The Venetian Affair (film)
|The Venetian Affair|
Theatrical release poster by Frank McCarthy
|Directed by||Jerry Thorpe|
|Produced by||E. Jack Neuman|
|Written by||E. Jack Neuman|
|Music by||Lalo Schifrin|
|Cinematography||Milton R. Krasner|
|Edited by||Henry Berman|
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.
Bosley Crowther of The New York Times wrote in his review: "It's a totally inane and posy picture about an American newspaper photographer who gets involved in an international intrigue in Venice which has something to do with obtaining a secret report. [...] Some nice color photography in Venice is the only plus feature of this film, which is based on a novel by Helen MacInnes."
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