Friday, August 22, 2008

Qualcuno l'ha visto uccidere (The Student Connection)

Dr Roger Mell (Ray Milland), a physician and headmaster of a boarding school, is having an affair with the beautiful Sonja (Sylva Koscina), a married woman. He arranges to have the husband murdered, but is mortified to find out that the hitman killed the husband by blowing up a plane on take-off killing 140 people. In a fit of rage, Dr Mell kills the hitman, but realizes that one of the pupils has witnessed the crime. The only question is who...

Rafael Romero Marchent's
Qualcuno l'ha vista uccidere is a slightly different giallo since you know who the killer is from the very beginning. Instead of focusing on finding the killer, we follow Milland as he tries to find and eliminate of the only witness to his crime. A fairly slow-moving giallo, but worth seeing. Milland is good in the lead, the script is by revered giallo director Luciano Ercoli and the soundtrack is by Stelvio Cipriani.

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