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4 Flies On Grey Velvet (1971)
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4 Flies On Grey Velvet (1971) Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He runs away, but he understands his troubles have just begun when the following day he receives an envelope with photos of him killing the man. Someone is killing all his friends and trying to frame him for the murders...

Movie Tagline:
When the flies start to crawl, so will your flesh...

Also Known As:
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
4 mosche di velluto grigio
Four mosche di velluto grigio

Title: 4 Flies On Grey Velvet
Release Date: August 04, 1972
Runtime: 104 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: Italian
Country: Italy, France
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With 0-9

MPAA Rating: PG

Dario Argento

Michael Brandon ...Roberto Tobias
Mimsy Farmer ...Nina Tobias
Jean Pierre Marielle ...Gianni Arrosio
Bud Spencer ...Godfrey 'God'
Aldo Bufi Landi ...Pathologist
Calisto Calisti ...Carlo Marosi
Marisa Fabbri ...Amelia, the maid
Oreste Lionello ...The Professor
Fabrizio Moroni ...Mirko
Corrado Olmi ...Porter
Stefano Satta Flores ...Andrea
Laura Troschel ...Maria (as Costanza Spada)
Francine Racette ...Dalia
Dante Cleri ...Coffin Salesman
Guerrino Crivello ...Rambaldi, the neighbor
Gildo Di Marco ...Postman
Tom Felleghy ...Police Commissioner Pini
Leopoldo Migliori ...Musician
Fulvio Mingozzi ...Music Studio Manager
Stefano Oppedisano ...
Pino Patti ...2nd Funeral Exhibition Attendant
Ada Pometti ...Lady on street
Jacques Stany ...Psychiatrist
Shirley Corrigan ...Girl at Party
Luigi Cozzi ...Extra in subway / masked killer in theater
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...Funeral Exhibition Visitor
Sandro Dori ...1st Funeral Exhibition Attendant
Renzo Marignano ...2nd Funeral Exhibition Attendant
Diego Morreale ...Extra in subway / passerby in front of Roberto's...

Salvatore Argento

Dario Argento
Dario Argento
Luigi Cozzi
Mario Foglietti

Ennio Morricone

More Movie Taglines:
  • When the flies start to crawl, so will your flesh...
  • If you dare to see it alone, make sure someone escorts you home.
Movie Trivia:
  • Some of the earlier cast considerations for the main role of Roberto Tobias were Terence Stamp, Michael York, Tom Courtenay, James Taylor and Ringo Starr.
  • Deep Purple was originally considered for the soundtrack.
  • Argento didn't want to use the "image caught in the retina" plot device since it was too fantastic for the giallo genre. But once Carlo Rimbaldi showed him how the effect would look like in the finished film, he soon changed his mind.
  • This was originally intended to be Argento's swan song to the giallo genre. This would later change once Five Days of Milan did poorly at the box-office.
  • It was Jean-Pierre Marielle's own idea to make his character gay.
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