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The Venetian Affair (1966)

Approved | | Action, Thriller | 10 February 1967 (Ireland)
Former CIA man, Bill Fenner, now a downbeat, loner journalist, is sent to Venice to investigate the shock suicide bombing by an American diplomat at a peace conference.

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Claire Connor
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Robert Wahl (as Karl Boehm)
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Giulia Almeranti
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Mike Ballard
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Frank Rosenfeld
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Jan Aarvan
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After an American diplomat inexplicably explodes a bomb during an international peace conference in Venice, killing himself and everyone in the room, CIA boss Frank Rosenfeld calls ex-agent Bill Fenner in on the case. Fenner is forced to find his ex-wife and save her from the clutches of both the good guys and the bad guys, while still obtaining the Vaugiroud report and uncovering the bombing conspiracy. Written by Daniel Bolton

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Vaughn! Venice! Vooom!

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Intriga en Venecia  »

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Trivia

Bond director Guy Hamilton was at one stage attached to direct. See more »

Quotes

Frank Rosenfeld: I'm sorry about her. It's a stinkin' business. But the job had to get done.
Bill Fenner: Go to hell, Rosie.
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Referenced in Italy's in Season (1967) See more »

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Our Venetian Affair
Words by Hal Winn
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Sung by Julius LaRosa
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25 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And a big yawn goes to "The Venetian Affair" from 1966.

Based on a Helen McInnes novel, none of which made successful films, it sports an interesting, if not great cast: Robert Vaughn, Ed Asner, Boris Karloff, Elke Sommer, and Karl Boehm. The most interesting things about it are Karloff and the shots of Venice, my favorite city. I wish it had been in color.

The beginning makes one think you're really going to see something. An American diplomat detonates a bomb during a conference on disarmament in Vienna. There doesn't seem to be any reason for him doing so, and the USA doesn't want to be blamed. They start looking for reasons.

Vaughn, playing a drunk named Bill Fenner, who is ex-CIA, is sent back into action by the CIA. He has an ex-wife who is a turncoat, and the CIA is sure he can locate her. They think she might have been involved or at least know something. Fenner never got over her, though you wouldn't know it since he propositions every woman he meets.

It becomes confusing from there -- and boring. Slow pace, and Vaughn was not the stuff movie stars are made of. It's normal when you have a big success like Man from U.N.C.L.E. to try your luck at films, but not everyone succeeds.

Despite what some people state on this board, that people who don't like this movie were expecting explosions and all sorts of car chases and CGI, etc, I didn't care about any of that and never have. It's just not a very intriguing film. All I ask from a spy film is some suspense and a really good story, along with the acting.

During this time, we had the James Bond films with all their gadgets, and U.N.C.L.E., and the producers tried to attract both audiences. A very routine film.


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