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The Little Foxes -- 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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Release Date:
29 August 1941 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
...the film version of the stage hit, as the ruthless beauty whose ambition spelt the doom of three men
Plot:
The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 9 Oscars. Another 3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
NOBODY'S AS GOOD AS BETTE WHEN SHE'S BAD! See more (109 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Regina Giddens

Herbert Marshall ... Horace Giddens

Teresa Wright ... Alexandra Giddens

Richard Carlson ... David Hewitt

Dan Duryea ... Leo Hubbard
Patricia Collinge ... Birdie Hubbard

Charles Dingle ... Ben Hubbard

Carl Benton Reid ... Oscar Hubbard
Jessica Grayson ... Addie (as Jessie Grayson)
John Marriott ... Cal

Russell Hicks ... William Marshall

Lucien Littlefield ... Manders
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Hewitt
Terry Nibert ... Julia
Henry 'Hot Shot' Thomas ... Harold

Charles R. Moore ... Simon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hooper Atchley ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Al Bridge ... Dawson (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ... Train Companion (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Depositor (uncredited)
Kenny Washington ... Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
William Wyler 
 
Writing credits
Lillian Hellman (by)

Lillian Hellman (screen play)

Arthur Kober (additional scenes and dialogue) &
Dorothy Parker (additional scenes and dialogue) and
Alan Campbell (additional scenes and dialogue)

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Meredith Willson 
 
Cinematography by
Gregg Toland (photography by)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup: Miss Davis
Norbert A. Myles .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Tummel .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Frank Maher .... sound recorder
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ned Scott .... still photographer
Vic Jones .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carmen Dragon .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... conductor (uncredited)
Max Terr .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Samuel Goldwyn .... presenter
Dalton S. Reymond .... technical advisor
Herman Shumlin .... producer: stage play
Niven Busch .... story editor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
116 min (copyright length)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1947) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1996) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #7450) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
Bette Davis took over the role made famous by Tallulah Bankhead in the Broadway production.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: (at around 5 mins) When the piano is played the sounds we hear are an octave lower than the hand-positions shown.See more »
Quotes:
Ben Hubbard:Down here we have a strange custom. We drink the last drink as a toast. That's to prove that the Southerner's always on his feet for the last drink.
[later he admitted to making that up for the occasion]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Rosen aus dem SüdenSee more »

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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
NOBODY'S AS GOOD AS BETTE WHEN SHE'S BAD!, 27 July 2001
Author: gelpi20007 (gelpi20007@cs.com) from WA, USA

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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