The Facts of Murder


2h 1965

Brief Synopsis

A masked bandit steals valuables from Commendatore Anzaloni's apartment and flees, leaving Anzaloni unharmed. Inspector Ingravallo is called in. The robbery is suspicious; the thief found the jewellery too quickly. The neighbour, Liliana Banducci, employs a servant girl, Assuntina. Her fiancé, Diomede, tries to flee when he sees police tailing Assuntina. But Diomede has an alibi, a rich American woman... Liliana's cousin, Dr. Valdarena, pays her a visit, only to find her body on the floor. But before calling police, Valdarena removes an envelope addressed to him from the sideboard... Liliana's husband Remo was away from Rome at the time of the murder, but he is surprised to hear that Liliana had changed her will only the week before...

Film Details

Also Known As
Un maledetto imbroglio
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Jun 1965
Production Company
Riama Cinematografica
Distribution Company
Seven Arts Pictures
Country
Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda (Milan, 1957).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

While investigating the robbery of a wealthy homosexual, Inspector Ingravallo questions the electrician Diomede. Despite the fact that the laborer is able to establish an alibi, Ingravallo remains suspicious and counsels Diomede's fiancée, the maid Assuntina, to break the engagement. When Assuntina's employer, the wealthy socialite Liliana Banducci, is murdered, Ingravallo's suspicions are confirmed. Although he confronts other suspects, including Remo, the victim's fascist husband; Remo's mistress, Virginia; and the bogus physician Valdarena, the victim's cousin, Virginia's lover, and an infamous pimp, the detective is able to prove Diomede's guilt.

Film Details

Also Known As
Un maledetto imbroglio
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Jun 1965
Production Company
Riama Cinematografica
Distribution Company
Seven Arts Pictures
Country
Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda (Milan, 1957).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Opened in Rome in December 1959 as Un maledetto imbroglio; running time: 115 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1959

Released in United States 1959