... And Suddenly It's Murder! (1964)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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And Suddenly It's Murder! is a regulation Dino De Laurentiis concoction: Big stars, lavish production values, muddleheaded plot. Three Italian couples go on separate vacations to Monte Carlo. When they open their suitcases, a body tumbles out of one of the grips. The rest of the film is a macabre variation of La Ronde, with the body being transferred from room to room and the innocent being implicated along with the guilty. Among the discomfited tourists are Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, and Silvana Mangano. Originally released in Italy in 1959 as Crimen, And Suddenly It's Murder! didn't make it to the States until 1964; some English-language prints bear the title Criminals.

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motel, alibi, coach, corpse, couple, football-player, has-been, holiday, killing, manager, murder, soccer, trip, vacation, violence