Verano para Matar, Un (1972, SPA/FRA/ITA) C-99m. ** D: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi. Starring Christopher Mitchum, Karl Malden, Olivia Hussey, Claudine Auger, Gérard Barray, Raf Vallone, Gérard Tichy, Umberto Raho. Rather poor Euro-thriller about baby-faced Mitchum (much too harmless), who witnessed his father's murder when he was a child, now returns to Spain to kill his killers. Included in his revenge plot: The kidnapping of Hussey, daughter of a crime boss. Some action, little suspense. Overall a disappointment despite having a cult reputation - probably because of its English title SUMMERTIME KILLER.

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