Calling All Police Cars / ...a tutte le auto della polizia (1975)

4.0 out of 5

With both the poliziottesco and giallo genres being popular in the 1970s it was inevitable that some would attempt a hybrid of the two genres. This is one such hybrid but is not necessarily the first.

Calling All Police Cars is directed by Mario Caiano who also helmed Napoli spara.

Starring Antonio Sabato and featuring Late Night Trains star Enrico Maria Salerno Calling All Police Cars eschews the high octane end of the Eurocrime genre in favour of the gentler paced yet nevertheless fascinating world of the police procedural.

With it's schoolgirls in peril theme and straightforward giallo final segment this should really appeal to those who enjoyed Massimo Dallamano's What Have They Done to Your Daughters?.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics