The Facts of Murder Un maledetto imbroglio 01/27/24


The homicide detective in Pietro Germi’s classic thriller knows the score: “A crime investigation is like when you lift a stone and find worms underneath.” The murder of a beautiful woman coincides with an unsolved burglary, and every inquiry reveals another layer of sordid wrongdoing, criminal and moral. Germi plays the lead as an exemplar of masculine honor. His ensemble cast is remarkable — a young Claudia Cardinale and Nino Castelnuovo, Claudio Gora, Franco Fabrizi and Eleanora Rossi Drago. We need more Euro crime noir from the 1950s!  On Blu-ray from Radiance.