Hills' Final Film is an Effective Thriller
Italian Title: LE CALDE LABBRA DEL CARNEFICE [Hot Lips of the
also known as THE KILLER WORE GLOVES
director: Juan Bosch
starring: Gillian Hills · Silvia Solar · Angel De Pozo · Stelio Candelli
· Carlos Otero
is a Euro made Giallo (Spanish/Italian co-production), shot in London
with most of the cast speaking English. The story begins with a man
getting his throat slashed with a razor blade by an unseen assailant.
His girlfriend, Peggy Foster, becomes concerned for his disappearance
and is drawn to an old abandoned airport in response to a phone call
seemingly from him. However, danger awaits inside the hanger. Once she
arrives, Peggy is ambushed but manages to escape. Things
turn even more mysterious when she returns home to discover that a lodger,
renting the upstairs loft from her, has been murdered. And then it turns out that
he was an impostor when the real tenant shows up.
director Juan Bosch helmed a number of Spaghetti Westerns - usually
under the pseudonym John Wood - and was responsible for what is generally
considered Paul Naschy's worst movie, EXORCISMO
(the one that ends with the Naschy battling a possessed German shepherd).
However, he was a respected cult director who comfortably made films
throughout Europe and Great Britain. He retired in 1982 with the release
of a sex comedy Hooray for Divorce. Mr Bosch died in November
2015 at age 90 from natural causes.
would be the final film for Gillian Hills who quit acting to work with
her husband, a rock-n-roll manager who has handled AC/DC for 25+ years.
Back in the day, she made a name for herself with the controversial
GIRL (1960), followed by appearances in
legendary films Clockwork Orange and Blow-Up [known for
the famous three-way sex scene between herself, Jane Birkin and David
Hemmings which resulted in a flash of pubic hair, making her the first
actress to show genitalia in the movies]. Gillian starred as Aloa the
jungle girl in Eugenio Martin's GOLDEN
GODDESS OF RIO BENI while she also enjoyed a recording career
with the French Barclay Records throughout the '60s.
co-production in English language; widescreen format, uncut (88 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include selected