Release date16 August 1971 WriterEduardo Manzanos Brochero (story), Eduardo Manzanos Brochero (screenplay), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay), Sauro Scavolini (screenplay) ScreenplayErnesto Gastaldi, Sauro Scavolini, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero CastGeorge Hilton (Peter Lynch), Anita Strindberg (Cléo Dupont), Alberto de Mendoza (John Stanley), Ida Galli (Lisa Baumer), Janine Reynaud (Lara Florakis), Luigi Pistilli (Inspector Stavros) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Sea of Love, Jurassic World, Salt, Halloween, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine
Sergio martino the case of the scorpion s tail
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (Italian: La coda dello scorpione / Tail of the Scorpion) is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino, produced by Luciano Martino and co-written by Ernesto Gastaldi and Eduardo Maria Brochero. It starred George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Ida Galli and Janine Reynaud, and the music soundtrack was by Bruno Nicolai.
A widow named Lisa (Ida Galli) inherits a small fortune when her husband dies in a freak jet crash. However, before she can escape to a retreat with her secret lover, the widow is brutally slashed to death and the money stolen. Now an insurance investigator (George Hilton) and his journalist love interest must figure out exactly who is murdering anyone involved with the late widow, and why. A strange gold cufflink holds the key to the mystery.
George Hilton as Peter Lynch
Anita Strindberg as Cléo Dupont
Alberto de Mendoza as John Stanley
Ida Galli as Lisa Baumer
Janine Reynaud as Lara Florakis
Luigi Pistilli as Inspector Stavros
Tom Felleghy as Mr. Brenton
Luis Barboo as Sharif
Lisa Leonardi as Hostess
Tomás Picó as George Barnet
AllMovie called it a "devilishly entertaining giallo thriller".
Adrian Luther Smith wrote "....one of the best of Sergio Martino's impressive batch of thrillers. It has considerable energy, some pleasing exotic locations and is crammed with a great cast of shady characters.....The resulting gory carnage is graphically presented."