29 July 2014

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1970)
91 min.
Directed by Sergio Martino.
With George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza, Ida Galli, Janine Reynaud, Luigi Pistilli, Tom Felleghy, Annalisa Nardi.
An exciting giallo from genre master Sergio Martino.

After her husband dies in a mysterious airplane explosion, widow Lisa Baumer discovers she's the beneficiary of a large life insurance policy. But when she travels from London to Athens to claim the sum, she finds death at the hands of a black-gloved killer instead!

Who besides Lisa could have known about the policy? Who is the mad killer?

An insurance investigator (Hilton) and a pretty photographer (Strindberg) team up to solve the puzzle.

Energetic and well-paced throughout, good murder sequences punctuate the story. Boasts a nice climax amidst the rocky backdrop of the Greek isles.

Also known as Tail of the Scorpion and simply as Scorpion's Tail. Italian title: La Coda della Scorpione.

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