The Executioner of Venice (1963)
"Il boia di Venezia" (original title)

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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.



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


(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

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20 September 1963 (Italy)  »

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The Executioner of Venice  »

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Great to look at swashbuckler filmed in Venice
11 May 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Costumed actioner set in the city and benefiting from being filmed in and around the canals. the plot has to do with intrigue concerning the titled character and the inquisition. Its a costumed swashbuckler of the sort they don't make any more and rarely did they ever look this good or have such a great sense of place. Its a shame that a good letterboxed version of this film doesn't seem to be out there since the pan and scan version I saw often had confrontations with invisible men (speaking characters have been chopped out of the frame). the cast headed, by Lex Barker and Guy Madison, is quite good, even when dubbed into English. Its a nice movie for a rainy afternoon, when you want to just sit and watch some adventures from a bygone time.

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