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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>

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Taglines:

You caught the "Pussycat"... now chase the Fox! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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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

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Aldo Vanucci: [to Tony and Gina] When I give you the signal, do nothing, absolutely nothing.
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Connections

Remade as Tees Maar Khan (2010) 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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Very clever, very delightful
28 June 2003 | by SybilLudingtonSee all my reviews

This is actually my favorite Peter Sellers film, and my favorite Neil Simon script, though I suppose I'm in the minority there. I just love it to pieces, though, and re-watch it at least once a year. Sellers as thief in prison, as devoted son and stern brother, as American tourist, and especially as a Felliniesque film director--it's just terrific stuff, he is so pricelessly funny, and yet there is somehow a little less of him and more of a script than there is in the Blake Edwards films, which is why I think I like it better. And I do think Victor Mature is marvelous in it too, with a touching wistfulness underneath all the vain posturing. Ditto the chief of police. The sets are fabulous too, and so is the Bacharach music, much of it deliciously cheerfully Italianate but also the wonderfully catchy main title sung by Sellers himself with the Hollies (that would be Graham Nash later of Crosby, Stills and Nash).

There are certain things about the film that remind me of The Producers, though the comedy style is not quite the same. But anyway, not to be missed!


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