Based on the Edgar Wallace mystery, '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.
'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
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Plot: During a party organized in the attic of a New York skyscraper, one of the drunk guests falls from the terrace onto the street below. Inspector Stoll, however, isn't convinced it was an accident and continues his investigation.
Plot: Following the suspicious death of a doctor in a clinic, a publishing editor decides to visit the scene of the crime and prove the victim was poisoned. More deaths follow in the same clinic and an over-worked giallo author and his wife also become embroiled in the proceedings until the real culprit is brought … Continue reading Short Circuit/Cortocircuito (1943)
Renowned giallo author Ugo Palffy finds himself in the middle of a creative crisis as he struggles to come up with an idea for his latest novel and deliver it to his publisher on time. With barely a few hours to go before the deadline and hardly a word written, all hope seems lost until … Continue reading Shiver/Brivido (1941)
Saddled with a string of gambling debts he cannot pay, the Baron of Santafusca is coerced into selling the family estate to a devious loan-shark. Fotobusta Produced by Sandro Ghenzi for Universalia, in association with Cines, the film was shot at Cinecittà in the summer of 1943 but only received its premiere in Rome after … Continue reading The Priest’s Hat/Il Cappello da Prete (1944)