corte d'Assise' … Continue reading Before the Jury/Corte d’Assise (1931)
'Telefoni bianchi' (lit: white telephones) is a comedy sub-genre popular in Italy between 1936 and 1943. The name derives from the presence of white telephones in the first films produced in this period, symptomatic of social well-being: a status symbol apt to mark the difference between the popular bakelite phones, cheaper and therefore more widespread, … Continue reading Telefoni Bianchi