A Quiet Place to Kill
|A Quiet Place to Kill|
Theatrical film poster
|Directed by||Umberto Lenzi|
|Music by||Gregorio Garcia Segura|
|Cinematography||Guglie Imo Mancori |
Helen, a race-car driver whose life, both personal and professional, is in a rapid downfall, is invited by her ex-husband's new wife Constance to stay at their plush estate. The two women form a bond, and it's not long before their mutual dislike for the husband culminates into a plan to kill him. Their plan to murder Maurice on a sailing trip goes awry, and Constance is accidentally killed instead. Helen and her ex seize the moment and dispose of Constance's corpse at sea, but when the dead woman's daughter Susan arrives, the young lady begins to suspect that her mother has been murdered.
- Carroll Baker as Helene
- Jean Sorel as Maurice Sauvage
- Luis Dávila as Albert Duchamps
- Alberto Dalbés as Dr. Harry Webb
- Marina Coffa as Mrs. Susan
- Anna Proclemer as Constance Sauvage
- Lisa Halvorsen as Solange
- Hugo Blanco
- Jacques Stany
Other international releases titled the film A Quiet Place to Kill, as Lenzi's earlier film Orgasmo (1969) had been released internationally as Paranoia. The film was released in the United States in 1973.
The Monthly Film Bulletin described the film as "both sluggish and scrappy, with Lenzi bravely throwing up a screen of object-fixated camerawork and fidgety focusing, but not receiving much help from his players."
- Combs, Richard (1973). "Paranoia (A Quiet Place to Kill)". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 40 no. 468. British Film Institute. p. 105.
- Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi & Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
- Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
- Marco Giusti (1999). Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer. ISBN 8820029197.
- Firsching, Robert. "Paranoia (1969)". AllMovie. Archived from the original on August 2, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- Luther-Smith 1999, p. 95.
- Luther-Smith, Adrian (2015). 'Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing.