Carrol baker on the loose
Michael P. Dobey | colorado springs | 12/05/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Carrol Baker made some great flicks during the late sixties and seventies
in Italy. Movies like Orgasmo (paranoia) among others but this wasn't one of them. This movie is technically a giallo because it is a thriller.
But it is a movie that is hard to follow in some ways. Incidents like A body appears , and then is gone and there is no reason for it don't make it any easier to follow the story either. But the basic plot involves a woman who steals a diamond and then involves her twin sister
in the plot. A american gang comes after her in order to steal the diamond and the twin sister is vicitmized by the situation. Or is she?
Carrol Baker does a decent job of acting here but the ultra cool George Hilton really puts in a great performance here. Stephan Boyd is not too bad either but none of them can pull this flick above average at best.
The music is pretty cool though and the garish wigs that appear on some of the characters only adds to the general strangeness.
This movie was shot in widescreen and unfortunately it's shown in full screen here. THe print is also not the best but it's watchable. This isn't a hideous movie but its at the bottom rung of the giallo scale of goodness. It takes place in holland though which is unusual for a giallo. And they don't make this a easy film to follow even though the sisters have different hairstyles. If you are into these mystery movies and like me; have to have them all; then I would put this on the buying list but otherwise grab one of the many other easier to follow giallos first.