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Don Giorgio, a handsome young priest and teacher in a convent, is involved with two lovers: Orchidea and Giulia. When he repents and vows to return to the Church, he is savagely beaten to death. Not long after, Giulia has her throat slashed. Inspector Boito falls in love with and prepared to marry Orchidea, who is also the main suspect. The key to solving the case seems to lie with an inquisitive boy called Ferruccio, who is kept locked up and drugged. He witnessed one of the murders, but will anyone believe his story?

  1. Francesco Mazzei

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Mario Bianchi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Renzo Montagnani

    Renzo Montagnani

    Commissario Franco Boito

  2. Bedy Moratti

    Bedy Moratti

    Orchidea Durantini

  3. Eva Czemerys

    Eva Czemerys

    Giulia Pisani

  4. Salvatore Puntillo

    Salvatore Puntillo


  5. Claudia Gravy

    Claudia Gravy

    Sister Tarquinia

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The Weapon, The Hour, The Motive
The Weapon, The Hour, The Motive


Original Title L'arma, l'ora, il movente

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 23, 1972


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue -



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