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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage


Overview - The first directorial effort by Italian suspense master Argento. An American writer in Italy becomes an amateur sleuth when he witnesses a failed attempt by a serial killer to take the life of the wife of a wealthy gallery owner. A stylish beginning to a distinguished career, featuring the black-gloved killer that became the director's trademark.  Read more...

 

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Overview

The first directorial effort by Italian suspense master Argento. An American writer in Italy becomes an amateur sleuth when he witnesses a failed attempt by a serial killer to take the life of the wife of a wealthy gallery owner. A stylish beginning to a distinguished career, featuring the black-gloved killer that became the director's trademark.

Cast List

Franco Fraticelli - EDITOR
Artur Brauner - PRODUCER\"HANUSSEN"
Arthur Brauner - PRODUCER\"HANUSSEN"
Dario Argento - Italian director/screenwriter/producer, SUSPIRIA
Eva Renzi - German Actress
Ennio Morricone - Italian composer, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)
Leo Nichols - Italian composer, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)
Dan Savio - Italian composer, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)
Enrico Maria Salerno - Italian Actor
Tony Musante - American actor
Salvatore Argento - ITALIAN PRODUCER
Mario Adorf - Swiss Character Actor
Suzy Kendall - British Actress
Werner Peters
Vittorio Storaro

 
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  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 760137022381

Related Categories:
Movies > Horror/Suspense

Related Keywords:
Detectives
Mystery
Slasher
Thriller
Theatrical Release
Italy
Serial Killers

 
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Synopsis:
An American writer living in Rome is plunged into the city's seedy underworld when he is the only witness to a brutal murder attempt.

Notes:
"The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" was director-screenwriter Dario Argento's first feature film. This film was an unauthorized adaptation of Frederic Brown's novel "Screaming Mimi." Filmed on location in Rome. Shot in Eastmancolor. Distribution company: UM Film Distributor. Originall rated MPAA GP.

Reviews:
"Stylish, sexy and fueled by a groovy Ennio Morricone score." -- Grade: A - 10/12/2007 Entertainment Weekly, p.63


5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] smart, cosmopolitan, thoroughly modern whodunit..." - 06/01/2011 Total Film

 
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