Peur sur la ville (1975)

France, Italy,
90m (UK (with cuts)), 91m (USA), 114m (Germany), 125m (France/Spain)
35mm film, Eastmancolor
stereo, French

A French/Italian horror film directed by Henri Verneuil.

Plot Summary

A serial killer, known only as Minos, is stalking Paris, phoning his female victims before he kills them. He's on a mission to rid the world of “loose women” and is being pursued by Commissaire Letellier.

Credits

Crew
Director: Henri Verneuil
Cerito Films, Mondial Televisione Film
Dialogue: Jean Laborde, Francis Veber, Henri Verneuil
Story: Henri Verneuil
2nd Unit Director of Photography: Wladimir Ivanov
Editors: Pierre Gillette, Henri Lanoë
Music by/Conductor: Ennio Morricone
Sound Mixers: Jacques Maumont, Alex Pront
Costume Designer: Francesco Smalto
Wardrobe: Paulette Breil
Make-up: Charly Koubesserian

Cast
Jean-Paul Belmondo (le commissaire Jean Letellier)
Charles Denner (l'inspecteur Moissac)
Adalberto Maria Merli (Pierre Valdeck/Minos)
Rosy Varte (Germaine Doizon)
Roland Dubillard (le psychologue)
Jean Martin (le commissaire divisionnaire, Sabin)
Catherine Morin (Hélène Grammont)
Germana Carnacina (Pamela Sweet)
Giovanni Cianfriglia (Marcucci)
Henry Djanik (un inspecteur de police)
Louis Samier
Jacques Paoli (lui-même)
Jean-Louis Fortuit
Gilberte Géniat
Philippe Brigaud
Roger Riffard
Jean-François Balmer (Julien Dallas)
Georges Riquier (le préfet)
Jean-Louis Le Goff
Maurice Vallier (l'invité qui se trompe de porte)
Maurice Auzel (un inspecteur)
Henri-Jacques Huet (Cortes, l'amant de Nora)
Jacques Rispal (Cacahuete)
Lea Massari (Nora Elmer)

Alternative Titles

Angst Über der Stadt – West Germany
Fear over the City – USA
The Night Caller – UK
Pánico en la ciudad – Spain
Pelko kaupungin yllä – Finland
Il poliziotto della brigata criminale – Italy
En stad i skräck – Sweden

References

Books

  • Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.315