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After the Fox (1966)

Caccia alla volpe (original title)
After the heist of the 'gold of Cairo', an Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot once it's unloaded on the beach of an Italian fishing village 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 Maurice Denham ... Chief of Interpol
Tiberio Murgia Tiberio Murgia ... 1st Detective
Francesco De Leone Francesco De Leone ... 2nd Detective
Carlo Croccolo 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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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

Musicians in the band on the soundtrack included bassist Jack Bruce and Burt Bacharach on piano. 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: [Holds a cigar box open for Aldo] Have a cigar.
Aldo Vanucci: Oh, I couldn't take your last one.
Police Chief: Thank you.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References The Ten Commandments (1956) 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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Do you know how many good kisser are starving in Italy?
18 February 2001 | by Mr. OpEdSee all my reviews

"Do you know how many good kisser are starving in Italy?" That's just one of the excellent lines from this underrated movie. The credits alone sound like the plot for a waco 60s jet-set movie: Vittorio De Sica directing a Neil Simon script? You've got to be kidding. True, the film sags and lags at parts, but between Peter Sellers, Victor Mature (truly awesome here), and the mouth-wateringly hummana-hummana Brit Ekland, the movie has enough going for it that it remains a favorite. And that incredible Burt Bacharach score! I swear that if you're depressed and listen to this music (available on CD as I write this), you'll be cured for life!


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