Synopsis by Hal Erickson
There's a dash of patriotism in the morbidly titled Italian costume drama Il Bacio di Una Morta (Kiss of a Dead Woman). The story is set in the mid-19th century, when Italy finally managed to purge itself of its Austrian tormentors. The historical events dovetail nicely into the fictional plotline, involving an arranged marriage between a young aristocrat (Peter Trent) and an industrialist's daughter (Virginia Belmont). Both husband and wife are in love with others, but they're forced to go through with the wedding. The climactic routing of the Austrian army serves to solve practically everyone's problems--with one unfortunate exception. Filmed on location in Milan, Il Bacio di Una Morta boasted some of the biggest battles scenes ever staged in a late-1940s Italian picture.
killing, fairy-tale-romance, investigation, love-triangle, murder, death