Call 22-22, Call Lieutenant Sheridan/Chiamate 22-22, Chiamate Tenente Sheridan (1960)

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)

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