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An Angel for Satan (1966)

Un angelo per Satana (original title)
At the end of the 19th century, in a little Italian village by a lake an old statue is recovered. Soon a series of crimes start and the superstitious people of the village believe that the ... See full summary »

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Luigi Emmanuele (story), Antonio Fogazzaro (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Barbara Steele ... Harriet Montebruno / Belinda
Anthony Steffen ... Roberto Merigi
Claudio Gora ... Conte Montebruno
Mario Brega ... Carlo Lionesi
Marina Berti ... Ilda, the Housekeeper (as Maureen Melrose)
Ursula Davis Ursula Davis ... Rita
Vassili Karis Vassili Karis ... Dario, the Teacher (as Vassili Karamesinis)
Aldo Berti ... Vittorio, the Gardener
Betty Delon Betty Delon ... Barbara Lionesi
Antonio Corevi Antonio Corevi ... Guglielmo, the Majordomo
Antonio Acqua Antonio Acqua ... Sergente, the Guardian
Livia Rossetti Livia Rossetti ... Natalia
Halina Zalewska ... Luisa
Giovanna Lenzi Giovanna Lenzi ... Maria
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At the end of the 19th century, in a little Italian village by a lake an old statue is recovered. Soon a series of crimes start and the superstitious people of the village believe that the statue carries an ancient malediction ... Written by davide

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 May 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

An Angel for Satan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Discobolo Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Angel or demon?
22 March 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Perhaps inspired by Mérimée's short story "La Venus D'Ille

and even more by French miniseries "Belphegor" ,"Un Angelo per Satana" is solid horror movie stuff;anyway with Barbara Steele,the most fascinating actress of the genre ,you cannot be wrong.Even when the screenplay is weak,she saves something from the wreckage.

Anyway the screenplay is well-constructed,with two final unexpected twists;the first pictures ,on the lugubrious lake, almost show a Dreyeresque influence .Steele is so subtle an actress you never know whether she is an angel or a demon who causes crimes,drownings,suicides and other horrors;this is a Gothic atmosphere with the De Rigueur events which happened a long time ago and became a curse for the inhabitants of the island .Recommanded for horror buffs.


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