Review: Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

A Giallo that’s not really a Giallo!

blu“SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS” (La Corta Notte Delle Bambole di Vetro)
1971
Giallo/Mystery
Italy

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf
Distributor: 88 Films
Runtime: 97 mins
BLU RAY REGION B

“I can only die once and death isn’t far.”

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The American journalist, Gregory Moore, is found death-like paralyzed and taken for dead. At the morgue we get a look at his mind, while he’s trying to resolve the puzzle why he got there. It’s also a race against time, hoping that someone helps him before he gets six feet under.

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This is more a mystery/crime than a Giallo. And a damn good one as well! It’s got a playful and atmospheric mood, and a complex but intriguing story. This is an intelligent and stylish piece of 70’s Euro-cinema, with a twist of Edgar Allan Poe. Watch it!!!

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