The Thief of Venice
|Il Ladro di Venezia|
|Directed by||John Brahm|
|Produced by||Robert Haggiag
|Written by||John Brahm
Jesse Lasky Jr.
|Based on||story by Michael Pertwee|
|Music by||Alessandro Cicognini|
|Edited by||Renzo Lucidi
|Distributed by||20th Century-Fox (US)|
November 1952 (US)
|Box office||1,745,680 admissions (France)|
It was released in the US two years after being made.
In Venice during the Middle Ages, a beautiful tavernkeeper finds herself caught up in intrigue and a war between Italy and Turkey. Naval officer Christian turns into a thief to oppose craft Serato.
- Maria Montez ... Tina
- Paul Hubschmid ... Alfiere Lorenzo Contarini
- Massimo Serato ... Scarpa the Inquisitor
- Faye Marlowe ... Francesca Disani
- Aldo Silvani ... Capt. von Sturm
- Luigi Saltamerenda ... Alfredo
- Guido Celano ... Polo
- Umberto Sacripante ... Durro
- Camillo Pilotto ... Adm. Disani
- Ferdinando Tamberlani... Lombardi
- Liana Del Balzo ... Duenna
- Paolo Stoppa ... Marco
- Mario Tosi ... Mario
- Vinicio Sofia ... Grazzi
- Leonardo Scavino ... Sharp Eye
The movie was an Italian-American co production. Originally Edmond O'Brien and his wife Olga San Juan were mentioned as possibly starring in the movie which was being produced by Monte Schaff and Lou Appleton. Douglas Fairbanks Jnr was also mentioned as a possible lead. Eventually it was announced Nathan Wachsberger would produce (in Europe) from a script by Jesse Lasky Jrn, and that former Universal contract stars Maria Montez and Paul Christian would star.
The movie was shot on location in Italy with studio work done at Scalera Studios.
The Christian Science Monitor said that "a series of coups, captures and escapes take place with a great deal of running about but very little inventiveness."
The Washington Post called it "a rip snorting Western" style film.
- 'Thief of Venice' Provides Lots of Action -- In 1575 By Dorothea Pattee Post Reporter. The Washington Post (1923-1954) [Washington, D.C] 14 Mar 1953: 4.
- French box office for 1951 at Box Office Story
- The Thief of Venice at Maria Montez Fan page
- Revue Beckoning Webb; Lesser Planning Series; Rains 'Barricade' Star Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 17 Mar 1949: 23.
- MOVIELAND BRIEFS Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 09 June 1949: B11.
- Israel Bids for Adler, Muni and Hecht Play; Rogers Seeks Star Packet Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 30 Mar 1949: 15.
- Jesse Lasky Jr. Plans Production in Europe; Bromfield Gets New Deal Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 12 Aug 1949: A7.
- Faye Marlowe Returning as George Sanders Lead; Ball-Arnaz Deal Sighted Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 26 Oct 1949: 23.
- Corey Pursues Romantic Course in 'Furies;' Italy Expedition Launching Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 28 Oct 1949: 21.
- Of Local Origin New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 24 Nov 1952: 19.
- Maria Montez Seen in Film Made in Italy R.N.. The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current file) [Boston, Mass] 29 Jan 1953: 6.
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