This film differs from other gialli because the body count is really low and the cinematography is is rather monotonous. Overall, it a professionally done production. Who was this once-beautiful girl found clad only in yellow pyjamas? Although Ray Milland looks even older than his 71 years, rather than sleepwalking through the role, he makes his character very enjoyable to watch and tends to steal scenes. The Pyjama Girl Case lacks the stylish look of most Gialli. Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach, and a retired inspector makes inquiries; also, Linda, a waitress and ferry attendant, has several lovers and marries one, but continues seeing the others. Not really a Giallo, perhaps ultimately not very well done, but a worthy script that probably deserves better.
The repetitiveness too didn't help either. It's not perfect but give this one a chance to surprise. The police must first find who the woman is before finding who killed her. Moreover, Dalila Di Lazzaro contributes a powerfully moving portrayal of the forlorn Glenda Blythe, whose dismal inability to hook up with the right men who will make her happy in life begets heartbreakingly traffic results. The scene is slow and relentless as tears fill her eyes and a fat, sweaty man rolls on top of her as his teenage nephew watches.
Director Flavio Mogherini makes the most out of the impeccable location cinematography. For one thing, this is based on a true story, and even though a healthy number of liberties have been taken in this presentation, it's still much more grounded in reality than is typical of the giallo sub-genre. But boy, was it boring. The film often focuses on issues like prostitution and loneliness in a socially dramatic way that is completely alien to the more straight-ahead thriller approach of the giallo. The plot is split into two halves; first of all we've got the investigation into said murder, and this is backed up by a story told in flashbacks of the murdered girl's life up until it ended. The Pyjama Girl Mystery 1st ed.
With her marriage to Antonio on the rocks, Glenda decides to run away. It soon became apparent that the body was of a petite woman in her twenties, but her identity could not be established. Riz Ortolani's pulsating score does the funky-throbbing trick. To conclude, students take part in a recreation in the museum's courtroom of the 1944 murder trial of Antonio Agostini. The reason for this is because, unless I was seriously missing a trick, the flash-back scenes in this film are never actually sign-posted as such. Glenda is having an affair with married Professor Henry Douglas Mel Ferrer.
Meanwhile, like a bloodhound sniffing for clues, Thompson uses his old-school methods of following leads through little bits of evidence. Michele Placido is impressive as the Italian immigrant waiter who is a major player in the parallel story, and Mel Ferrer is his usual suave self as a Professor who is having an affair with Placido's wife, who is played by the lovely Dalila Di Lazzaro. Party girl who fell for the handsome Italian Linda Platt was born at Forest Hill, London, in 1905 and had run a small business in Bromley in Kent with her sister. Suddenly, everything fell into place and it seems that this films' directional technique was employed years later by directors like Tarintino and Ritchie. Speaking of Howarth and no pun intended, considering this is about dialogue , he seems to discount the idea that this film or any Italian film was actually filmed silently and then completely post-looped. To play the downloadable video, you need , , or similar.
The girl's story is a tragic one. Thanks to the generosity of the rights holders, we are able to offer The 'Pyjama Girl' from the newsreel Australia Today — The 'Pyjama Girl' Murder Case as a high quality video download. However, New South Wales police satisfied themselves that neither of the missing women was the Pyjama Girl and she remained unidentified. She was dead from a bullet wound to the head and the killer had tried to burn the body. It didn't always completely involve this viewer; the melodrama in Glendas' story just wasn't as interesting as the murder investigation portions of the picture. The Girl in the Yellow Pyjamas is an oddball entry in the Giallo cycle as it veers away from so many of the key elements of the style.
The arrest of Agostini was a sensation, as it meant that the Pyjama Girl had been identified. Why would the authorities put her nude body on public display? There are occasional variations in grain structure, with some fairly coarse looking moments in some of the darker material, but there are no actual compression issues of note. But modern police methods, access to court files and new technology suggest the case was never solved in a way in which the evidence fitted the circumstances. Then there is the totally god awful music from Riz Ortalani. Who was this once-beautiful girl found clad only in yellow pajamas? This is one of those unusual films that doesn't seem that good at the time but only once the final parts of the puzzle click into place is it apparent that there might have been more to it than at first met the eye.
He refuses to listen to Thompson's logical reasoning, and he tries his best to find a scapegoat as quickly as he can. Ray Milland stars as a retired detective who spends time most of his time in his greenhouse is this an allusion to the Columbo episode where Milland was into gardening? A post-mortem revealed that she had been shot below the right eye, but the cause of death was probably eight blows to her face. However, don't expect the level of sex and violence you're usually provided in such films. The identification came just as public confidence in the New South Wales Police Force began to wane at their failure to catch the decade's most prolific killer. As a teenager, Platt worked at a confectionery store in before travelling to at the age of 19 after what was rumoured to be a broken romance.
He served 3 years 9 months and was then deported to Italy. The film's direction is strong, thanks to Flavio Mogherini, and the handling of an atypical setting Australia in this case is pulled off well. The palette is also slightly variable, tending toward slightly ruddy or pink tones at times that can make flesh tones look a little flushed. How the latter scenes fit in doesn't become clear or didn't for me until fairly far into the movie. A quick note; during the opening proceedings it's labelled that the actual story is supposedly based on true facts with the names of those involved changed. Like in the movie, her body was preserved and displayed for onlookers. The movie is based on an unsolved actual case that took place there.
Thompson, a retired homicide detective living in Sydney who is coaxed back into the game when the body of a young woman--shot, battered and burnt beyond recognition--is found in a wrecked car on a beach. The film then segues to curmudgeonly elder Timpson Ray Milland , who is tending to some gorgeous flowers in his greenhouse. The original 35mm camera negative was scanned in 2K resolution on a pin-registered Arriscan. Dalila Di Lazzaro, then, makes for a luscious but reasonably credible heroine. The victim's head was wrapped in a towel.