Director: Umberto Lenzi
Running Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Genre: Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Theater Release: Feb 24, 1972
DVD Release: Jan 27, 2004
This uneven thriller directed by Umberto Lenzi was the final Rialto Film Company adaptation of an Edgar Wallace mystery (The Puzzle of the Silver Half-Moons), as tastes were changing and the German "krimi" genre was dying in favor of the sexier, bloodier Italian "giallo." In this awkward German-Italian co-production, Lenzi straddles the two genres with confused results. The story concerns a young man named Mario (Antonio Sabato), whose pretty wife Julia (Uschi Glass) narrowly escapes being the