The Venetian Affair (film)

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The Venetian Affair
Theatrical release poster by Frank McCarthy
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Produced by E. Jack Neuman
Jerry Thorpe
Written by E. Jack Neuman
Starring Robert Vaughn
Elke Sommer
Boris Karloff
Luciana Paluzzi
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography Milton R. Krasner
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • January 18, 1967 (1967-01-18) (United States)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Venetian Affair is a 1967 spy film directed by Jerry Thorpe. It stars Robert Vaughn and Elke Sommer and is based on a novel by Helen MacInnes. It was shot on location in Venice, Italy.[1]


A former CIA agent, Bill Fenner, now a downbeat, loner journalist, is sent to Venice to investigate the shock suicide bombing by an American diplomat at a peace conference.

CIA chief Frank Rosenfeld specifically requests Fenner come out of retirement because one of the suspects in the case is Fenner's ex-wife, Sandra Fane, who is believed to be a Communist sympathizer. A secret report by Dr. Vaugiroud could be the key, but Fenner's and Fane's lives are greatly endangered, particularly at the hands of a mysterious man named Wahl, while trying to unravel the plot.


"The Venetian Affair" was released in America on region 1 DVD by Warner Archives on August 23, 2011. It is widescreen.


  1. ^ Stephen Jacobs, Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster, Tomohawk Press 2011 p 474

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