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After the Fox (Blu-ray) BFI


This wildly funny farce gives the comic genius of Peter Sellers (The Party, What’s New Pussycat?) free reign as he assumes several wacky personalities, each one funnier than the last! Superb direction by Vittorio De Sica (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) and a sparkling script by Neil Simon (The Odd Couple) make After the Fox an absolute must-see. 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, Kiss of Death) and his own voluptuous sister (Britt Ekland, The Man with the Golden Gun) in a fake film about a gold theft! The stellar cast includes Martin Balsam (Cuba), Akim Tamiroff (The Black Sleep) and Italian comedy legend Lando Buzzanca (Sex For Sale).

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Special Features

After the Fox: A Socially-Distanced Interview (2020, 15 mins): Britt Ekland looks back on the early days of her acting career and remembers the making of After the Fox
Peter Sellers: Master of Disguise (2020, 14 mins): Vic Pratt revisits the enigma of Peter Sellers and his multiple roles in this video essay illustrated with promotional images for After the Fox
DDR Magazin Nummer 11 (1962, 12 mins): After the Fox director Vittorio De Sica – paying a visit to Berlin – features prominently in this fascinating East German propaganda newsreel produced in the Cold War era
Robbery (1897, 1 min): could this Victorian novelty reel be the earliest heist comedy?
The Man with the Velvet Voice: Maurice Denham (1961 + 1975, 72 mins): the mellow tones of velvet-voiced actor Maurice Denham – who plays an authorative supporting role in After the Fox – ring out as clear as crystal in these two rarities from the BFI National Archive, the CFF classic The Last Rhino and BTF film, Go As You Please… in Britain
Original trailer