Blonde Köder für den Mörder (1969, GER/ITA) C-94m. * D: Harald Philipp. Starring Dean Reed, Fabio Testi, Ini Assmann, Leon Askin, Werner Peters, Nadja Tiller, Anita Ekberg, Adolfo Celi, Riccardo Garrone, Mario Brega, Hélène Chanel, Femi Benussi, Tom Felleghy, Teodoro Corrà. In an Italian holiday resort young Testi is a real lady 'killer'. He is protected by his sister Tiller, but there's a witness to the latest crime. Pretty harmless mystery, closer in spirit to the KOMMISSAR X movies than the Italian giallo, it's too tame and rather uninteresting. Big-name cast given nothing to do, with static TV-style direction making things even worse. Score by Piero Umiliani. English titles: DEATH KNOCKS TWICE, THE BLONDE CONNECTION.

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