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The Little Foxes (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 29 August 1941 (USA)
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century.

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Nominated for 9 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddons née Hubbard has her daughter under her thumb. Mrs. Giddons is estranged from her husband, who is convalescing in Baltimore and suffers from a terminal illness. But she needs him home, and will manipulate her daughter to help bring him back. She has a sneaky business deal that she's cooking up with her two elder brothers, Oscar and Ben. Oscar has a flighty, unhappy wife and a dishonest worm of a son. Will the daughter have to marry this contemptible cousin? Who will she grow up to be - her mother or her aunt? Or can she escape the fate of both? Written by J. Spurlin

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...the film version of the stage hit, as the ruthless beauty whose ambition spelt the doom of three men

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Drama | Romance

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29 August 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Shot during one of Los Angeles' hottest heatwaves in years, with temperatures on the soundstages frequently rising above 100 degrees. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, just before Alexandra leaves Regina, in the shot when Regina climbs the stairs, and asks Zan if she would "like to sleep in her room tonight", we see a chair in the background (which earlier in the scene, Regina had sat in). The chair seat is empty. Two shots later, when Alexandra collects her hat and coat to leave, they have suddenly appeared on the chair. See more »

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Regina Giddens: [having learned what her brothers and cousin Leo have been up to, laughing] Well, this'll make a fine little scandal.
Horace Giddens: Couldn't it?
Regina Giddens: A fine little scandal to hold over their heads. Ha ha! How could they be such fools?
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Referenced in All About Bette (1994) See more »

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Rosen aus dem Süden
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Music by Johann Strauss
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NOBODY'S AS GOOD AS BETTE WHEN SHE'S BAD!
27 July 2001 | by (WA, USA) – See all my reviews

Bette is an absolute knockout in this adaptation of Lilliam Hellman's play about greed and corruption in the old south, at the turn of the century. Bette plays Regina Giddens, the formidable matriarch of a powerful southern clan, who will stop at nothing in order to secure wealth and social status. Director William Wyler and cinematographer Gregg Toland succeeded in creating a visually exciting film instead of just a filmed stage play. Nominated for ten Academy Awards, this is an unforgettable and still timeless film. A must!


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