Film #300: DEADLY INHERITANCE aka OMICIDIO PER VOCAZIONE aka L’ASSASSINO HA LE MANI PULITE
Deadly Inheritance aka Omicidio per Vocazione aka L’Assassino ha le Mani Pulite
2.5 out of 5 stars
A late ‘60s Euro who-done-it from Italian Television director, Vittorio Sindoni staring Tom Drake (MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, of all things) and Femi Benussi (HATCHET FOR A HONEYMOON, STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER). In the film, a man dies and leaves a few million dollars to his family. The family… all ne’er-do-wells… begin fighting over the fortune. People start to die and investigation begins. There’s lots European nudity and some pretty bloodless kills, but it’s a pretty tame film, giallo-wise. Luckily, the narrative moves quickly and the audience is never given too much time to consider everything up until the rather not so surprising conclusion. Really, what stands out in the film is the very groovy film score by Stefano Torossi. For giallo and who-done-it fans, mostly… but only those who feel the need to scratch EVERY film off their To Watch lists in EVERY respective genre.