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After the Fox (1966)

Caccia alla volpe (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 8 September 1966 (Italy)
Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world and master of disguise. After Aldo escapes from the Italian prison he was held in, he meets again ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Powell
Gina Romantica
Harry Granoff
Tino Buazzelli ...
Mac Ronay ...
Lydia Brazzi ...
Mamma Vanucci
Lando Buzzanca ...
Police Chief
Bikini Girl
Maurice Denham ...
Chief of Interpol
Tiberio Murgia ...
1st Detective
Francesco De Leone ...
2nd Detective
Carlo Croccolo ...
Café Owner


Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world and master of disguise. After Aldo escapes from the Italian prison he was held in, he meets again with his friends and plans to retrieve the "gold of Cairo", a large shipment of gold that waits to be unloaded somewhere in Italy. Aldo devises the perfect plan- posing as a famous director, he finds the ideal coastal village to unload the shipment, and persuades the entire population that he has chosen their village as the set for his new movie. Everybody, including the idiot chief of the local police is so excited, that they can't even imagine that in fact they are helping the Fox to get the "gold of Cairo"... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Watch your girl, guard your gold, hold your jewels ...the fox is loose! See more »


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

8 September 1966 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

After the Fox  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actor portraying Moses (in the Biblical epic being filmed by Vittorio De Sica in the desert) has a hairstyle modeled on Michelangelo's renowned sculpture, "Moses"; horns are sculpted into the actor's hair, mimicking the horns in Michelangelo's statue (placed there due to a mistranslation of the Bible, in which the Hebrew word for "rays" was misread as 'horns'). See more »


Gina Romantica rubs Tony Powell's hair dye on her face. Seconds later, the marks on her face are still there but her hands are clean. See more »


Vittorio De Sica: I want more sand in the desert!
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References Mon Oncle (1958) See more »


After the Fox
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Orchestration by Charles Blackwell
Performed by The Hollies and Peter Sellers
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Very funny film!
28 April 1999 | by (Mpls., MN) – See all my reviews

While certainly not one of his greatest works, Peter Sellers nonetheless shines as Aldo Vanucci, aka "The Fox". He underplays the role in his early scenes, as the scheming criminal, but pulls out all the stops when the character hits upon the idea to masquerade as "Fredrico Fabrizi" the great neo-realist. Much like the scheme inspires Vanucci, the disguise inspires Sellers, and his wildly inventive genius kicks into high gear.

Equally funny is Victor Mature as aging, past-his-prime movie idol Tony Powell. It's a well-written part (by Neil Simon), but Mature really brings him to life, and rather than merely making him a buffoon, which would have been easy to do, he gives him a quality of sympathy; deep down, despite all his posturing and pompousness, Powell probably knows he's on the decline.

All-in-all, a very funny film, with a truly inspired Sellers performance, even if it's not his best. Even a little really good Sellers goes a long way. He's sadly missed.

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