The Pajama Girl Case

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The Pajama Girl Case
La ragazza dal pigiama giallo poster.jpg
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed by Flavio Mogherini
Produced by Giorgio Salvioni
Written by Flavio Mogherini
Rafael Sánchez Campoy
Starring Ray Milland
Dalila Di Lazzaro
Music by Riz Ortolani
Cinematography Raúl Artigot
Carlo Carlini
Edited by Adriano Tagliavia
Zodiac Produzioni
Release date
31 December 1977
Running time
103 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian

La ragazza dal pigiama giallo (Italian for The Girl in the Yellow Pyjamas) is a 1977 Italian giallo film directed by Flavio Mogherini, distributed internationally as The Pajama Girl Case.[1]

Film information[edit]

The film is based on a real story, one of Australia's most known unsolved murder mysteries, the "Pyjama Girl" case. It was filmed in Australia[2] and produced by studio Zodiac Produzioni, in co-operation with Producciones Internacionales Cinematográficas Asociadas (PICASA).

The soundtrack album La ragazza dal pigiama giallo was released in Italy in 1978, and consisted of the instrumental score by composer Riz Ortolani as well as two songs with vocals by Amanda Lear: the theme tune "Your Yellow Pyjama" and "Look at Her Dancing".[3]


The film consists of two parallel narratives. One tells about an investigation of a murder of a girl, whose severely burned body has been found on a beach in Sydney. The police have a suspect in the murder, but the retired inspector Thompson is convinced they are wrong and continues his own investigation. The second is a story of a young Dutch girl Glenda and her partner, an Italian Antonio. Although they are in relationship, Glenda keeps seeing other men.



  1. ^ Shaun Anderson (6 January 2011). "The Pyjama Girl Case (1977)". The Celluloid Highway. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Donald Guarisco. "La Ragazza Dal Pigiama Giallo - Review". All Media Network. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "LA RAGAZZA DAL PIGIAMA GIALLO 1978 Italy". (in Italian). Archived from the original on August 20, 2004. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 

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