Dagli Archivi Della Polizia Criminale

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on March 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Titel:  Dagli Archivi Della Polizia Criminale 
Production: Italy 1973
Director: Paolo Lombardo
Cast: Edmund Purdom, Cleofe Del Cile, Gordon Mitchell
Run Time: 83min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English


A hipcamp project, enhancing the Italian DVD release with English subtitles.

Mediocre poliziottesco, with Eurospy overtones about the attempt to smash a drug ring in Tunisia (admittedly, an atypical setting for the genre). Amusingly, one of the two criminal factions involved is led by a cigar-chomping heavy-set man called Maltese Joe (even if he speaks with a heavy Sicilian accent!) – the other by a paraplegic sporting slick attire, shades and the coolest of demeanors (hilariously instructing his underlings at one point to elevate him off his wheelchair). The hero, then, is an Edmund Purdom past his prime – his womanizing antics (in a feeble attempt to link the film with the concurrent James Bond spy sagas) often getting in the way of his job. In fact, most of the action is entrusted to a couple of relics from the peplum era – namely Alan Steel (who has a fixed expression throughout, and the sight of him behind a desk with coat and tie was also quite funny!) and Gordon Mitchell (who actually turns up in only one scene before being killed, for no specific reason).


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