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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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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

Lydia Brazzi, who plays Peter Sellers' mother , was chosen when Vittorio De Sica saw her in a restaurant with Rossano Brazzi. He pleaded with her to play the matronly row, not realising she was in fact Brazzi's wife. She would appear in only 3 other movies. 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

Aldo Vanucci: [to Police Chief after townsfolk boo him] We should have a talk in your office before they kill you.
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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

Referenced in Mondo Mod (1967) 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 Italian and very funny.
10 July 2000 | by RReneeSee all my reviews

As a comedy for an American audience, After the Fox is a pleasant diversion, especially the classic performance by Victor Mature as the aging Hollywood hunk who can't accept reality. But for any person who has spent any time in Italy--whether in an urban center such as Rome or the Italian equivalent of Mayberry--this movie is hilarious. The writers and performers have captured the essence of the Italian personality as well as the spirit of the abrasive American personality. Since this film was shot entirely on location, we get a real sense of Italy as a place. Peter Sellers posing as the self-important filmmaker Federico Fabrizi with Fellini black-rimmed glasses and all gives an excellent performance. I love this movie.


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