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A Black Veil for Lisa (1968)

La morte non ha sesso (original title)
R | | Thriller | August 1969 (USA)
When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders.

Director:

Massimo Dallamano

Writers:

Giuseppe Belli (story), Giuseppe Belli (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Mills ... Inspector Franz Bulon
Luciana Paluzzi ... Lisa
Robert Hoffmann ... Max Lindt
Renate Kasché ... Marianne (as Renata Kashe)
Carlo Hintermann Carlo Hintermann ... Mansfeld
Tullio Altamura Tullio Altamura ... Ostermeyer
Enzo Fiermonte ... Siegert
Loris Bazzocchi Loris Bazzocchi ... Kruger
Jimmy il Fenomeno ... (as Jimmy Soffrano)
Paola Natale
Mirella Pamphili
Vanna Polverosi Vanna Polverosi ... Ursula
Rodolfo Licari Rodolfo Licari ... Olaf
Bernardino Solitari Bernardino Solitari ... Muller
Carlo Spadoni Carlo Spadoni ... Eric
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When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders.

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 51936 delivered on 2-7-1968. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Melodie de Lisa
Words and Music by Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner
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'Gilda' Goes Giallo!
23 February 2004 | by dwingroveSee all my reviews

So few Euro directors have done more to exile themselves from the arthouse pantheon than Massimo Dallamano. His work is slick, trashy and stylish in the manner of a fashion supplement in one of the cheaper Sunday newspapers. Yet at least three of his films are compelling studies in morbid sexuality and erotic obsession. A Black Veil for Lisa is nowhere near as famous as Venus in Furs or Dorian Gray, but it's still an intriguing brew. Imagine a giallo version of Proust's La Prisonniere with sex, drugs and serial killings thrown into the mix.

Like the other two films, it has a protagonist whose physical beauty and sexual magnetism leave her immune to the qualms of everyday good behaviour. Lisa is played by Luciana Paluzzi - a voluptuous, flame-haired tigress who's best remembered as the bad girl in Thunderball. Like almost every Bond girl since Ursula Andress, she somehow failed to become a great star. Bitterly unjust, as Paluzzi in this film is a femme fatale to rival Rita Hayworth in Gilda. We can well understand the anxieties of her drab and dreary husband (John Mills) who obsessively polices her every move.

The mystery, of course, is why Lisa married this old dolt in the first place. Suspecting his wife of sleeping around, Mills commits a grave breach of professional ethics (he's a police inspector, no less) and blackmails a hunky hitman (Robert Hoffmann) to kill her. Naturally, Lisa and said hitman fall in love...and there are plenty more twists where that came from. A Black Veil for Lisa could never be mistaken for Art. Still, it's a potent reminder that Trash is often more fun!


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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

August 1969 (USA) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.78 : 1
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