Fatevi vivi: la polizia non interverrà (Italy) (original title)
In den Händen des Entführers (West Germany)
Kidnap (International) (English title)
Digitmovies proudly presents as volume ten of the series dedicated to the Italian police movies genre the complete OST in full stereo by Piero Piccioni from the movie "Fatevi vivi,la polizia non interverrà" (aka "Kidnap") directed in 1974 by Giovanni Fago and starring Henry Silva,Philippe Leroy. Lia Tanzi,Gabriele Ferzetti, Rada Rassimov, Loris Bazzocchi, Pino Ferrara, Renato Pinciroli, Calisto Calisti, Bruno Boschetti, Luciano Bartoli, Rosita Torosh, Gianfranco Barra, Omero Antonutti, Armando Brancia, Fausta Avelli, Franco Diogene. Don Francesco, a well-known mafia don, is wrongly suspected by the police for having organized the kidnapping of a little girl, the daughter of a very rich industrialist. The old boss, who considers women and children to be "untouchables", wants to do his best to discover the guilty ones and to set the little girl free. During a shoot-out he is wounded, but thanks to him the kidnappers are arrested. At the time of the film's release only a 45 rpm single was issued on the United Artists label (UA 25757) with the two tracks "Kidnap" and "Agguato" (here Tr.1 and Tr.2) in stereo. Although we did get the license to release this OST, unfortunately the original session master tapes have been lost for a long time. After various searches we were able to find in the composer's private archive the original tapes in full stereo and in very good condition which gave us the chance to issue this CD with a duration of about 60 minutes. The OST is a fabulous mix of lounge and action music, quite different to the usual and well-known sounds of the Italian genre, but closer to the music of some British TV series such as "The Persuaders" (1971) with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis and scored by Ken Thorne with the main theme composed by John Barry: By the way, M° Piccioni had already written the score for the British movie "Puppet on the Chain" in 1970, and the musical approach is very similar. Dynamite-like action music gets alternated with sensual lounge atmospheres and the whole criminal side of the plot is described with mysterious, suspenseful and obsessive themes where the author uses the sound of the Jew's harp and the tubular bells. An OST rightly and properly rescued and preserved as tribute to the Italian Silver Age and to the wonderful music art of Piero Piccioni.