Prince of Foxes is a movie released in 1949 based on Samuel Shellabarger’s novel of the same name. The movie starred Tyrone Power, Wanda Hendrix, and Orson Welles as the main characters. Most scenes from the movie were shot on location in Italy, including the following scene in the church of San Pietro in Montorio.
If you look closely, included among the extras is one of our very own Canadian friars Fr. Wenceslaus Sebastian, standing to the right behind the bishop!
Fr. Wencelaus was studying at the Pontifical University of St. Anthony in Rome at the time from 1946-1948. In addition to appearing in a Hollywood movie, he also received a Doctorate in Theology before returning to Canada.
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