The Cat O' Nine Tails
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
The Cat O' Nine Tails (1971, Italy/France/Germany) is a Giallo film directed by Dario Argento.
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- Featured in: Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues From Hell | Dario Argento's World of Horror
- Included in: Giallo Cinema: 20 Classic Spaghetti Slashers
- Released in 1971 | Color
- Running Time: USA:90 min (cut version) | Austria:114 min (Limited Uncut Integral-Version) | West Germany:32 min (Super 8-version in 2 parts) | Spain:110 min | USA:112 min | Argentina:115 min
- Production Co: Labrador Films | Seda Spettacoli | Terra-Filmkunst | Transconta SA
- Distribution Co: Mondial Films (1971) (France) (theatrical) | National General Pictures (1971) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Constantin Film (1971) (West Germany) (theatrical) | Valio-Filmi (1972) (Finland) (theatrical)
- Directed by Dario Argento
- Written by Dario Argento, Luigi Collo, Dardano Sacchetti, Bryan Edgar Wallace
- Starring James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Pier Paolo Capponi.
- Produced by Salvatore Argento
- Original Music by Ennio Morricone
- Cinematography by Erico Menczer
- Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli
- A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
Also Known As
- El Gato de las nueve colas (Argentina / Spain) | Le Chat à neuf queues (France) | Dokuz kuyruklu kedi (Turkey) (Turkish title) | O Gato das Sete Vidas (Portugal) | O Gato de Nove Caudas (Brazil) | O Gatos me tis 9 oures (Greece) | Hiipivä kauhu (Finland) | Kot o dziesieciu ogonach (Poland) | Die Neunschwänzige Katze (Germany) | De Nio heta spåren (Sweden) | Smygande skräck (Finland) (Swedish title)
- It's nine times more suspenseful!
- Caught between the truth and a murderer's hand!