The Cat O' Nine Tails
DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
CAST: CATHERINE SPAAK, PIER PAOLO CAPPONI, KARL MALDEN, JAMES FRANCISCUS
Karl Malden’s blind ex-journalist, now working as a crossword puzzle maker, catches a whiff of a mystery from an overheard conversation outside a lab for genetic experimentation, and after learning of a subsequent, possibly connected murder, teams with newspaperman James Franciscus to get to the bottom of things, risking life and limb to together chase nine separate leads that reveal a conspiracy involving government investment in a chemical cure for juvenile delinquency. Elegant, hugely eccentric, and a double-shot of pure 180-proof Argento.
The Cat O' Nine Tails is screening as part of the Dario Argento series.
Screening in Italian with English subtitles.