L'Uccello dalle Piume di Cristallo
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
(Italy/Germany, 1969, 96 minutes)
An American writer in Rome witnesses a murder attempt by a serial killer who has been targeting young women, and finds the killer is now after him and his girlfriend as well. Stylishly handled thriller with slasher elements that heralded the arrival of an influential genre stylist; quite subdued compared to some of his later work.
Titanus Distribuzione presents a Seda Spettacoli/CCC Film co-production. Starring Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno; with Eva Renzi; with the participation of Mario Adorf. Directed and written by Dario Argento; produced by Salvatore Argento; music by Ennio Morricone; director of photography (colour, Cromoscope), Vittorio Storaro; production and costume designer, Dario Micheli; film editor, Franco Fraticelli.