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Il Gatto A Nove Code (1971)
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Il Gatto A Nove Code (1971) The former journalist Franco Arno is a retired blind man the writes crosswords and lives with his orphan niece Lori nearby the Terzi Institute. While walking with Lori on the street, he overhears a strange conversation of two men in a car parked in front of the institute and he asks Lori to watch their faces. In the same night, there is a break in the institute with an attempt of heist. On the next morning, the researcher Dr. Calabresi dies in the train station and the police believe that it was an accident. However, Lori recognizes the picture of the scientist in the newspaper as one of the men in the car. Franco contacts the snoopy reporter Carlo Giordano and asks him to blow up the picture and examine the details. The photographer discovers that Dr. Calabresi was pushed from the platform but he is also killed and the photograph vanishes. After their preliminary investigation, they find that the scientist are researching a revolutionary drug and a genetic experiment of Xyy chromosomes associated to delinquency for the government and they conclude that there are nine leads to be followed: each of the five assistants of the institute (Dr. Calabresi; Dr. Esson; Dr. Mobelli; Dr. Casoni; and the gay Dr. Braun); the stepdaughter of Prof. Fulvio Terzi, Anna Terzi; the fiancee of Dr. Calabresi, Bianca Merusi; the missing photograph; and the robbery of the institute.

Movie Tagline:
It's nine times more suspenseful!

Also Known As:
Cat o' Nine Tails
The Cat o' Nine Tails

Title: Il Gatto A Nove Code
Release Date: May 21, 1971
Runtime: 110 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: Italian
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I

MPAA Rating: PG

Dario Argento

James Franciscus ...Carlo Giordani
Karl Malden ...Franco Arno
Catherine Spaak ...Anna Terzi
Pier Paolo Capponi ...Police Supt. Spini
Horst Frank ...Dr. Braun
Rada Rassimov ...Bianca Merusi
Aldo Reggiani ...Dr. Casoni
Carlo Alighiero ...Dr. Calabresi
Vittorio Congia ...Righetto (cameraman)
Ugo Fangareggi ...Gigi the Loser
Tom Felleghy ...Dr. Esson
Emilio Marchesini ...Dr. Mombelli
Fulvio Mingozzi ...Spimi's man
Corrado Olmi ...Morsella
Pino Patti ...Barber
Umberto Raho ...Manuel's ex-lover
Jacques Stany ...Prof. Manera
Stefano Oppedisano ...Taxi driver
Ada Pometti ...Telephone operator
Walter Pinelli ...
Sascha Helwin ... (as Sacha Helwin)
Marie Louise Sinclair ...Film starlet (as Marie Luise Zetha)
Martial Boschero ...
Cinzia De Carolis ...Lori
Werner Pochath ...Manuel
Tino Carraro ...Prof. Fulvio Terzi
Aristide Caporale ...Smoker in the billiard hall
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...Chief of Police Salmi
Margherita Horowitz ...Lori's babysitter
Giuseppe Marrocco ...Man at table in the Saint Peter's Club

» [more cast members]

Salvatore Argento

Dario Argento
Dario Argento
Luigi Collo
Dardano Sacchetti
Bryan Edgar Wallace

Ennio Morricone

More Movie Taglines:
  • It's nine times more suspenseful!
  • Caught between the truth and a murderer's hand!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Carlo Giordani: Do you know how many people are together right now making love this very second? Anna Terzi: No. Carlo Giordani: 780 on the average. Really. [pause] Carlo Giordani: I don't know if you're aware of it or not, but that was an invitation.
Movie Trivia:
  • Although it's one of his most successful films, this is the least favorite of Dario Argento among his pictures.
  • On one gravestone at the cemetery is written "Di Dario" = "From Dario".
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