Behind closed doors| RISI | EKBERG | Maratea
"A porte chiuse"
(Behind closed doors)
by Dino RISI , 1960
sort of : Commedy / Dectective story
Behind closed doors - A porte chiuse - plot
In the imaginary Greek town of Domokos, a sensational process is celebrated: Olga Duvovich, a woman of extraordinary beauty, is accused of killing her husband, a fabulously wealthy financier.
Both the defense and the public prosecutor, Xatis, show off the most ingenious and subtle dialectical skills for or against the defendant.
In truth, the evidence is rather conflicting and therefore the President of the court decides an inspection on the island of Maratis, for a supplement of investigations.
In the restful and evocative locality of which the beautiful Olga is practically master, the dramatic tension melts and softens.
The charm of the accused does not fail to act on the small group of strict and reputed representatives of justice, to the point that Xatis falls in love with the widow and, lost his head, decides to escape with her on the Côte d'Azur once the trial was concluded favorably.
To convince him of his innocence, Olga shows a document that nobody has ever suspected of existence. It is a writing in which the deceased, while exonerating his wife for his own death, irrevocably deserates her.
The sheet passes into the hands of the Public Prosecutor (who promises not to reveal the content for Olga not to remain penniless) to return immediately to those of the astute defendant, who is so convinced thanks to the skill of his thief, to have played the opponent, without leaving him a dangerous weapon to dispose of.
Resumed the trial, Olga gets an acquittal and leaves immediately for overseas by mocking the anxious in love.
But a bitter surprise awaits her.
Rummaging in the pockets of the public prosecutor, she has taken possession of an unimportant piece of paper, while the writing of the late husband will serve to vent the scorching disappointment of Xatis, who will without delay disinherit the beautiful deceiver.
"A porte chiuse" - DATA SHEET
duration '100 Format OVERVIEW in B / W
Dino Risi Director
Vana Caruso Assistant Director
ANITA EKBERG OLGA DUBOVITCH
CLAUDIO GORA PRESIDENT OF THE COURT
ETTORE MANNI THE SAILOR
FRED CLARK XATIS, the Attorney General
MARIO SCACCIA MANNING, the innkeeper
GIANNI BONAGURA ATTORNEY AT LAW
ALBERTO TALEGALLI POSEYDON, Head of the Jury
HELENE REMY MARIETTA, the maid
BEATRICE ALTARIBA the bride
AGOSTINO SALVIETTI POLYDETTE, the Registrar of the Court
VITTORIO CAPRIOLI THE COMMISSIONER
CARLO DI MAY
GIAMPIERO LITERATES THE GUARD
LEONARDO PORZIO KINALIS, the groom
MARCELLO COSCIA, DINO DE PALMA, SANDRO CONTINENZA
DINO RISI, FABIO CARPI
Mario Montuori Director of Photography
Piero Umiliani Director of Music
Costumes and Decorations
Pio Angeletti Production Manager
Umberto Santoni Production Manager
Franco Vitrotti Operator
Adriano De Micheli Production Secretary
Franco Recine Production Secretary
Marcello Ceccarelli Make-up artist
Telemaco Tilli Make-up artist
Tersicore Kolosoff script supervisor
MARIO CECCHI GORI for FAIR FILM, RIRE CIN.CA, GENERAL COMPANY CIN.CA