The Priest’s Hat/Il Cappello da Prete (1944)

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)

Without Knowing Anything About Her/Senza Sapere Niente di Lei (1969)

WIP Promotional Brochure Plot: Critical Reception: "Avvertibili squilibri negli sviluppi drammatici e psicologici, l'incerta fusione di elementi 'gialli' e sentimentali e la tediosa prevalenza del dialogo sull'azione, concorrono alla mediocrità del risultato." ('Segnalazioni cinematografiche', vol. 68, 1970) "Sul filo assai delicato di un intreccio 'giallo' (...) sono contemporaneamente in ballo la verità sulla morte di … Continue reading Without Knowing Anything About Her/Senza Sapere Niente di Lei (1969)

Super8: Isle of the Swedes/L’Isola delle Svedesi

A breakdown of the scenes missing from the television airing (Rete4) found in the Italian Super8 print released by 'Film Autori' (circa 1970s). The first scene appears during the first post-credits sequence and is simply an extension of the existing scene. It runs around 30 seconds. Note: the scene is intentionally shot with a pink … Continue reading Super8: Isle of the Swedes/L’Isola delle Svedesi

Isle of the Swedes/L’Isola delle Svedesi (1969)

Following a particularly heated argument with her boyfriend, Manuela decides to leave  city life behind and join her friend, Eleonora, a divorcee who lives on a remote Mediterranean island. Trouble brews when Manuela's boyfriend arrives on the island to try and win her back and a bitter struggle ensues as both parties vie for her … Continue reading Isle of the Swedes/L’Isola delle Svedesi (1969)

The Man Who Burnt His Own Corpse/L’Uomo che Bruciò il suo Cadavere (1964)

Adriano Prosperi, a bank teller working in Milan, has spent years planning to steal a large sum of money and then disappear without leaving any trace of his existence. In collaboration with Giulia, his lover, he kills her husband who bears a striking resemblance to him, carries out the robbery and then burns his car … Continue reading The Man Who Burnt His Own Corpse/L’Uomo che Bruciò il suo Cadavere (1964)

An Alibi to Die/Un Alibi Per Morire (1962)

Paul loves Margaret but she has her eyes on Graziano, a night-club owner. Desperate to prove himself to Margaret, Paul begins planning an elaborate robbery. With the assistance of a corrupt prison officer he gets himself  arrested, knowing he can come and go from the jail as he pleases, thus providing him with the perfect … Continue reading An Alibi to Die/Un Alibi Per Morire (1962)