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After the Fox (1966) Wikipedia - After the Fox

 

 

A well-drawn caper movie, with star-studded cast led by the immensely versatile Peter Sellers, who was perfect for the rôle. Some nice locations including Cinecittà Wikipedia - Cinecittà itself as a location. The build up to the dénoûment is long and exciting but ends without doing justice to this build-up. It feels like there should be another forty minutes of movie in order to do justice to such clever build-up.

Vittorio di Seca, directing the movie, makes an appearance as himself. Britt Ekland plays the Fox's younger sister. Victor Mature had come out of retirement to play the character Tony Powell, who is essentially Victor Mature. Akim Tamiroff plays the Egyptian master-criminal and his moll is played by Italian beauty Maria Grazia Buccella Wikipedia - Maria Grazia Buccella Link - , who was Miss Italy in 1959 and considered for the part of Domino in Thunderball Wikipedia - Thunderball Maria Buccella makes for a visually impressive opening scene. Italy's women's magazines feature toplessness and nudity, much like its beaches, and it seems to be mandatory that Italy's actresses pose nude for Playboy magazine.

 

Cinecitta in 1966
Cinecittà in 1966: The Pyramids

 

Pyramids 1966
The real Pyramids Wikipedia - in 1966. The gold wagon drives through Egyptian scenery.

Egypt - The Pyramids

 

Egypt 1943, a DC3 flies over the Pyramids
Egypt 1943, a DC3 flies over the Pyramids

 

Cairo 1966
Cairo Wikipedia - in 1966. Much of old Cairo has been destroyed and redeveloped. I doubt half of these buildings are still there.

 

Scene: In the opening scene, Akim Tamaroff stages a heist of the wagon delivering the gold using Maria Grazia Buccella as a decoy. The drivers never stood a chance.
Location: Egypt

After the Fox (1966) - Egypt

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Akim Tameroff - Back projection at Cinecitta
Akim Tameroff: Back projection at Cinecittà.

 

Maria Grazia Buccella
The trap is laid.

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia BuccellaMaria Grazia Buccella
So this is what they mean by a mirage.

Maria Grazia Buccella
The drivers of the gold wagon blow a gasket.

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella
Costume have chosen a fishnet veil which is not easily visible in this DVD transfer but would have been on the silver screen. Personally I would have chosen a see-through veil for his mission.

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

 

 

 

 

Maria Grazia Buccella
This is the scene where Maria mimes to Akim Tamaroff's voice which inspired the same scene in Goldmember (2002) Wikipedia - Goldmember.

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella
Maria Grazia Buccella

 

 

 

VIA VENETO

 

Scene: Peter Sellers, aka The Fox, imagines that his sister is prostituting herself on the Via Veneto
Location: Via Veneto. Roma. Ahhhhhh.....

Via Veneto, Roma

Via Veneto, Roma

Via Veneto, Roma

 

Via Veneto, Roma

Via Veneto, Roma

Via Veneto, Roma

Via Veneto, Roma

Via Veneto, Roma
Britt Ekland in a wig, right of frame. Peter Sellers as the Fox, in one of his many superb disguises.

Via Veneto, Roma

Via Veneto, Roma

 

Scene: Tony Powell in his hotel suite
Location: Studio at Cinecittà

 

Victor Mature playing Tony Powell in his hotel suite
In the background we see a full-length wardrobe trunk. You can see that it is long enough to contain Tony Powell's trench-coats. Even taller wardrobe trunks were made to contain items such as Marlene Dietrich's gowns.

Victor Mature playing Tony Powell in his hotel suite

Victor Mature playing Tony Powell in his hotel suite

Victor Mature playing Tony Powell in his hotel suite

Victor Mature playing Tony Powell in his hotel suite

Victor Mature playing Tony Powell in his hotel suite

 

Scene: The Fox retreives his sister from another foray into acting
Location: Via Veneto

 

Peter Sellers as the Fox desiguised as Carbinieri
Peter Sellers as the Fox, desguised as Carbinieri at 129 Via Veneto

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After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)

 

 

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)

 

 

Scene: In Tony Powell's hotel room in Sevaglio
Location: Studio at Cinecittà Wikipedia -

Britt Ekland
Britt Ekland with Tony Powell's hair coloring all over her face.

 

Scene: Cinecittà Wikipedia -
Location: Cinecittà Wikipedia -

Vittorio de Sica at Cinecitta

Vittorio de Sica

Vittorio de Sica at Cinecitta

Vittorio de Sica at Cinecitta

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Scene: The gold comes ashore at Sevalio:
Location: St Angelo


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The Fox has stolen Vittorio de Sica's equipment, including, camera, lights and his van.

 

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)

 

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)
Peter Sellers, playing The Fox, playing neo-realist movie director Federico Fabrizi

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)
St Angelo

After the Fox (1966)

After the Fox (1966)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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