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Directed by Mario Sequi (1974)
This version is presented in Letterbox with Italian Spoken Audio (None Subtitled). This print is offered as a 1 Disc Item, filmed in Color with a video running time of 1 hr 29 mins.
Disc Format: NTSC Region 0 DVD-R, playable within North America and compatible territories.
Print Quality: This print has been given a Sound and Picture Quality rating of 6/10 overall.
Also known as The Silkworm / Il baco da seta
Starring Nadja Tiller, George Hilton, Riccardo Garrone, Guy Madison, Evi Marandi, Evi Rig...
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Very rare Italian giallo directed by Mario Sequi. A complex thriller with a top notch cast which includes Guy Madison and Evi Marandi. Only ever available in Italian language. The print is not the best quality, but again, the only way to view this rarity.
This is something of a forgotten title in George Hilton's filmography. Apparently started in 1968 - with the shooting title Esmeralda and starring Hilton alongside Robert Taylor and Nadja Tiller - it wasn't actually released until 1974. By this time the title had changed and Taylor, who died of lung cancer in mid-69, was understandably no longer attached to the project. Whether it was uncompleted, or simply lay on the shelf for the intervening years, is unknown. Whatever the case, it helps to explain the presence of Guy Madison (in a seemingly late European role) and the two Evi's, Marandi and Rigano, who had popped up regularly in the sixties but disappeared with the end of the decade. Even when it eventually emerged onto the screens it received little in the way of distribution, and although there was an International version (as The Silkworm, a direct translation of its equally inexplicable Italian release title), this would appear to be lost at this time.
Esmeralda (Nadja Tiller), is obviously a temperamental lady. Before the credits have rolled she is shown harassing an ex-lover, Didier (George Hilton), who is busily in an embrace with a scantily clad lady-friend. A French singer living beside the Italian coastline, she has a taste for younger men, and makes a habit of picking up Lotharios in local nightclubs (her preferred choice obviously being those with the most appalling dance technique). This proves to be unwise when her latest conquest, a student and gigolo called Costas Mikeilis (Carlos de Castro), seemingly pilfers her valuable stash of jewelry. However, could it be that someone is using him as a convenient scapegoat; he's nowhere to be found, and the only clue as to his whereabouts is a jumper with a bullet-hole in its back?