Four Flies on Grey Velvet

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1971
  • Color
  • Running Time: 104 min.
  • Production Co: Marianne Productions | Seda Spettacoli | Universal Productions France
  • Distribution Co: Paramount Pictures (USA) | Cinéma International Corporation (CIC) (Luxembourg) | Cinema International Corporation (CIC) (Finland) | Cinema Internazional Corporation (CIC) (Germany)
  • Directed by Dario Argento
  • Written by Dario Argento (screenplay and story), Luigi Cozzi, and Mario Foglietti
  • Starring Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle
  • Produced by Salvatore Argento
  • Original Music by Ennio Morricone
  • Cinematography by Franco Di Giacomo
  • Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot

Plot Summary

  • A musician is stalked by an unknown homicidal maniac, who blackmails him for the accidental killing of another stalker.

Also Known As

  • 4 mosche di velluto grigio (Italy)
  • 4 Flies on Grey Velvet (USA) (alternative spelling)
  • 4 mouches de velours gris (France)
  • Cuatro moscas de terciopelo gris (Argentina)
  • Djävulska fällan, Den (Sweden)
  • Four Patches of Grey Velvet (undefined)
  • Fyra flugor på grå sammet (Finland) (Swedish title)
  • Fyra flugor på grått sammet (Sweden)
  • Neljä kärpästä harmaalla sametilla (Finland)
  • Quatre mouches de velours gris (France) (alternative spelling)
  • Quatro Moscas no Veludo Cinza (Brazil)
  • Quattro mosche di velluto grigio (Italy) (alternative spelling
  • The Four Velvet Flies (International) (English title)
  • Vier Fliegen auf grauem Samt (West Germany)


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