Psychout for Murder


1h 28m 1970

Film Details

Also Known As
Daddy Said the World Was Lovely, Salvare la faccia
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Dec 1970
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Chiara Films Internazionali-Banco Film-Glori Art
Distribution Company
Times Film Corp.
Country
Argentina

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Licia, the hedonistic daughter of Brigoli, a wealthy industrialist, falls in love with Mario, a conniving young man. Mario lures her to a brothel, where their lovemaking is disrupted by a police raid and press photographers. In order to suppress the scandal, Licia's family commits her to a mental institution, and her father is forced to pay off Mario, who had arranged the event for purposes of blackmail. Some time later, Licia is released from the asylum and returns home. Although Licia convinces her family that she is happy to be home, she systematically plots to destroy everyone who conspired in sending her away. First, she persuades Mario to secretly film her father making love to his mistress; when Brigoli shows his business associates movies of himself on a holy pilgrimage, the sex footage appears on the screen. Next, Licia seduces her brother-in-law, thereby driving her sister Giovanna to suicide. Finally, learning that her father is planning to call on Mario, Licia drugs Mario's champagne, props him up in bed, points a revolver at his face, and ties the trigger to the doorknob; when Brigoli arrives, the gun goes off, killing Mario. Back home, Licia tells her father that she knows he killed Mario but has decided not to inform the police. To make her revenge complete, Licia tells him that she will devote herself to making the rest of his life a living nightmare.

Film Details

Also Known As
Daddy Said the World Was Lovely, Salvare la faccia
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Dec 1970
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Chiara Films Internazionali-Banco Film-Glori Art
Distribution Company
Times Film Corp.
Country
Argentina

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed in Italy and released there in 1969 as Salvare la faccia; running time: 92 min. U. S. prerelease title: Daddy Said the World Was Lovely. Edward Ross is a pseudonym for Rossano Brazzi.

Miscellaneous Notes

color

dialogue English

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