The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

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Main Details

  • Released in 1970
  • Color
  • Running Time: 98 min | Finland: 97 min (1972) | Belgium: 108 min (VHS version) | Argentina: 105 min | Germany: 101 min | Netherlands: 92 min | USA: 96 min
  • Production Co: Central Cinema Company Film (CCC) | Glazier | Seda Spettacoli
  • Distribution Co: Universal Marion Corporation (UMC) (1970) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Constantin Film (1970) (West Germany) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Suomi-Filmi (1972) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Dario Argento
  • Written by Dario Argento, Fredric Brown
  • Starring Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi, Umberto Raho, Renato Romano, Mario Adorf
  • Produced by Salvatore Argento, Artur Brauner
  • Original Music by Ennio Morricone
  • Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro
  • Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli

Plot Summary

  • An American expatriate in Rome witnesses an attempted murder that is connected to an ongoing killing spree in the city, and despite himself and his girlfriend being targeted by the killer, he conducts his own investigation.

Also Known As

  • El Pájaro de las plumas de cristal (Argentina / Spain) | Bird with the Glass Feathers | Dödens fågel (Finland) (Swedish title) | Fuglen med krystalfjerpragten (Denmark) | Das Geheimnis der schwarzen Handschuhe (Germany) | Kuoleman lintu (Finland) | Ljudet av kristallfågeln (Sweden) | Ljudet från kristallfågeln (Sweden) | De Messen moorden (Belgium) (video box title) (Flemish title) | L'Oiseau au plumage de cristal (France) | O Pássaro com Plumas de Cristal (Portugal) | O Pássaro das Plumas de Cristal (Brazil) | Paradisfågelns hemlighet (Finland) (Swedish title) | Paratiisilinnun arvoitus (Finland) | Phantom of Terror | As Plumas de Cristal (Brazil) | Point of Terror (USA) (alternative title) | Svarta handsken (Sweden) | The Gallery Murders


  • A stunning portrait in psycho-terror! | All the screaming in the world won't help! | If you think you are being followed home from this movie, keep telling yourself that it's all in your mind.
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