Mask of the Avenger (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mask of the Avenger (1951)

Mask of the Avenger (1951)

Mask of the Avenger

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Auteur theorists may have trouble discerning the "signature" of director Phil Karlson in the Columbia costume adventure Mask of the Avenger. John Derek stars as Capt. Renatu Dimorna, the son of an Italian aristocrat, who vows revenge after his father is murdered during the European political upheaval of 1848. To this end, Dimorna becomes a dashing Robin Hood type, swashbuckling his way throughout Italy. His principal rival is a traitorous military leader (Anthony Quinn), who is also Dimorna's rival for the affections of a beautiful woman (Jody Lawrance). Production values are quite good in Mask of the Avenger, belying the picture's modest budget.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance
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Written By: Jesse Lasky Jr., Philip MacDonald, Ralph Gilbert Bettinson
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Columbia Pictures

Cast

John Derek
as Capt. Renato Dimorna
Anthony Quinn
as Viovanni Larocca
Jody Lawrance
as Maria d'Orsini
Arnold Moss
as Colardi
Eugene Iglesias
as Rollo D'Anterras
Ian Wolfe
as Signor Donner
Carlo Tricoli
as Baron Marchese
Wilton Graff
as Count Dimorna
Tristram Coffin
as Noncommissioned Offi...
Ric Roman
as Guard
Philip Van Zandt
as Artillery Major
Belle Mitchell
as Woman Busybody
Minerva Urecal
as Market Woman
Lester Sharpe
as Majordomo
Gregory Gaye
as Col. Von Falker
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | July 16, 2008
New York Times
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Mainly dull swashbuckler with good costumes and an allegorical attack on McCarthyism.

Full Review… | December 29, 2015
Classic Film and Television

A shrill, formulaic costume adventure story that doesn't pass muster.

Full Review… | June 4, 2008
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