Luigi Bazzoni (Le Orme) directed this outstanding giallo thriller starring Franco Nero as a hard-drinking newspaperman who gets involved in a string of brutal murders.

  1. Luigi Bazzoni

    Director, Screenplay

  2. David McDonald Devine


  3. Mario Fanelli


  4. Mario Di Nardo


Top Billed Cast

  1. Franco Nero

    Franco Nero

    Andrea Bild

  2. Silvia Monti

    Silvia Monti


  3. Wolfgang Preiss

    Wolfgang Preiss

    Police inspector

  4. Edmund Purdom

    Edmund Purdom

    Edouard Vermont

  5. Rossella Falk

    Rossella Falk

    Sophia Bini

Full Cast & Crew

The Fifth Cord
The Fifth Cord


Original Title Giornata nera per l'ariete

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 17, 1971


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -



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