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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This trend-setting thriller put its director, Dario Argento, on the international map and began a flood of imitative mystery-horror hybrids which dominated Italian genre output in the early 1970s. Tony Musante, best known for the television series Toma, portrays an American who witnesses the murder of a woman at a trendy Rome art gallery. Before long, Musante finds himself targeted by a mysterious killer. Based on a story by Byron Edgar Wallace, Bird and hints at the flamboyance which would become Argento's trademark. This and Argento's subsequent two films Il Gatto a Nove Code and Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio were much less horror-oriented than his later work. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:June 12, 1970

Cast

Tony Musante
as Sam Dalmas
Suzy Kendall
as Julia
Eva Renzi
as Monica
Enrico Maria Salerno
as Morosini
Mario Adorf
as Berto
Renato Romano
as Dover
Carla Mancini
Reggie Nalder
as Assassin
Umberto Raho
as Ranieri
Werner Peters
Fulvio Mingozzi
Dario Argento
as Black jacketed killer

Crew

Dario Argento
Director
Salvatore Argento
Producer
Dario Argento
Screenwriter
Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer
Ennio Morricone
Composer (Music Score)
Franco Fraticelli
Editor
Roberto Pariante
First Assistant Director
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