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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Directed by Dario Argento • 1970 • Italy
Starring Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi
In his stunning first film as writer-director, Dario Argento singlehandedly created the giallo genre and instantly emerged as the filmmaker critics worldwide hailed as the “Italian Hitchcock.” Tony Musante and Suzy Kendall star in this stylish, pulse-pounding suspense thriller about an American writer in Rome who witnesses, but is helpless to stop, a brutal assault; the cunning vengeance of a maniac; and the heart-stopping horror that lives—and kills—deep in the dark.