7 August 2015 | moonspinner55
"That woman is mad, Inspector, very mad..."
American woman, just married in Europe and about to start her honeymoon at the Italian castle belonging to her new husband, awakens to discover she's apparently been abandoned; the sister of the missing spouse calls with a promise that her brother will return, however the man who comes back is an impostor. TV-made mystery, adapted from the play "Piege Pour un Homme Seul", is far-fetched and colorlessly staged but does benefit from a good cast, headed by Janet Leigh and Rossano Brazzi (terrific as the inspector on the case). The locations are visually dull, and the plot developments render much of the film's first half pointless (particularly the budding relationship between the stars). Leigh's exasperation is warranted, however her character as written isn't a convincing creation. Leigh is also not photographed well: her frowzy platinum hair and white outfits bleach out her natural beauty, while her pale skin and heavy mascara make her look like a junior-league Carol Channing.