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After the Fox (1966)

Caccia alla volpe (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 8 September 1966 (Italy)
An Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot on a beach where a bogus movie is being filmed.

Director:

Vittorio De Sica

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Aldo Vanucci
Victor Mature ... Tony Powell
Britt Ekland ... Gina Romantica
Martin Balsam ... Harry Granoff
Akim Tamiroff ... Okra
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Polio
Tino Buazzelli Tino Buazzelli ... Siepi
Mac Ronay Mac Ronay ... Carlo
Lydia Brazzi Lydia Brazzi ... Mamma Vanucci
Lando Buzzanca ... Police Chief
Maria Grazia Buccella ... Bikini Girl
Maurice Denham ... Chief of Interpol
Tiberio Murgia Tiberio Murgia ... 1st Detective
Francesco De Leone 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 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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You caught the "Pussycat"... now chase the Fox! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

8 September 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

After the Fox See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the movie posters on the wall in Gina's room is for La Pantera Rosa (The Pink Panther) and lists Peter Sellers as one of the stars. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of this film, the police conferees are presented with a gold bar to examine. Based on its apparent size - it seems to be about a foot and a half long by three and a half inches wide and high - it would weigh on the order of 150 pounds. Yet it is passed around the table as if it weighed a tenth that much. 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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Alternate Versions

The original Italian language version has completely different music by Piero Piccioni. The Italian version is included on the Region 2 DVD as an alternative language. The American release features music by Burt Bacharach. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) 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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Not as as bad as it's made out to be
27 June 2005 | by egleg_loombucketSee all my reviews

For some reason, this film failed on it's release in 1966, and coincidentally marked the first in a long line of cinema flops for the star Peter Sellers, but now, on viewing it on DVD, I think it stands very comfortably amongst his more recognised work. The plot, written by Neil Simon is brilliantly fast-paced, the comedy lies everywhere, and there's terrific support from Maurice Denham, Britt Ekland, and of course Victor Mature sending up himself as a age-defying crummy actor. Why it flopped, heaven knows. Under the masterful direction of Vittorio de Sica, this map-cap farce makes great viewing, although it does take a bit to get the momentum up. Overall, very enjoyable.


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