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Prince of Foxes (1949)

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An unscrupulous agent for the Borgias suffers a change of heart when asked to betray a noble count and his much younger, very beautiful wife.

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Andrea Orsini
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Camilla Verano
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Angela Borgia
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Mario Belli
Katina Paxinou ...
Mona Constanza Zoppo
Felix Aylmer ...
Count Marc Antonio Verano
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In 1500, Duke Cesare Borgia hopes to marry his sister (widowed by poison) to the heir apparent of Ferrara, which impedes his conquest of central Italy. On this delicate mission he sends Andrea Orsini, his sister's lover and nearly as unscrupulous as himself. En route, Orsini meets Camilla Verano, wife of the count of Citta' del Monte (Borgia's next intended conquest); and sentiment threatens to turn him against his deadly master, whom no one betrays twice... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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23 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Samuel Shellabarger's Prince of Foxes  »

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Trivia

Citta del Monte is a fictional place. See more »

Goofs

When Andrea is painting Camilla's portrait, his sleeves are long and loose. One touches the wet canvas, yet no smudge is made upon the portrait or his sleeve. See more »

Quotes

Andrea Orsini: Heroism is a shallow thing, Madonna, if it isn't rooted in wisdom.
Camilla Verano: I don't intend to be wise; I can only be what I am.
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Referenced in Dancing in the Dark (1949) See more »

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this is a beautiful film
4 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This beautiful film was actually filmed in Sienna Italy in a palace which can be toured at the foot of the huge piazza and elsewhere in Italy, including Venice. That is why it seemed so authentic, because it is. I used to watch it and it added to my desire to travel to Italy and study Italian history. Finally, I did actually tour the building that was used as the interior of the palaces and I could almost see the film scene for scene as I did. It is another example of the brilliance of Orson Welles. I always watch it when it is played. Tyrone Power is beautiful and I have grown to enjoy Wanda Hendrix performance more with time as she does look a lot like some of the portraits of Italian women of the time. All of the characters look as if they stepped out of Renaissance paintings. As for Orson Welles it is a privilege to see his work and study his acting, directing and film-making.


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