The Cat O'Nine Tails

The Cat O'Nine Tails

Directed by Dario Argento

In Dario Argento’s fearsome follow-up to THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, a blind man (Karl Malden) and a reporter (James Franciscus) investigate a series of slayings connected to a secret genetic facility. The sleuths quickly narrow it down to nine suspects, including the institute head’s beautiful daughter. But each time they get close to solving the crimes, the killer strikes again. Argento trademarks abound here, including stylized use of color during murder scenes, extreme eyeball closeups, and a Hitchcockian finale on a roof that echoes NORTH BY NORTHWEST. Contains violence and gore.

Two men investigate a series of slayings connected to a secret genetic facility.

Cast: Karl Malden, James Cranciscus, Catherine Spaak

Member Reviews

Not too bad, but not as good as some of Dario’s other films.

EquestriaGoth
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1 week ago

I enjoyed the film perhaps not as much as Argento's other films but nonetheless a worthy film to watch.

DreM
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4 weeks ago

I liked it, but it definitely lacks in too many departments for me to rate it more than a 3/5. The dubbing was pretty dreadful and the story was very slow and have a very anticlimactic ending in my opinion. That being said, I would still recommend watching because it does have its moments

GolgariSwarm
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1 month ago

One of my least favorite early Argento films. Stylishly great but lack a cohesive story line.

neilbo
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2 months ago

Really good, stylishly directed murder mystery. It was a little slow in parts, but it keeps you guessing until the end.

PhilipB
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3 months ago