Review: Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

Believe it or not; The title is even longer in Italian…

dvdcover“YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY”
1972
Giallo
Italy

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli
Distributor: No Shame
Runtime: 92 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“You came to the end you deserved! I’m only sorry you suffered so little!”

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Murders on some pretty girls occur, connected to the author Oliviero and his suppressed wife Irina. The police starts their investigation. Suddenly a distant relative, the sexy Floriana shows up. Greedy as any Italian villain. She sleeps with everybody, manipulate everybody, but is she the killer? That’s the fun with Giallo’s. You never know…

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Obviously based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “black cat story” this Giallo are true to the use of animals as a part of the plot. And the cats name is…”Satan”! Stylish and entertaining genre-movie of its time. The product placement in these 70’s Italian movies are extreme. The movies are drenched in shitty J&B Whiskey. Anyway, if Italian B-Thrillers are your thing I will recommend you to take a dip into this one.

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Fun facts: The title of the movie is taken from a dialogue of a previous Sergio Martino movie; “The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh”.

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