Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- Why? 2019

- Made in Chinatown 2021

- Ape Canyon 2019

- Ivy 2017

- Goodbye Honey 2020

- Asian Treasure 2020

- Death Has Blue Eyes 1976

- Chance 2019

- Be Good or Be Gone 2020

- Everyday Life, if Directed by... 2021

- Lurking Woods 2015

- Reunion from Hell 2021

- A Ghost Waits 2020

- Crop Circle Realities 2021

- Sensation 2021

- Keep Breathing 2021

- Stealing Chaplin 2020

- Promise 2021

- Tales for the Campfire 3 2020

- Switchblade Sisters 1975

- The Slaughter-house Killer 2020

- Rattlers 2 2021

- Camo vs. Genevieve 2021

- Stale Popcorn and Sticky Floors 2020

- The Beast Beneath 2020

- Brackish 2015

- Shogun's Joy of Torture 1968

- Witness Infection 2021

- Everybody Gets Stabbed 2020

- War Path 2019

- Amber's Descent 2021

- Dolphin Island 2021

- Bloodhound 2020

- Level 3 2020

- Bad Girls 2021

- Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til it Hurts 2020

- The Nurturing 2020

- Confessions of a Haunting... 2021

- Know Fear 2021

- Todd 2021

- The Invisible Man Appears 1949

- Hyde 2019

- Lava 2019

- Snake Dick 2020

- Dead Again 2021

- Inheritance 2021

- The Man with No Pants 2021

- The Old Man Movie 2019

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Gern hab' ich die Frau'n gekillt

Killer's Carnival
Le Carnaval des Barbouzes / Spie contro il Mondo / Karneval der Killer / Spy against the World / Where are you Taking that Woman

Austria/Italy/France 1966
produced by
Karl Spiehs for Intercontinental Film, Metheus Film, Paris Interproductions
directed by Sheldon Reynolds, Alberto Cardone, Robert Lynn
starring Stewart Granger, Pierre Brice, Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Pascale Petit, Margaret Lee, Walter Giller, Johanna Matz, Klaus Kinski, Agnès Spaak, Peter Vogel, Richard Münch, Carmen G.Cervera, Allen Pinson, Herbert Fux, Carla Calò, Fortunato Arena, Pietro Ceccarelli, Luciano Pigozzi (= Alan Collins)
screenplay by Sheldon Reynolds, Rolf Olsen, Ernesto Gastaldi, Vittorio Salerno, music by Claudius Alzner

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


A ladykiiller (Peter Vogel) - in the literal sense of the word - on the run breaks into the house of a professor (Richard Münch) one evening, and to pass the time he tells the professor to tell him three crime stories:

- The first story is set in Vienna and involves a private eye (Stewart Granger) looking for a lady's (Johanna Matz) brother's killer because he believes her in danger, and after a brush-off with a local gangster boss, he finds the killer to be the victim's best friend and finds out the two of them were in drug smuggling. and at the very end, our private eye has the actual killer shot by the gangster boss's gunmen ... only to then find out his employer was never in any real danger at all and the man shadowing her was actually hired by her to make him take her case ... Herbert Fux plays a gunman in this one, Walter Giller plays Stewart Granger's right hand man.

- Top agent Mr Brice (Pierre Brice) comes to Rome to deliver certain all-important documents, but soon enough, he finds himself captured by a gang called the Kitsch Killer Boys, who also want to get their hands on the documents - which against all odds Brice hasn't got on him. Brice eventually manages to escape and take a cute blonde, Linda (Margaret Lee) - who of course will before long turn out to be a spy for the other side - with him, but once he retrieves the documents, they are stolen by the Kitsch Killer Boys ... but unsurprisingly, the documents are encoded, and since only Brice seems to have the key, Linda has to seduce him for better or worse to get the information from him. But Brice, who has long found out her identity, only gives her the information to be led ba her to the dragon's lair, and soon the Killer Kitsch Boys receive a good clobbering while Brice retrieves the documents ... only to in headquarters learn that they were only a decoy and absolutely worthless to friend and foe alike. Still, in headquarters, Brice runs into Linda once more who wants to steal the actual documents ... but he has somehting else in mind.

- Private eye Cassidy (Lex Barker) stumbles upon a case involving 4 bargirls that somehow has to do with the assassination of the Brazilian president ... and to really get to the bottom of the story, Cassidy travels to Rio (during carneval no less) and poses as the president's assassin - however, he almot falls into the hands of the real assassin's employers before he can (just) keep the president from being shot and unmask his private secretary as the man behind the assassination ... Karin Dor and Klaus Kinski are in this story, too, though in rather small roles.

Back in the framing story, the ladykiller all of a sudden turns out to be a police inspector, while the professor turns out to be the actual ladykiller ... and he kills himself before he can be arrested.

 

About this anthology film, one thing is certain more than anything else - it completely lacks direction: while the first story is rather light-hearted crime drama with a bit of humour thrown in (as much one would expect having Stewart Granger in the lead), the second story is an espionage comedy that doesn't shy away from bad slapstick, and the third story is a no-nonsense crime/espionage drama. The framing story of the film meanwhile doesn't make the least effort of holding the three segments together and makes little sense in itself. But considering the main cast of the film, one can't shake the feeling that the producers were not all that interested in making a good crime movie in the first place but were just looking for a way to jump the bandwagon of the success of the then (at least in continental Europe) immensely popular Winnetou series:

With Stewart Granger, Pierre Brice and Lex Barker, all three leads of this film played leads in several Winnetou-movies, and at least special guest star Karin Dor also played supporting roles in several while Klaus Kinski made the role of a secondary villain in Winnetou II (which incidently also starred Brice, Barker and Dor) his own. Why then it was decided to have Granger, Brice and Barker star in seperate segments of the film instead of having them appear together remains at everybody's guess ...

A final verdict ?

A rather mindless crime film, slightly entertaining from a nostalgia point of view ... but by no means good.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Killer's Carnival
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Killer's Carnival here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Killer's Carnival at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD