Lisa e il diavolo (1973)

Italy, Spain, West Germany, 1973
95m
35mm film, “color by Technicolor”, 1.85:1
mono, Italian

An Italian/Spanish/West German horror film directed by Mario Bava.

Plot Summary

Tourist Lisa becomes lost in an unfamilar city and seeks shelter in an old mansion where she falls prey to the sinister housekeeper Leandro.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Director: Mario Bava
Alfred Leone [real name: Alfredo Leone] presents. A Leone International film
Produced by: Alfred Leone [real name: Alfredo Leone] [English language prints]
Produced by: Jose G. Maesso [Spanish prints]
Production Managers: Faustino Ocaña [not credited on English language prints], Fausto Lupi
Stage Manager: Franz Achter
Assistant Director: Lamberto Bava
Script Supervisor: Patrizia Zulini
Story and Screenplay: Robert Natale, Giorgio Monlini, Mario Bava
Screenplay by: Mario Bava, Alfred Leone [real name: Alfredo Leone] [English language prints]
Story and Screenplay: Robert Natale, Giorgio Monlini, Mario Bava, Leonardo Martin, Jose G. Maesso [Spanish prints]
Director of Photography: Cecilio Paniagua
2nd Cameraman: Emilio Varriano
Assistant Cameraman: Gianni Modica *
Camera Assistant: Alberto Paniagua
Stills: Franco Bellomo
Film Stock: Eastmancolor Kodak
Film Editor: Carlo Reali
Spanish Version Editor: Angel Serrano
Laboratories: Fotofilm Madrid S.A., Technicolor, Roma
Music by: Carlo Savina
Music: Joaquin Rodrigo [Spanish prints]
Sound Recordist: Jesus Peña [Spanish prints]
Sound Re-recording: Fono Roma
Spanish Dubbing: Exa, S.A., Madrid
Seamstress: Manolita Iglesias
Wardrobe: Peris Hermanos
Make-up: Franco Freda
Assistant Make-up: Luis Criado
Hair Dresser: Gisa Favella
Special Effects: Franco Tocci; Baquero-Molina [Spanish prints]
Art Director: Nedo Azzini
Set Decorator: Rafael Ferri
Props: Mateos-Mengibar-Luna
Construction: Michelena
Production Assistant: Luis Ocaña
Studio: Elios Films s.r.l, Roma

Cast
Telly Savalas (Leandro)
Elke Sommer (Lisa Reiner/Elena)
Silva Koscina [real name: Sylva Koscina.[/mfn] (Sophie Lehar)
Alessio Orano (Maximillian)
Gabriele Tinti (the chauffeur)
Kathy Leone (the tourist)
Eduardo Fajardo (Francis Lehar)
Franz von Treuberg (Leandro’s associate)
Espartaco Santoni (Carlos)
Alida Valli (the countess)

Alternative Titles

Besatt av djevelen – Norway
El diablo se lleva los muertos – Spain
Il diavolo e i morti – working title
Før natten er omme… – Norway (video)
Lisa & o Satanas I – Greek (video)
Lisa and the Devil – USA
Lisa e o Diabo – Brazil
Lisa és az ördög – Hungary
Lisa et le diable – France (television)
Lisa och djävulen – Sweden
Lisa und der Teufel – Germany (DVD)
Lisa y el diablo – Argentina
Paholaisen kourissa – Finland (video)

Extracts included in
The House of Exorcism (1975)

See also
100 Years of Horror: Demons (1996)
100 Years of Horror: Maniacs (1996)
L’esorcismo di Lisa (2004)
Et mourir de plaisir (1960)
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Urban Gothic (2002)

References

Books

  • The Haunted World of Mario Bava by Troy Howarth pp.272-281; 343-344 – illustrated review; credits
  • Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark by Tim Lucas pp.895-923 – illustrated review, synopsis, production notes, credits