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Un uomo da rispettare
Directed by Michele Lupo
Produced by Manolo Bolognini (executive producer)
Marina Cicogna (producer)
Written by Roberto Leoni (story)
Franco Bucceri (story)
Nico Ducci (screenplay)
Michele Lupo (screenplay)
Mino Roli (screenplay)
Starring See below
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Tonino Delli Colli
Editing by Antonietta Zita
Release date(s) 8 December 1972
Running time 112 minutes
95 minutes (DVD
Country Italy, West Germany
Language English

The Master Touch (Italian: Un uomo da rispettare) is a 1972 Italian / West German crime film directed by Michele Lupo starring Kirk Douglas and Florinda Bolkan.

The film is also known as A Man to Respect in the Philippines and the USA.


Plot summary

Douglas plays a safe cracker who has just been released from prison. His faithful and beautiful wife has waited for his release. He attempts what he plans to be one last burglary of a safe in the top floor of a Hamburg building. He calculates that even if unsuccessful, a prison sentence would be manageable. However, he miscalculates when a building guard is killed by accident, something that will result in a life sentence. He is led away by police as his pretty wife looks on.



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