The Case of the Scorpion's Tail

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The Case of the Scorpion's Tail
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail poster.jpg
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed by Sergio Martino
Produced by Luciano Martino
Screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi
Eduardo Manzanos Brochero
Sauro Scavolini
Story by Eduardo Manzanos Brochero
Starring George Hilton,
Anita Strindberg,
Alberto de Mendoza,
Ida Galli
Music by Bruno Nicolai
Cinematography Emilio Foriscot
Edited by Eugenio Alabiso
Copercines, Cooperativa Cinematográfica
Devon Film
Release dates
16 August 1971
Running time
90 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian
Box office 19,571,993 (Spain)

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (Italian: La coda dello scorpione) is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino.


A widow inherits a small fortune when her husband dies in a freak jet crash. However, before she can escape to a retreat with her secret lover the widow is brutally murdered and the money stolen. Now an insurance investigator and his journalist love interest must figure out exactly who is murdering anyone involved with the late widow and exactly what their vicious vendetta is.


Critical reception[edit]

AllMovie called it a "devilishly entertaining giallo thriller".[1]


  1. ^ Firsching, Robert. "The Case of the Scorpion's Tail - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 

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