Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The kid-oriented film was lensed on location. The principal characters are an old Venetian gondolier and a young boy. They don't believe their eyes at first, but soon become convinced that they've witnessed a stone lion statue coming to life. Actually, this supposed metamorphosis is but a prelude to an exciting treasure hunt, with dire danger facing our heroes at every turn. At 73 minutes, Lion of Venice is just long enough to sustain credibility.