Cinema: New Picture, Jan. 9, 1950

Prince of Foxes (20th Century-Fox] is probably Hollywood's most ambitious attempt to exploit actual locations. To recreate the look of Renaissance Italy, veteran Director Henry King & company spent six months and $4,500,000 (about half of it in the studio's frozen Italian lire). They fanned out to 14 Italian cities and towns and to the tiny mountain republic of San Marino, which 20th Century-Fox rented, complete with population, at $40 a day. No expense or trouble was spared; to help create a 15th Century view of the domes and canals of Venice, the Italians gladly detoured motorboats and uprooted telephone poles.

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