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Volpone (1941)

Volpone, an elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favor with him in order to be named... See full summary »

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Volpone, an elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favor with him in order to be named his heir. He is inundated with valuable gifts, and soon finds himself entangled deeper and deeper in a web of lies. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Ben Jonson's Comedy Masterpiece!

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10 May 1941 (France)  »

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De reeder van Venetië  »

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Begun in 1938 by Jacques de Baroncelli (with Jean Tissier), the production shut down because of financial difficulties. Maurice Tourneur took over and the shooting resumed on 23rd March 1940 (minus Jean Tissier). The scenes shot in 1938 were incorporated in the final print. See more »

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I feel so luck to have caught this rare film at CINEFEST the annual early & rare film festival in Syracuse, NY - March 2003.
31 March 2003 | by (Culpeper, VA) – See all my reviews

I feel so luck to have caught this rare film at CINEFEST the annual early & rare film festival in Syracuse, NY - March 2003. More film buffs should support these festivals and share their discoveries on the IMDB so other film fans can track these old titles down. VOLPONE (1941, Sirilzky Pictures, in French w/English subtitles. D: Maurice Tourneur) A cynical, unscrupulous merchant played by Harry Baur, named Volpone (aka "the fox") schemes with his servant to con his greedy `friends' out of their money by pretending to be ill and dying, knowing they will give him gifts in hopes of being listed in his will. He then sits back to enjoy the fireworks but his plan inevitably backfires, setting the stage for an ironic denouement.


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