Diabolik (1968)

Italy, France, 1968
105m
35mm film, “color by Technicolor”, 1.85:1
mono, Italian

An Italian science fiction film directed by Mario Bava.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Mario Bava
© MCMLXVII [1967] Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A. Roma, Marianne Productions S.A. Paris
Produced by: Dino De Laurentiis
Screenplay by: Dino Maiuri, Mario Bava
Screenplay by: Dino Maiuri, Tudor Gates, Brian Degas, Mario Bava [US Version]
Story by: Angela and Luciana Giussani [original fumetti], Dino Maiuri, Adriano Baracco
Director of Photography: Antonio Rinaldi
Film Editor: Romana Fortini
Musical Score: Ennio Morricone
Sound Recorded by: Dino Fronzetti
Costumes: Luciana Marinucci
Make-up: Otello Fava
Hairdresser: Renata Magnanti
Art Director: Flavio Mogherini
The picture was shot in the De Laurentiis Studios, Roma

Cast
John Phillip Law (Diabolik)
Marisa Mell (Eva Kant)
Michel Piccoli (Inspector Ginco)
Adolfo Celi (Ralph Valmont)
Claudio Gora (police chief)
Mario Donen (Sergeant Danek)
Renzo Palmer (Mr Hammond, the new minister)
Caterina Boratto (Lady Clark)
Lucia Modugno (prostitute)
Annie Gorassini (Rose, Valmont’s girlfriend)
Carlo Croccolo (lorry driver)
Lidia Biondi (radio controller at headquarters)
Andrea Bosic (bank manager)
Federico Boido (Joe, Valmont henchman)
Tiberio Mitri (older Valmont henchman)
Isarco Ravaioli (Valmont henchman in blue jacket)
Giorgio Sciolette (Ferrara, coroner)
Terry-Thomas (minister of finance)
Edward Febo Kelleng [Sir Harold Clark, UK finance minister – uncredited]
Giulio Donnini [Doctor Vernier – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

Altin Adam – Turkish title
Danger: Diabolik – Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, Pakistani, US title
Danger: Diabolik! – French, French Belgian title
Diabolik – Greek, Mexican, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish title
Diabolik – mies mustassa Jaguarissa – Finnish television title
Diabolik – Pantertyven i jaguar – Danish title
Diabolik Diabolik Diabolik – Italian advertising title
Diabolik ger ingen nåd – Swedish title
I ekdikisi tou Spaterman – Greek video title
Gefahr: Diabolik! – West German title
Gevaar: Diabolik! – Flemish Belgian, Dutch title
Mies mustassa Jaguarissa – Finnish title
Ougon no me – Japanese title
Perigo: Diabolik – Brazilian title
O Spiderman me ti mavri maska – Greek re-release title

Extracts included in
Joe Dante Remembers Twitch of the Death Nerve (2011)

See also
Arrriva Dorellik (1967)
Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000)
Diabolik (1997)

References

Books
The Haunted World of Mario Bava by Troy Howarth pp.176-189; 340 – illustrated review; credits
Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark by Tim Lucas pp.721-755 – illustrated review, synopsis, production notes, credits
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.86 – credits