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Date for a Murder (1967)

Omicidio per appuntamento (original title)
Vince Dreyser, an American detective in Rome, agrees to meet an old chemist friend, who is also in the city to marry a woman named Lidia. When his friend fails to show up, Dreyser begins ... See full summary »

Director:

Mino Guerrini

Writers:

Franco Enna (novel), Fernando Di Leo (idea and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Ardisson ... Vince Dreyser
Halina Zalewska ... Fidelia Forrester (as Ella Karin)
Günther Stoll Günther Stoll ... Commissioner Silvio Giunta (as Gunther Stoll)
Hans von Borsody ... Walter Dempsey
Mario Brega ... Mario Galante
Cesarino Miceli Picardi Cesarino Miceli Picardi ... Guido Salvatorelli (as Cesare Miceli Picardi)
Luciano Rossi ... Massimo Tucci
Bettina Busch Bettina Busch ... Gloria (as Bettina Bougie)
Bodo Larsen Bodo Larsen
Pietro Martellanza ... Car mechanic (as Peter Martell)
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Bill Vanders Bill Vanders ... Tennyson
Mino Guerrini Mino Guerrini
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Storyline

Vince Dreyser, an American detective in Rome, agrees to meet an old chemist friend, who is also in the city to marry a woman named Lidia. When his friend fails to show up, Dreyser begins searching for him, only to be attacked by two gangsters.

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 May 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Rendez-vous met de dood See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Unknown but very adequate Italian crime/thriller
8 July 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Since this is the very first user-comment submitted for "Date for a Murder", I was really hoping to enlighten all you readers about another totally forgotten and fascinating Italian cult film from the late 60's! Sadly, it didn't turn out to be the undiscovered gem that I was desiring to see (with the recent popularity towards for Italian cinema, I assume all the greatest films have already been identified), yet it's nonetheless an interesting crime/thriller with some raw action sequences and a fairly compelling plot. Two American friends coincidentally meet each other in the Italian countryside and agree to get back together again a couple of days later in Rome, after they both settled some private affairs. When one of them doesn't show up, the other one gets concerned and fears that something suspicious happened. He investigates the case himself and it doesn't take long before he's entangled in a network of industrial espionage, blackmail and even cold-blooded murder. The story, especially towards the finale, is rather predictable and the obligatory love-story is completely pointless. The heroic duo (the American and a local police commissioner) are likable characters and all the villains look effectively menacing, most notably the creepy guy in motorized wheelchair! To finish up, the film contains several beautiful images of Rome, the soundtrack is exciting and the action scenes (on rooftops, on remote highways, in dark alleys, ...) are well choreographed. "Date for a Murder" was written by Fernando Di Leo – who's really an expert in the genre – but perhaps it also needed a famous and experienced director to make it more memorable. Someone like Umerto Lenzi ("Violent Naples", "Almost Human"), Ruggero Deodato ("Live like a Cop, die like a Man") or Enzo G. Castellari ("Street Law", "The Big Rocket").


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