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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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Complete credited cast:
Andrea Orsini
Wanda Hendrix ...
Camilla Verano
Marina Berti ...
Angela Borgia
Mario Belli
Katina Paxinou ...
Mona Constanza Zoppo
Felix Aylmer ...
Count Marc Antonio Verano


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 <>

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Release Date:

23 December 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Samuel Shellabarger's Prince of Foxes  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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During the battle sequence the exact same ground level shot of hot oil being poured on soldiers scaling a siege ladder is repeated only seconds later. See more »


Andrea Orsini: I asked to be taken to Duke Cesare Borgia.
Don Esteban: By his orders I sit in his seat.
Andrea Orsini: Well, sit lightly, my friend, lest you damage your brains.
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Referenced in Dancing in the Dark (1949) See more »

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Historical swashbuckling joy that is expertly written.
4 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the script to all the things that involve film making, Prince Of Foxes is a lesson in adventure entertainment. I'm really not here to outline the story for you because if you go into this film unaware of what awaits you, I really believe the story will enthral and submerge you with positive results.

We have a dashing hero played by the irrepressible Tyrone Power, a bona fide sneering villain played with menace by awesome Orson Welles, and an array of characters that help the plot to function out of the top draw. Wanda Hendrix is admirable and gorgeous as the main Female character and I will certainly be seeking out some more of her films for sure, whilst Everett Sloane continues to show just what a fine actor he really was. Filmed on location in Italy it looks absolutely gorgeous, so a round of applause to Leon Shamroy's cinematography, and Vittorio Nino Novarese costumes, however I find it odd that the film wasn't shot in colour to further emphasise the wonderful work on show !. On further delving I found that Orson Welles was shouting the odds as regards the scenes that he was involved in because he really wanted his villainy to have the maximum impact, it worked !.


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