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After the Fox (1966)
"Caccia alla volpe" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  8 September 1966 (Italy)
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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:
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Tony Powell
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Gina Romantica
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Harry Granoff
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Okra
Paolo Stoppa ...
Polio
Tino Buazzelli ...
Siepi
Mac Ronay ...
Carlo
Lydia Brazzi ...
Mamma Vanucci
Lando Buzzanca ...
Police Chief
Maria Grazia Buccella ...
Bikini Girl
Maurice Denham ...
Chief of Interpol
Tiberio Murgia ...
1st Detective
Francesco De Leone ...
2nd Detective
Carlo Croccolo ...
Café Owner
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Storyline

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 devices 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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After the Fox  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Police Chief: Good morning!
Aldo Vanucci: Ooh! A good, strong "Good Morning"! OOOH!
[Passionately throws papers in the air]
Aldo Vanucci: OOOH! Sorry, we Artists must give vent to our emotions. And I have just vented... Good morning.
[Leaves]
Police Chief: [to mirror, trying it on] Good morning!
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References Mon Oncle (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Surprising Sellers
24 May 2003 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

When I found this film I had never heard of it. In glancing at its box I saw "Peter Sellers" and "Vittorio De Sica." Just those two names prompted me to take it home.

I was quite happy with what this film is.

The story is solid, and is what keeps this film running. Sellers does a good job, but I still enjoy his Pink Panther role, as well as his roles in Dr. Sstrangelove. Nevertheless, he does well as an Italian crook and "flamboyant" film director.

The comedy isn't too slapstick, it is smart. There are sight gags, there are setups and punchlines, there are one-liners, not to mention spoofed-themes, and pokes at other Italian film directors/producers.

I didn't exactly know what I would get with a De Sica comedy. He did a fine job, though. "Federico Fabrizi" sometimes looks and seems to be just like Federico Fellini. There are some moments where Fellini's 8 1/2 comes to mind.

A critic said that he didn't understand the ending. At first, I didn't. Think, though! Think! This is De Sica!

Take a look at this film, it's a good one.


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