|No black gloves. No elevated bodycount. No rubbery red herrings. Just a superb giallo boasting some atmospheric pep, solid cast performances and an overall heartfelt poignancy.
A young woman wearing yellow pyjamas is found brutally murdered, her identity a bewildering question since the killer has completely burned the poor girl's face clean off. Retired police inspector Thompson (Milland) initiates an investigation into the bloody crime...and uncovers a complicated web of tragic loss, love and hopelessness.
Mogherini's assured thriller maintains interest throughout, moving along at a nice clip and buoyed by Ortolani's versatile score. A beautifully done, sad ending.
Also known as The Pyjama Girl Case. Italian: La Ragazza dal pigiama giallo. Worth seeking out.