Prince Of Foxes

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Prince Of Foxes

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Director:
Henry King
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2005
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Prince of Foxes, a 1949 film directed by Henry King, is based on the novel by Samuel Shellabarger. In Renaissance Italy, the ambitious Andrea Orsini (Tyrone Power) eagerly accepts a mission from Cesare Borgia (Orson Welles), who wants to take over all Italy. Orsini must seize command of the Citte del Monte, killing the venerable Count Verano (Felix Aylmer), and seducing the latter's much younger wife (Wanda Hendrix). If Orsini is successful, Borgia can enter the city without a battle and Orsini will be allowed to marry Borgia's cousin. But, as Orsini grows to admire the courage of the citizens of this city he was sent to overthrow, he is struck by conscience. As the time nears for Borgia's victorious entry, will he change sides?

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      • Orson Welles appeared in this film (and also another Twentieth Century Fox costume epic, The Black Rose) in order to raise money for the continued filming of his becalmed and much-troubled film version of Othello. It is said that, on both films, he purloined costumes and cameras for use in his own film, much to the amusement of Fox chief Darryl Zanuck.

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      • Making this film on authentic locations in Italy proved very expensive for Twentieth Century Fox, and studio boss Darryl Zanuck, after much consideration, elected to save a little money by filming it in black-and-white instead of colour as originally planned - a decision much criticised when the film appeared.

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