Alberto De Martino
| 6/10 |
| 1973 (1973)|
Adriano Bolzoni (screenplay), Adriano Bolzoni (story), Alberto De Martino (screenplay), Alberto De Martino (story), Vincenzo Flamini (screenplay), Vincenzo Flamini (story), Leonardo Martin (screenplay), Leonardo Martin (story)
Counselor at Crime Wikipedia
Counselor at Crime (Italian: Il consigliori, also known as The Counsellor) is an Italian-Spanish crime film directed by Alberto De Martino.
Tomas Milian: Thomas Accardo
Martin Balsam: Don Antonio Macaluso
Francisco Rabal: Vincent Garofalo
Dagmar Lassander: Laura Murchison
Perla Cristal: Dorothy
Carlo Tamberlani: Don Michele Villabate
Manuel Zarzo: Dorsiello
John Anderson: Don Vito Albanese
Sacheen Littlefeather: Maggie
George Rigaud: Priest
Eduardo Fajardo: Calogero Vezza
Nello Pazzafini: Killer in Polizzi Generosa
Counselor at Crime was filmed at Cinecitta in Rome, Estudios Cinematograficos in Madrid and on location in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Palermo and Sicily.
The cinematography was done by Joe D'Amato and credited as Aristide Massaccesi. Director Alberto de Martino spoke positively on working with D'Amato, stating that he "didn't talk nonsense, he knew how to do his job, and he was quick. It took him a couple of seconds to understand how to light a scene. And whenever he was in trouble with the lighting, he would take the camera in his own hands"
De Martino admitted to having trouble during the screenwriting of the film, stating that he initially wrote the script with his collaborators. They later hired Leonardo Martin to write another part and when they gave the script to producer Edmondo Amati, he stated that it was alright but wanted the dialogue o be revised by his friend Michael Gazzo. A month later, Gazzo sent him a script that was entirely re-written.
De Martino also spoke about Dagmar Lassander, stating that he "cast her in Rome a couple of months before shooting started. She'd just had a baby and I told her she had to lose weight. She said 'Of course, one month's a long time!". When arriving in Albuquerque, she had not lost the weight and De Martino kept her in the film as he would not be able to find a replacement.
Counselor at Crime was released in Italy on August 30, 1973 where it was distributed by Fida Cinematografica. The film grossed a total of 685,486,000 Italian lire in Italy.
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