The Cat o' Nine Tails

The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

Caught between the truth and a murderer's hand!

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
  • Release Date: 1971-02-12
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 391 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: Italiano
  • Production Company: Labrador Films
  • Production Country: Germany, France, Italy
  • Director: Dario Argento
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A reporter and a blind, retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.

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  • James Franciscus

    as Carlo Giordani
  • Karl Malden

    as Franco Arnò
  • Catherine Spaak

    as Anna Terzi
  • Pier Paolo Capponi

    as Police Supt. Spini
  • Horst Frank

    as Dr. Braun
  • Rada Rassimov

    as Bianca Merusi
  • Aldo Reggiani

    as Dr. Casoni
  • Carlo Alighiero

    as Dr. Calabresi
  • Vittorio Congia

    as Righetto (cameraman)
  • Ugo Fangareggi

    as Gigi the Loser
  • Tom Felleghy

    as Dr. Esson
  • Emilio Marchesini

    as Dr. Mombelli
  • Fulvio Mingozzi

    as Spimi's man
  • Corrado Olmi

    as Morsella
  • Pino Patti

    as Barber
  • Umberto Raho

    as Manuel's ex-lover
  • Jacques Stany

    as Prof. Manera
  • Stefano Oppedisano

    as Taxi driver
  • Ada Pometti

    as Telephone operator
  • Walter Pinelli

  • Sascha Helwin

  • Marie Louise Sinclair

    as Film starlet
  • Martial Boschero

  • Cinzia De Carolis

    as Lori
  • Werner Pochath

    as Manuel
  • Tino Carraro

    as Prof. Fulvio Terzi
  • Ettore Arena

    as Billiard Player (uncredited)
  • Aristide Caporale

    as Smoker in the Billiard Hall (uncredited)
  • Giovanni Di Benedetto

    as Chief of Police Salmi (uncredited)
  • Margherita Horowitz

    as Lori's Babysitter (uncredited)
  • Giuseppe Marrocco

    as Man at Table in the Saint Peter's Club (uncredited)
  • Gennarino Pappagalli

    as Man in the Terzi's Institute (uncredited)
  • Aldo Parenti

    as (uncredited)
  • Franco Ukmar

    as Policeman - Speaks with Morsella About Food (uncredited)
Writing Dario Argento Story
Directing Dario Argento Director
Writing Dario Argento Screenplay
Writing Dardano Sacchetti Story
Production Salvatore Argento Producer
Camera Erico Menczer Director of Photography
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Lighting Roberto Bertozzi Electrician
Costume & Make-Up Maura Turchi Hairstylist
Sound Massimo Anzellotti Sound Effects Editor
Production Angelo Iacono Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Carlo Leva Costume Design
Camera Maurizio La Monica Second Assistant Camera
Writing Luigi Cozzi Story
Costume & Make-Up Vincenzo Marchetti Assistant Makeup Artist
Art Romeo Costantini Assistant Set Decoration
Art Franco Pedacchia Assistant Production Design
Sound Romano Pampaloni Sound Recordist
Art Carlo Leva Production Design
Lighting Rodolfo Flibotti Gaffer
Camera Giuseppe Gabrielli Grip
Costume & Make-Up Luca Sabatelli Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Pierantonio Mecacci Makeup Artist
Writing Bryan Edgar Wallace Screenplay
Camera Roberto Brega Camera Operator
Camera Arturo de Castelterlango First Assistant Camera
Art Lamberto Verdenelli Property Master
Directing Roberto Pariante Assistant Director
Sound Eugenio Fiori Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Giuseppe Ferranti Makeup Artist
Sound Mario Ronchetti Sound
Camera Firmino Palmieri Still Photographer
Camera Renato Mascagno First Assistant Camera
Camera Ettore Migalizzi Grip
Sound Bruno Nicolai Conductor
Production Roberta Leoni Production Secretary
Camera Maurizio Migalizzi Key Grip
Editing Cesarina Casini First Assistant Editor
Art Luciano Vittori Title Designer
Editing Sergio Fraticelli Assistant Editor
Camera Giovanni Migalizzi Grip
Production Carlo Du Bois Administration
Lighting Alberico Loreti Best Boy Electric
Lighting Francesco Rachini Electrician
Lighting Carlo Vinciguerra Electrician
Sound Luciano Anzellotti Sound Effects
Editing Franco Fraticelli Editor
Production Giuseppe Mangogna Production Manager
Visual Effects Luciano Vittori Visual Effects