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Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)
"La corta notte delle bambole di vetro" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  28 October 1971 (Italy)
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An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

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Jean Sorel ...
Gregory Moore
Mario Adorf ...
Jacques Versain
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Mira Svoboda
Fabijan Sovagovic ...
Professor Karting
José Quaglio ...
Valinski
Relja Basic ...
Ivan
Piero Vida ...
Kommissar Kierkoff
Daniele Dublino ...
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Sven Lasta
Luciano Catenacci ...
Morgue Employee
Michaela Martin
Vjenceslav Kapural
Jürgen Drews ...
Street Singer
Semka Sokolovic-Bertok ...
Nastassja - Gregory's Neighbor (as Semka Sokolovic)
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Greg Moore, an American journalist visiting Prague with his girlfriend Mira is found dead. However, he's actually only temporarily paralyzed, but the coroner fails to realize this and proceeds to prepare him for the autopsy. While Moore awaits his doom, he tries to recollect what has happened to him. It all starts when his girl disappears. He asks his friend, a local journalist, for help. They discover that this was just the latest in a series of disappearances of young pretty girls in the area. Their investigation leads them to a strange high profile private club, whose affluent members practice odd ritualistic orgies and bizarre dark rites.

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Very odd and convoluted giallo.
20 July 2006 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Aldo Lado's stylish 1971 giallo "Short Night of the Glass Dolls" is the story of Gregory(Jean Sorel),a reporter who is found dead in a Prague park.However his brain is alive as we can hear his frantic thoughts.It appears that his beautiful girlfriend Mira(Barbara Bach)has vanished without a trace and Gregory,along with his reporter pal Jack(Mario Adorf),work to uncover the secret of a mysterious group of Prague's wealthy elite who operate inside the mysterious Klub 99."Short Night of the Glass Dolls" is a fine Italian giallo.The plot is bizarre and rather unpredictable and there is a decent amount of sleaze.Ennio Morricone again provides the music.It should be noted that this film is pretty hard for me to classify as a giallo in the traditional sense as it contains no black-gloved assassin.Still it's worth checking out for fans of Italian horror.


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