Deliria (1987)


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Post by Emiliano » 04/12/2022, 22:30

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French title: Bloody Bird
International title: Stagefright
Japanese title: Acquarius

Director

Michele Soavi

Storyline

A group of dancers looking for an opportunity to emerge and a hysterical director seeking popularity, are envolved into a ballet about a murderer. On a rainy evening, the lead dancer Alicia hurts her ankle and goes with the seamstress-on-stage to a hospital. There their sees tied to a bed a famous killer Irving Wallace, arrested and now under control. Upon returning to the theatre, Betty, left alone, is murdered. Unfortunately, her assassin managed to get inside the vast and isolated building.

Cast

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Post by Emiliano » 05/12/2022, 11:22

Credited cast

English print (the film was shot live in English and then dubbed into Italian). In credit order.
Roles in according to the ending titles (not modified).

Deliria (1987) David Brandon.jpg
David Brandon
as Peter

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Barbara Cupisti
Alicia

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Domenico Fiore
(credited as "Don Fiore")
as Police Chief

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Robert Gligorov
as Danny

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Mickey Knox
as Old Cop

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Giovanni Lombardo Radice
as Brett

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Clain Parker
as Irving Wallace

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Loredana Parrella
as Corinne

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Martin Philips
as Mark

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James Sampson
(credited as "James E. R. Sampson")
as Willy

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Ulrike Schwerk
as Betty

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Mary Sellers
as Laurel

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Jo Anne Smith
as Sybil

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Piero Vida
as Ferrari

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Richard Barkeley
as Dr. Porter

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Sheila Goldberg
as Nurse

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Claudio Jurman
(credited as "Claude Jurman")
as Dancer

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Dominique Portier
as Dancer

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Franco Senica
(credited as "Frank Senica")
as Dancer

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Sandi Schultz
(credited as "Sandy Shultz")
Credit only
(she's a mulatto actress that sometimes is credited as Sandy Schultz, like in Notti di paura − 1991 and Buck ai Confini del Cielo − 1991, two films that share part of the cast. In Deliria there's no trace of her, somaybe her sequences were cutted).

Others Dancers
Unidentified, without a role-name.

  • Danny Gordon
  • Mark Parkinson
  • Helen Porter
  • Rackel Roskoff
  • Simone Sadon
  • Albert Schultz
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Post by Emiliano » 05/12/2022, 13:18

Uncredited cast

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The killer behind the mask is played by:
  1. Claudio Lattanzi: for one or only few shots - according to Michele Soavi[1]; for mostly the shots - according to Claudio Lattanzi. From the words of Michele Soavi, the killer is played mostly by Luigi Montefiori[1], but in an interview that I had in December 2022 with Claudio Lattanzi (assistant director), he told me that instead he was always him under the mask.
  2. Giovanni Ukmar (credited as "John Ukmar"), when the killer falls from the platform.[1]
  3. Michele Soavi, when he climbs by holding on to the electric cable.[1]
  4. One of the professional credited dancers in the 1st ballet[2] (excluding Franco Senica and Claudio Jurman).
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Michele Soavi
as Young cop

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Alfonso Giganti
as Reporter

Notes and sources
1. Interview of director Michele Soavi in the featurette Staging the Fright on the Shameless BD (released in 27th December 2021).
2. Interview of actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice in the featurette The Theater of Blood on the Shameless BD (released in 27th December 2021).
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Post by Emiliano » 05/12/2022, 21:17

Unidentified cast #1

The corps de ballet.

The professional dancers are all supposed to be credited, but many names appear to be exoticized/anglicized (like Frank Senica/Franco Senica and Claude Jurman/Claudio Jurman), so finding out who they are belong to is even more difficult.

  • Danny Gordon
  • Mark Parkinson
  • Helen Porter
  • Rackel Roskoff
  • Simone Sadon
  • Albert Schultz
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The last blonde girl (N. 20−23) doesn't have dancing shots. Her part is playing the saxophone imitating Marilyn Monroe. I've seen before, but I can't remember where.
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Post by Emiliano » 05/12/2022, 21:27

Unidentified cast #2

Policemen, nurses, etc.

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Post by mortimer » 06/12/2022, 12:16

20 at centre resembles a bit Antonella Ponziani. But maybe not, if it's the same girl of 21.

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Post by Emiliano » 06/12/2022, 12:58

mortimer wrote:
06/12/2022, 12:16
20 at centre resembles a bit Antonella Ponziani. But maybe not, if it's the same girl of 21.
That's who he reminded me of! Yes, from 20 to 24 it's the same person. Moreover, Antonella Ponziani is a dancer and jazz musician (saxophone). She was curly in those years and with a French nose (point up).
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If we were to assume that she was credited, they could have used at least an initial of the original first or last name, so by assonance the most likely pseudonym is Helen Porter. However, this is only a hypotheses.

Anyway, whoever the "sax actress" was, she was a musician, because she knows how to hold the mouthpiece, blower and how to move her hands on the instrument.
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Post by mortimer » 06/12/2022, 13:23

I see that Antonella is on FB. Maybe someone using it could be try a contact to resolve the doubt.
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Post by Emiliano » 06/12/2022, 13:26

mortimer wrote:
06/12/2022, 13:23
I see that Antonella is on FB. Maybe someone using it could be try a contact to resolve the doubt.
It costs me nothing to try, but from experience I will tell you that they reply once in 100. But... let's try! :)

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Post by mortimer » 07/12/2022, 15:39

Now in profile of pic 23 she looks very AP.

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