One on Top of the Other (1969)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Giallo, Melodrama, Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Spain, France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

Filmed in English, this Italian mystery thriller/melodrama explores the murder of a doctor's wife. The doctor himself (Jean Morel) has long since taken up with a mistress. His wife begged out of engagements as an asthmatic, all the while actually entertaining herself with her part-time job as a stripper. Did the doctor kill her? After all, he took out a large life-insurance policy on his wife. One highlight of this film is the effective use of its San Francisco setting. Another is its gas-chamber sequence, filmed in San Quentin's actual gas chamber.



doctor/nurse, insurance, investigation, killing, love-triangle, mistress, murder, stripper