Wake Up and Kill (1966)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Robert Firsching

Dashing Austrian actor Robert Hoffmann stars as Luciano Luthring, a small-time hood who rises quickly to to the ranks of ruthless professional criminal, only to be betrayed by his beautiful moll (Lisa Gastoni). This fact-based crime thriller, directed by veteran Carlo Lizzani, also contains a fine supporting performance by Gian Maria Volonte as the cunning inspector who psychologically manipulates Gastoni into turning on her lover by playing on her guilty conscience.

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capture, criminal, dare, escape, frame-up, Italy, journalism, killing, mastermind, mistake, newspaper, police, press, reputation, robbery, sensationalism, wife