Prolific Italian filmmaker Duccio Tessari (La Morte Risale a Ieri Sera) returned to the giallo field with this first-rate detective thriller which begins with a French co-ed (Carole Andre) repeatedly stabbed in a park during a thunderstorm. The suspicion falls on sportscaster Alessandro Marchi (Giancarlo Sbargia), who is being framed (or so it seems) by his trysting wife (Ida Galli, aka Evelyn Stewart) and lawyer (Gunther M. Stoll). Unfortunately, while Marchi is being railroaded into prison, the murders begin anew, and Marchi is released to face the dead girl's grieving lover (Helmut Berger), whose motives would later be echoed in even better Italian thrillers such as Tenebre.~Robert Firsching
A Butterfly Named Evelyn, a new interview with actress Evelyn Stewart/Ida Galli
Exclusive introduction by Helmut Berger
Gallery of original promotional images
Mad Dog Helmut, a new interview with actor Helmut Berger
Me and Duccio, an interview with Lorella De Luca, actress and wife of director Duccio Tessari
Murder in B-Flat Minor, a new visual essay on the film, it's cast and crew by author Troy Howarth
New audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
If this is considered a giallo, it is a strong second-tier offering. Interesting premise: A man is convicted of murdering a young girl, he claims innocence, his wife and lawyer want him out of the way, and while he's in prison a similar murder occurs. Some good actors in this one. Especially catching my eye is Wolfgang Preiss, who I know from The Longest Day and the Dr. Mabuse movies.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is another example of what a great Giallo is. Arrow, as usual delivers the goods.