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What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)

La polizia chiede aiuto (original title)
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Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

Director:

Massimo Dallamano

Writers:

Massimo Dallamano (screenplay), Ettore Sanzò (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giovanna Ralli ... Asst. DA Vittoria Stori
Claudio Cassinelli ... Insp. Silvestri
Mario Adorf ... Insp. Valentini
Franco Fabrizi ... Bruno Paglia
Farley Granger ... Mr. Polvesi
Marina Berti ... Mrs. Polvesi
Paolo Turco ... Marcello Tosti
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... DA
Micaela Pignatelli ... Rosa
Ferdinando Murolo Ferdinando Murolo ... Sgt. Giardina
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ... Napoli
Eleonora Morana ... Polvesi's Housemaid
Sherry Buchanan ... Silvia Polvesi (as Cheryl Lee Buchanan)
Roberta Paladini ... Patrizia Valentini
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Reporter
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Storyline

Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

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The screams you hear may be your own! ("The Coed Murders" tagline) See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Have They Done to Your Daughters? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Primex Italiana See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 65029 delivered on 9 August 1974. See more »

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In the scene when Cassinelli and Ralli are looking at a strip of film footage, they repeatedly stop the projector to pause on a singleframe. However, the shadow of the projector planly reveals that it is still rolling. See more »

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Referenced in Amer (2009) See more »

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Massimo Dallamano's second "schoolgirl giallo"
30 July 2009 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This is Massimo Dallamano's very worthy follow-up to his excellent giallo "What Have You Done to Soilange?" and the second in the director's seminal trio of "schoolgirl gialli" that managed to combine the adolescent sexual hijinx of the German "schulmadchen-report" films with a blood-soaked Italian giallo thriller plots, making for a very heady brew indeed. These films anticipated (and perhaps even influenced) the later American teen slasher films with wayward adolescent female protagonists being "punished" for their sins by a mad slasher. But where the young American slasher are guilty only of acting like typical teenagers, their Italian forebears in "Solange?" were involved in swinging sex parties and back-alley abortions, and in both this film and its follow-up ("Red Rings of Fear"), the girls have actually gone pro and started a teen call-girl ring.

This film differs from "Solange?" somewhat, however, in that rather being a straight "giallo", it is also somewhat of a police procedural thriller (complete with a gratuitous motorcycle chase). The protagonists include two veterans of that latter genre--the charismatic Claudio Cassanelli as the lead detective and the great Mario Adorph, normally a psychotic heavy, but here playing against type as a distraught father. The lead though, in a feminist touch, is Giovannas Ralli as a female DA. The police are investigating the apparent suicide of a pregnant schoolgirl from a wealthy family. They connect it a schoolgirl prostitution ring servicing powerful influential men. Meanwhile, a brutal leather-clad, motorcycle-riding killer armed with a meat cleaver goes to almost ridiculously bloody lengths to cover it all up for his wealthy employers. The ending, as befitting the genre, is duly cynical.

The actresses playing the "schoolgirls" in this movie are marginally more believable in their roles than the model-pretty 20-25 year olds that were in "Solange?" (The most recognizable is the lovely Sherry Buchanon, in her first role as the murdered girl). There is, however, much less graphic sex and nudity than in its predecessor, but what there is pretty disturbing in that occurs in very graphic audiotapes the police listen to. But thanks to great editing and cinematography by Dallamano and co.--and one of the best soundtracks of any 70's Italian exploitation film--this is nowhere near as sleazy as it ought to be (especially compared to some of its truly sordid imitators like "The Teenage Prostituion Racket"). Highly recommended.


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