After the Fox - 1966 (Not Rated)


Year of Release: 1966
Rated: Not Rated
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Approx. Running Time: 103 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 2 Stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

This wildly funny farce gives the comic genius of Peter Sellers free reign as he assumes several wacky personalities, each one funnier than the last! Superb direction by Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief) and a sparkling original script by Neil Simon (The Goodbye Girl) make After the Fox an absolute "must-see" (Leonard Maltin)! Millions of dollars' worth of gold bullion is on its way from Cairo to an unknown Italian destination. There is only one criminal mastermind capable of stealing it: Aldo Vanucci (Sellers), also known as "The Fox." Aldo devises the perfect plan to seize the gold: Posing as a flamboyant film director, he casts an aging, egotistical film star (Victor Mature) and his own voluptuous sister (Britt Ekland) in a fake film about a gold theft! But the action really heats up when the boat with the real gold arrives.

My Comments:

This is a funny movie, but it is not the type of comedy that today's jaded audience is likely to enjoy. The humor in it is mostly an innocent sort of over-the-top silliness and it is lacking in both sexual innuendo and vulgarity. Unfortunately, I am among those jaded masses and, while I enjoyed the film, I couldn't justify giving it a rating any higher than 2 stars. It just isn't weird enough for me, though it does have the bonus of starring the late Hollywood "hunk" Victor Mature, who essentially plays himself. And really, he was the reason why I bought it.

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