Tuo Vizio è una Stanza Chiusa e Solo Io Ne Ho la Chiave, Il (1972, ITA) C-97m. ** D: Sergio Martino. Starring Luigi Pistilli, Anita Strindberg, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, Franco Nebbia, Riccardo Salvina, Daniela Giordano, Carla Mancini, Bruno Boschetti. Martino's fourth giallo is mediocre mystery thriller about troubled writer Pistilli, who lives in a crumbling mansion with his neurotic wife Strindberg, who seems to be haunted by her husband's black cat. Then their black maid is murdered. Did Pistilli do it? Relatively thick plot, based on Edgar Allen Poe's The Black Cat leaves hardly any room for suspense. The performances are quite good, as is the score by Bruno Nicolai. English titles: YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY, GENTLY BEFORE SHE DIES, EYE OF THE BLACK CAT, and EXCITE ME.

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