La morte cammina con i tacchi alti

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
La morte cammina con i tacchi alti
La morte cammina con i tacchi alti poster.jpg
Directed by Luciano Ercoli
Produced by Alberto Pugliese, Luciano Ercoli[1]
Written by Manuel Velasco
Dino Verde
Screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi
Mahnahén Velasco
Story by Ernesto Gastaldi
Mahnahén Velasco
Starring Frank Wolff
Susan Scott
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
Cinematography Fernando Arribas
Edited by Angelo Curi
Production
company
Atlántida Films
Cinecompany
Release date
19 November 1971 (Italy)
2 April 1972 (Spain)
Running time
105 min (Italy)
98 min (Spain)
Country Italy
Spain
Box office ESP 24,592,669 (Spain)

La morte cammina con i tacchi alti (International title: Death Walks in High Heels) is a 1971 giallo film directed and co-produced by Luciano Ercoli. It starred Frank Wolff and Susan Scott, co-written by Ernesto Gastaldi, with music by Stelvio Cipriani.[2] It was also released as Death Stalks in High Heels and Nights of Love and Terror.[3]

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

A beautiful French stripper named Nicole (Susan Scott) learns that her father was stabbed to death on a train, and she is questioned by the police about some missing diamonds. Strange things begin to happen as she gets threatening phone calls trying to get her to reveal the location of the diamonds, and then is assaulted in her bedroom by a masked man with blue eyes, later remembering that her extremely jealous boyfriend Michel (Simon Andreu) owns blue contact lenses. She runs off with a handsome British eye surgeon (Frank Wolff) to get away from everything, and they go off to a quiet village on the coast of England, but her crazy lover Michel follows them.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie gave it a mixed review, citing its "demented screenplay" and "[Luciano Ercoli's] often overreaching direction" as drawbacks.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 35
  2. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 35
  3. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 35
  4. ^ Robert Firsching. "La Morte Cammina con i Tacchi Alti (1971)". Allmovie. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 

External links[edit]