14.11.2014 - Trevi Cinema, Rome Guests: George Hilton, Enzo G. Castellari & Sergio Martino Host: Fabio Micolano CSC Recording Directed by Silvia Tarquini Recorder 2 (screenshots below) - Monty & Sisa From Uruguay, to Argentina, to Italy, veteran genre actor George Hilton breezes through his life story during a particularly informal night at the Trevi. … Continue reading George Hilton: A Uruguayan in Rome
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 coldblooded murderer hiding behind a false identity. An early sound comedy-thriller from Mario Camerini clearly playing on the success … Continue reading Giallo (1934)
Based on the popular television series 'Giallo Club' which debuted the year before in 1959. The stories centred around Lieutenant Sheridan from the San Francisco homicide squad, played by theatre and television actor Ubaldo Lay. Sheridan went on to become a major television icon in the sixties. "(...) La regia di Giorgio Bianchi è pregievole: … Continue reading Call 22-22, Call Lieutenant Sheridan/Chiamate 22-22, Chiamate Tenente Sheridan (1960)
'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)