When a simple robbery at a research institute leads to a series of brutal murders, a blind puzzle maker (KARL MALDEN) and a tenacious reporter (JAMES FRANCISCUS) begin their own investigation of the crimes. With nine different clues to follow, they uncover a shocking web of twisted genetics and dark sexual secrets that will finally lead them to a shattering climax of violence and suspense. Originally released in 1971, THE CAT O' NINE TAILS secured the international reputation of director DARIO ARGENTO as 'The Italian Hitchcock.' This is the definitive version of Argento's masterful second film, now fully remastered from its original camera negative and presented 'completely uncut and uncensored' in widescreen for the first time ever in America.

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The Cat O' Nine Tails (1971)

Horror/Mystery/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 52m

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As the body count increases, will no one escape the sting of the cat o' nine tails

Description

When a simple robbery at a research institute leads to a series of brutal murders, a blind puzzle maker (KARL MALDEN) and a tenacious reporter (JAMES FRANCISCUS) begin their own investigation of the crimes. With nine different clues to follow, they uncover a shocking web of twisted genetics and dark sexual secrets that will finally lead them to a shattering climax of violence and suspense. Originally released in 1971, THE CAT O' NINE TAILS secured the international reputation of director DARIO ARGENTO as 'The Italian Hitchcock.' This is the definitive version of Argento's masterful second film, now fully remastered from its original camera negative and presented 'completely uncut and uncensored' in widescreen for the first time ever in America.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

Italian

Countries

Italy, France, Germany

Production Companies

Seda Spettacoli, Terra-Filmkunst, Labrador Films
Part Of
Cast
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Vittorio Congia

Righetto (cameraman)
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Gennarino Pappagalli

Man in the Terzi's institute (uncredited)
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Tino Carraro

Prof. Fulvio Terzi
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Fulvio Mingozzi

Spimi's man
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Giuseppe Marrocco

Man at table in the Saint Peter's Club (uncredited)
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Pier Paolo Capponi

Police Supt. Spini
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Catherine Spaak

Anna Terzi
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Karl Malden

Franco Arno
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Horst Frank

Dr. Braun
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Rada Rassimov

Bianca Merusi
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Aldo Reggiani

Dr. Casoni
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Ada Pometti

Telephone operator
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Pino Patti

Barber
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Umberto Raho

Manuel's ex-lover
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Werner Pochath

Manuel
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Carlo Alighiero

Dr. Calabresi
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Tom Felleghy

Dr. Esson
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Cinzia De Carolis

Lori
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James Franciscus

Carlo Giordani
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Marie Louise Sinclair

Film starlet (as Marie Luise Zetha)
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Ugo Fangareggi

Gigi the Loser
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Emilio Marchesini

Dr. Mombelli
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Aristide Caporale

Smoker in the billiard hall (uncredited)
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Jacques Stany

Prof. Manera
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Franco Ukmar

Policeman - speaks with Morsella about food (uncredited)
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Aldo Parenti

(uncredited)
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Corrado Olmi

Morsella
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Margherita Horowitz

Lori's babysitter (uncredited)
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Sascha Helwin

(as Sacha Helwin)
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Giovanni Di Benedetto

Chief of Police Salmi (uncredited)
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Stefano Oppedisano

Taxi driver
Crew
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Dario Argento

Director
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Dario Argento

Writer
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Luigi Cozzi

Writer
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Dardano Sacchetti

Writer
Disc Releases
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The Cat o' Nine Tails

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

7/3/2018

$21.99 -$12.96 (37%)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cat O' Nine Tails

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/10/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cat o' Nine Tails

(4K Ultra HD, Box)

7/27/2021

Disc Title Front Cover

Cat o' Nine Tails

(DVD)

2/6/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Cat O' Nine Tails

(DVD)

12/3/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Cat O' Nine Tails

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/1/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cat O' Nine Tails

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

4/1/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cat o' Nine Tails

(4K Ultra HD, Slip Case)

11/23/2021

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cat O' Nine Tails

(Blu-ray, Slip Case)

3/6/2018

Disc Title Front Cover

Cat O' Nine Tails

(DVD)

4/14/2016

Disc Title Front Cover

Cat O' Nine Tails

(DVD)

9/7/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Cat O' Nine Tails

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Cat O' Nine Tails

(DVD)

1/1/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

Cat O'Nine Tails

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/1/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cat O' Nine Tails

(4K Ultra HD, Slip Case)

8/24/2021

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cat O' Nine Tails

(Blu-ray)

5/31/2011

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Cat O' Nine Tails (Miracle Pictures)

(DVD)

6/29/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

The Cat O'Nine Tails

(DVD)

9/25/2007

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