A rather forgettable Peter Sellers comedy about an ingenious criminal who becomes a movie director as a front to pull off a gold heist.
After escaping from prison, notorious criminal Aldo Vanucci (Sellers), alias “The Fox”, dons a variety of disguises, his most novel being a film director which enables him to gain the manpower for a bullion hijack when he persuades an entire village that they are movie extras for his film.
The movie never really gets off the ground despite Neil Simon’s satirical script. The best joke of all is Victor Mature as a pompous has-been actor, sending up his own image – corsets and all.
Maria Grazia Buccella
Chief of Interpol
Francesco De Leone
Vittorio De Sica