Schreie in der Nacht
Screams in the Night
The Unnaturals - Contronatura (Italy)
THE UNNATURALS (original title CONTRONATURA)
We are pleased to release the complete edition CD of the OST by Carlo Savina for the movie "The Unnaturals".
Carlo Savina (August 2, 1919, Turin- June 23, 2002, Rome) is an epic name in worldwide film music. He is a prolific composer as well as a conductor for many of his celebrated colleagues such as Rota, Rozsa , Sarde, and Lavagnino. For "The Unnaturals" he wrote and directed a dramatic OST for large orchestra and saxophone interventions, in which a Requiem religious theme emerges. From the tapes of the recording session we used every note recorded in mono of the dramatic score, and we were also able to retrieve all the danceable 1920s melodies recorded in full stereo (we have to mention that in 1969 an easy listening album in stereo was planned, and then apparently deleted). Our CD lasting 44:39 minutes, recovers and preserves an excellent OST by Maestro Savina, from one of the best films by Antonio Margheriti (one of the director's favorites).
DIRECTOR AND CAST:
Directed in 1969 by Antonio Margheriti. Starring: Helga Anders, Dominique Boschero, Claudio Camaso, Alan Collins, Joachim Fuchsberger, Marianne Koch, Marianne Leibl, Marco Morelli, Giuliano Raffaelli.
The rich Archibald Barret drives his car to Brighton where he plans to deliver some important documents to his lawyer, which will make him the permanent owner of his deceased cousin Richard Wright's assets. With him are his accountant Ben Taylor with his wife Vivian, and the farmer Alfred Singler with his lover Margareth. It is the middle of the night in pouring down rain and his car goes off the road. The five people take refuge in a chalet where they happen upon the owner Uriah and her mother Herta performing a séance, so they are invited to take part. At that moment the woman, who is already in a trance begins to evoke each of the guests' pasts and reveals their faults to everyone present: Alfred was discovered having an affair with Margareth which caused his wife's death; Vivian has an unnatural burning love for Richard's wife; Archibald poisons his cousin in order to take possession of his assets and lets Ben be found guilty of his death; and finally Ben, who is keeping quiet to hide a crime committed by his wife. Two innocent servants are sentenced to death for Richard's murder - Uriah, to be precise, and her mother. They come back from the dead to take revenge by revealing the truth, which triggers a fight between the five people and ends in their deaths.