A Novel by Samuel Shellabarger
In Prince of Foxes Cesare Borgia (Orson Welles) is a powerful Duke or guild with ambitions to conquer and rule neighboring towns in order, no doubt, to increase his wealth, trade and power in the region.
Historical Novel by Samuel Shellabarger of the same name.
Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Wanda Hendrix, Marina Berti, Everett Sloane, Katina Paxinou, Felix Aylmer
He will chose a man who shares some of his same sentiments and aspirations but who makes well use of his diplomatic abilities. Andrea Orsini (Tyrone Power) is the perfect candidate since he has succeeded in his first mission that involved Borgia brother's wife, Lucretia.
The first step of this tyrannical plan will be to defeat Duke Varano and Orsini is well on his way to make this happen by gaining the old Duke's trust and killing him as soon as may be.
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Commerce in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries was not between countries but between towns and cities such as Venice, Milan, etc.
As a result merchants arose and became powerful and, of course ambitious. Such is the case of Borgia.
Although the movie is based on a novel of historical fiction published in 1947 by Samuel Shellabarger it realistically portrays life in the 1500s.
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Guidance for teens but OK.
Kids. Caution, but OK if you skip over the very scare violence.
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Very well adapted message from the book.
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Barely any, Children need parental caution and teens guidance.
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The young can learn a few things from this film. Life in the 1500s and honesty are the main lessons in this film.
In the film it is clear where a life of deceit and treachery leads.
Treachery needs to be explained to those who can't understand where it leads.
Beautiful story of an honorable man.
Orsini's remarkable ability to recognize his wrongs and walk away from them even influenced two powerful men in Borgia's army. This type of role model often goes unnoticed.