Death Steps in the Dark

Death Steps in the Dark (Italian: Passi di morte perduti nel buio, which translates as Death Steps Lost in the Dark) is a 1977 Italian-Greek giallo film directed by Maurizio Pradeaux.[1][2] Pradeaux directed only one other giallo, the 1973 Death Carries a Cane.

Death Steps in the Dark
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Directed byMaurizio Pradeaux
Written byArpad De Riso
Maurizio Pradeaux
StarringLeonard Mann
Robert Webber
Music byRiz Ortolani
CinematographyAldo Ricci
Edited byEugenio Alabiso
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Running time
95 minutes


An Italian reporter named Luciano (Leonard Mann) is on an express train in Greece when a murder occurs. As the train goes into a darkened tunnel, the murderer takes the opportunity to kill a woman on the train with a letter opener. Since the letter opener belonged to Luciano, the people on the train blame him for the girl's murder. With the aid of his Swedish girlfriend (Vera Kruska) and a criminal he meets along the way, Luciano tries to prove his innocence by solving the mystery and producing the real culprit.


  • Leonard Mann as Luciano Morelli
  • Robert Webber as Inspector
  • Vera Kruska as Ingrid Stelmosson
  • Nino Maimone as Omar Effendi
  • Barbara Seidel as Ida Tuclidis
  • Albertina Capuani
  • Luigi Romano
  • Bartolillo Palma
  • Susy Jennings as Ulla
  • Imelde Marani[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  2. ^ Giancarlo Grossini. Dizionario del cinema giallo. Dedalo, 1985. ISBN 8822045106.
  3. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 35

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