6.1/10
99
4 user 3 critic

The Executioner of Venice (1963)

Il boia di Venezia (original title)
In Venice,during the Inquisition,Sandrigo Bembo,the son of the Doge Giovanni Bembo,is falsely accused of treason out of pure malice by the Grand Inquisitor Rodrigo Zeno.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a millionaires valet is murdered he hires a detective to discover by who and why his valet was killed, leading to connections of the nazi sort!

Director: Robert Lynn
Stars: Lex Barker, Ann Smyrner, Ronald Fraser
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Renegades trying to get the army to abandon their fort get the Indians addicted to whiskey, then convince them to attack and drive out the soldiers.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Daliah Lavi
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An assumed-dead gangster wants to implicate a completely innocent man to pay for his crimes s he can give the slip to his avengers and persecutors.

Director: José Luis Madrid
Stars: Lex Barker, Joachim Fuchsberger, Marianne Koch
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Kara Ben-Nemsi, friends and rescuees set out to free a young relative of the guardian of the treasure of the Chaldaeans 'Christian sect), who is captured for that fabulous ransom. They ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Lex Barker, Marie Versini, Ralf Wolter
Certificate: GP Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.

Director: Sam Wanamaker
Stars: George Peppard, Joan Collins, Judy Geeson
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Female prisoners are shipped to Devil's Island penal colony. They are indoctrinated into the prison life from abusive guards and then a new prison governor arrives with planned reforms.

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Guy Madison, Michèle Mercier, Federica Ranchi
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The crew of an airplane forced to spend 24 hours in Beirut get in trouble with a smuggling gang.

Director: Peter Bezencenet
Stars: Lex Barker, Mickey Rooney, Michael Medwin
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Lex Barker, Joyce Mackenzie, Raymond Burr
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Yue Wong
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An army gold shipment and its escort vanish in the Ozarks, prompting accusations of theft and desertion but frontiersman Old Shatterhand and Apache chief Winnetou help solve the mystery of the missing army gold.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Rik Battaglia
Honeymoon (1956)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Analía Gadé, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Lída Baarová
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sandrigo Bembo
...
Rodrigo Zeno
Alessandra Panaro ...
Leonora Danin
Mario Petri ...
Boia Guarnieri
Alberto Farnese ...
Michele Arcà
Giulio Marchetti ...
Bartolo
...
Doge Giovanni Bembo
Franco Fantasia ...
Pietro
Raf Baldassarre ...
Messere Grimani
Mirella Roxy ...
Smeralda
Marija Tocinoski
John Bartha ...
Messere Leonardo (as Gianni Barta)
Attilio Severini
Giulio Maculani
Giuliana Farnese ...
(as Farnese Oggi Giuliana)
Edit

Storyline

(1963) Lex Barker, Guy Madison Alessanra Panaro, Mario Petri. It's Lex against Guy in this great epic set in the early 17th century. Lots of court intrigue and duplicity with Madison doing a fine job as an evil grand inquisitor. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

intrigue | tights | duel | epee | sword | See All (20) »

Taglines:

Greed is his purpose, and lust his passion.

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1963 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Executioner of Venice  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
excellent Italian dubbed historical adventure with Lex Barker pitted against Guy Madison
16 December 2003 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

If you do not like low-budget, early 60s dubbed Italian costumed historical adventures, you won't like this one either. However, for fans of the genre, THE EXECUTIONER OF VENICE is top-notch entertainment with nice Venetian settings, lots of court intrigue and duplicity, and two of the finest American expatriate actors in 60s eurocinema--Lex Barker as the hero, Sandrigo Bembo, adopted son of the Doge of Venice, and Guy Madison as the tracherous grand inquisitor, Rodrigo Zeno. Director Luigi Capuano specialized in this sort of adventure in the early 60s, working with Barker in 1960s TERROR OF THE RED MASK, and after this film, making four films with Guy Madison. Just prior to this one, he made two with Gordon Scott--MASK OF THE MUSKETEERS and LION OF ST. MARK--that I recommend to fans of the genre. No great analysis is needed of THE EXECUTIONER OF VENICE. It's just a well-mounted but economical historical swashbuckler and the only European film where Barker and Madison are paired as equals. Regrettably, this copy is pan & scan, so some dramatic scenes between Madison and Barker feature Madison talking to an offscreen presence and the interesting set design is not as easy to appreciate as it should be, but until someone releases this in widescreen, it's worth searching out. The climax and ending are quite satisfying, the supporting cast is memorable (Mario Petri as the executioner whose story is quite complex, and Feodor Chaliapin Jr. as the aging, infirm, but sympathetic Doge of Venice), and it's great to see Madison as a pure manipulative villian with no redeeming values or tragic backstory. Barker looks great and must have been complimented that the role he is playing is that of a man at least a decade younger than Barker himself!


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Executioner of Venice (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?