Anne Heywood plays
Eleanor Loraine, a woman who suffers from amnesia after seeing her husband
killed at the hands of assassin Ranko Drasovic. Now, five years later,
Ranko happens to see Eleanor and decides it's best to eliminate her before
she regains her memory and implicates him.
Director Alberto De
Martino enjoyed a 25 year career during Italy's heyday. He first delivered
peplum actioners and then Spaghetti Westerns (DJANGO
SHOOTS FIRST). His first venture into the thriller genre was the
WITH THE COLD EYES. He is probably best known for the blasphemous
and the mystery SHADOWS
IN AN EMPTY ROOM. Mr De Martino died from heart failure at age
85, June 2015.
Anne Heywood is a
British actress who played 'good girl' roles throughout the '50s
and '60s before landing an award- winning starring role in the lesbian
drama The Fox in 1969. She next tackled I
WANT WHAT I WANT but audiences found the theme to too controversial
in 1970. Miss Heywood left the UK for better acting opportunities in Italy.
After a decade of Euro success (i.e. NUNS
OF SAINT ARCHANGEL, RING
OF DARKNESS, et al) she married George Danzig Druke, the
assistant New York Attorney General, and retired from acting. Today Miss
Heywood and her husband live in Beverly Hills California.
Female co-star here
is Ms Willeke Van Ammelrooy, generally considered the European 'Lust
Goddess' throughout the seventies, a position both heightened [and
compromised] by her public, stormy relationship with French filmmaker
Jean-Marie Pallardy. After they made the hardcore (XXX) GUNFIGHT
AT THE OQ CORRAL, a nasty argument erupted in the screening room,
and she stormed off to her Belgium home where she accepted the title role
WITH SUSAN, SANDRA, OLGA & JULIE. Ms Van Ammelrooy - now in
her 70s - is still an active actress, best know to American audiences
as Sandra Bullock's mother in Lake House (2006).
And then there's Telly
Savalas, long before his International fame with the Kojack
television series. This film was made during the period when he basically
played the villain in numerous European features, most notably Eugenio
EXPRESS and Mario Bava's LISA
AND THE DEVIL. The ironically bald Savalas was born Aristotle
Tsavalas and died from bladder cancer in January 1994 age age 72.
Italian film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), Uncut (98
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT;
extras include selected theatrical trailers.
Recommended for Mature Audiences