Roberta (Marilu Tolo) drives home one night when an obviously
murdered girl is pushed in front of her car. She manages to brake just
in time, but when she wants to take a closer look at the corpse, she is
chased off by the killer - whose face she of course can't see.
later the police arrives, detective Rocchi (Glauco Onorato) very much
doubts everything she tesifies - because neither the corpse nor any
traces of the crime can be found. When her husband Guido (Riccardo
Salvino) comes to pick her up, he too thinks she might be a bit off the
However a few days later, Rocchi has Roberta go over the
missing persons files that fit the description of the corpse she
allegedly found - with no results. But something definitely is wrong,
& somebody - the killer - is after her, as Roberta has to conclude
when her house is broken into & she is pushed in front of a car,
that manages to brake just in time though.
But though all the
witnesses of this insist on the fact that she slipped, Rocchi now starts
to believe her & suggests that she locks herself into her own house
- which she does, & her husband comes up with an incredibly stupid
plan to hide himself in order to guard her ... to which she agrees. Then
though she hears her husband being overcome & her house being broken
into ... & she finally faces her adversary - the girl she saw killed
in the beginning of the movie (Altea De Nicola) and her own hubby Guido
- them 2 having bewen lovers for years & wanted to get rid of
Fortunately the police arrives just in time to apprehend the
criminals ... even though Rocchi only came by to show Roberta the
photograph of another missing person that might fit her description ...
camerawork & use of music make this a fine piece of suspense. On the
other hand, the screenplay is something of a mess, it's overly
constructed, makes little sense when it comes to the characters'
motivations, uses the backdoor of coincidence just once too often, &
to top it all off, it gives away Guido as the killer way too soon. Pity,
could have been much better.