It’s been a couple of years now since I published In the Name of the Law, my book about Italian crime films prior to the poliziotteschi trend, but here’s a little bit of content I wrote for it which never made it into the final cut… my top ten Italian crime films made between 1945 and 1969.
Il rossetto, directed by Damiana Damiani, with Pierre Brice, Laura Vivaldi, Bella Darvi, Giorgia Moli, Pietro Germi. Italian, drammatico. (Cinema: Doria). Review from La Stampa
Moving on to some contemporary reviews of films by another of my favourite directors, Damiano Damiani. Here’s one from the Times for Arturo’s Island…
Damiano Damiani has a certain feeling for making glossy thrillers which still retain a vestige of intelligence….
A man hired to commit murder finds himself unable to do the deed in this early crime drama directed by Damiano Damiani