Des Frissons sur la Peau (1973)

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Synopsis by Robert Firsching

This engaging erotic mystery was directed by cult filmmaker Jesus Franco using the pseudonym "James P. Johnson" (or "Michel Breuil," depending on the print). Alberto Dalbes plays Gordon, whose wife Emmanuelle (Norma Castel) starts behaving strangely, making him question her sanity. A psychiatrist named Dreville (Jack Taylor) is summoned to cure her, but Emmanuelle disappears and is found dead at the foot of a cliff the following day. An investigation reveals that Emmanuelle was bisexual, and had many lovers, including Dreville and Gordon's sister, Greta (Lina Romay). Dreville is accused of murder, but Greta loves him and begins her own investigation to clear his name. Marie-France Broquet, Pierre Taylou, Ramon Ardid (in a dual role), and Antonio Mayans co-star in this atmospheric funereal romance, told mostly in hazy flashback. Trivia buffs should note that this film was first announced with Yul Brynner and Raquel Welch in the leads, perhaps a bit of wishful thinking by the producers.



bisexuality, death, disappearance, false-accusation, investigation, murder, psychiatry, sister