Cry of a Prostitute

Cry of a Prostitute (1974)

Cry of a Prostitute
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The gangster Tony Aniante in the middle of a feud between two mafia families. He manipulates both families into believing he is on their side and are just waiting for the right moment to take the initiative...

Original Title:Quelli che contano
Release Date:April 4, 1974
Genres:Drama, Foreign, Crime
Production Company:Alexandra Internazionale Cinematografica
Production Countries:Italy
Director:Andrea Bianchi
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Plot Keywords:female nudity, revenge, murder, mafia, conspiracy, shootout, mob boss
  • Violent but not overly good Italian gangster film
    August 20, 2011
    Andrea Bianchi the director of the gory zombie film Burial Ground and the sleazy giallo Strip Nude for Your Killer turns his subtle (ha ha) hand to the Italian crime film with Cry of the Prostitute. It's Yojimbo time! The feuding between two warring families in rural Italy has become so fierce that the heat is coming down on the big families in Rome. Henry Silva is a gun for hire sent in to stop the fighting. He does this by playing the two gangsters against each other, offering his services to first one and then the other. Bianchi provides more gore than expected for the genre but none of it is overly convincing: a fake severed head, a band-saw mishap, and a dead child that looks, well, like a mannequin (and the camera lingers over it!). The adorable Barbara Bouchet appears playing a washed up former prostitute who has turned to drink. She wears heavy make-up and looks less than flattering. Nonetheless, I was glad to have her. Silva was fine as well. There isn't much here to praise and technically the film is less assured than many others in the genre. Fans might like it more than I did though.